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Easy Chicken Milanese

by Ree Drummond July 11, 2012

"A masterpiece! And it was so, so easy. You'll absolutely love this, guys. Make it this week!"
10 min. prep time 15 min. total time
6 (1 cup) servings


2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup all-purpose flour

3 large eggs
1/4 cup half-and-half or whole milk

1 cup seasoned bread crumbs

1 bag ready-to-serve arugula, baby spinach, or spring greens

1 lemon
1 small wedge Parmesan cheese

kosher or sea salt


Mix together the eggs and half-and-half. Set aside.

Place your palm flat against the top of each chicken breast and carefully slice each piece in half horizontally; you will now have four thinner chicken breast pieces. Place each chicken cutlet between two sheets of waxed paper and pound until very thin. (You may use a mallet or a rolling pin.)

Have three separate dishes (I use pie pans): 1 for flour, 1 for the egg/half-and-half mixture, 1 for the seasoned breadcrumbs.

Season chicken with salt and pepper, then bread the chicken by dipping each piece in flour (dredging both sides), then the egg mixture, then the breadcrumbs. Lay each piece on a clean plate until you're ready to cook. You should have four heavily breaded pieces of very thin chicken.

Heat 2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea salt in a skillet over medium-low heat. When melted and hot, add 2 pieces of breaded chicken and cook on both sides until breading is golden brown and chicken is cooked (about 2-3 minutes per side.) Remove from the skillet, then add the other 2 tablespoons butter to the skillet and cook the other two pieces of chicken.

To serve, place one piece of cooked chicken on a plate. Top generously with arugula, spinach, or salad greens. Squeeze lemon juice over the greens, then sprinkle with a little kosher or sea salt. Finally, shave some pieces of Parmesan using a vegetable peeler and sprinkle shavings over each piece.


See the step-by-step blog post here.

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