Chicken Milanese

  • Author: Leigh Olson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Serve this crispy, juicy Chicken Milanese with a simple salad for a ready-in-25-minutes meal.


  • 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup parsley for serving
  • lemon wedges for serving


  1. Place the chicken breasts on a work surface. Slice them in half and pound to create 4 cutlets. (See how in the post.)
  2. Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper.
  3. Line up three shallow bowls, cake or pie pans are perfect.
  4. In the first, place the flour.
  5. In the second, whisk together the eggs.
  6. In the third, combine the breadcrumbs and garlic powder.
  7. Start by coating both sides of a chicken breast in the flour, then dip both sides into the eggs and then into the breadcrumb mixture. Repeat with the remaining chicken breasts.
  8. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  9. Add chicken breasts, without crowding the pan, to the heated oil. Cook for 3 -4 minutes on the first side. Flip and continue cooking on the second side for 2 – 3 minutes more minutes until golden brown.
  10. Repeat until all chicken is cooked.
  11. Garnish with parsley and serve with a simple green salad.