Chicken Milanese

Thinly coated chicken breasts topped with an arugula & tomato salad

I’m always looking to create new and healthy recipes that also won’t take my clients and followers hours to prepare.  When I came across this recipe from Katie at Katie’s Pizza & Pasta restaurant in St Louis, I couldn’t resist.

This isn’t my recipe, but when I saw Katie create it I decided I needed to make this for dinner last night, and I did.  It came together so quickly and tasted incredible!

Chicken Milanese is thinly coated chicken breasts sauteed then topped with an arugula and tomato salad

To top it off, this dish looks like it takes hours to prepare, and is so beautiful – it’s ideal to serve guests.

Some people feel the best dish to serve guests is one that’s fattening. I’m here to tell you though that serving a dish like this Chicken Milanese, will leave your guests fully satisfied, and not like they need to go home and go to sleep.

If you’re cooking for guests this dish is a win win.  Why? Because it’s comes together so quickly, you’re not slaving over the stove and can actually enjoy your company.  What could be better than that?

Chicken Milanese is a thinly coated chicken breast sauteed then topped with an arugula and tomato salad

The blend of flour, panko, and parmesan puffs up beautifully on the chicken breasts, leaving it with a golden and flavorful crust – you won’t want to miss!

Once cooked, top with this simple arugula and tomato salad, lightly dressed with lemon and olive oil, then drizzled with a bit of honey.  It’s perfect!

Try this recipe for Chicken Milanese, and I guarantee you’ll love it!  I’m sure it will become a staple on your weekly menu.

Chicken Milanese is a thinly coated chicken breast sauteed then topped with an arugula and tomato salad

Thank you Katie!

Watch Katie prepare Chicken Milanese here!

Chicken Milanese

This Chicken Milanese is sure to wow your guests, and with minimal prep or cooking time making it ideal for the cook!


  • 1 chicken breast, butterflied and pounded thin
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 Tbsp. Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tbsp. parmesan
  • handful of fresh arugula
  • 4 baby heirloom tomatoes, halved (or large heirloom)
  • squeeze of half a lemon
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • drizzle of honey
  • salt & pepper


  1. Take chicken breast and butterfly. Place in plastic bag and flatten with a mallet.
  2. Heat oven to Bake 350F degrees.
  3. On a separate plate whisk egg.
  4. On another plate combine flour, panko and parmesan. (Katie did this differently but this worked perfect for me and saved me a plate).
  5. Coat chicken on both sides with the egg, then dip both sides and coat in flour mixture. Sprinkle both sides salt and fresh ground pepper.
  6. In a heavy skillet cover bottom with olive oil. Heat until you see ripples or smoke rising.
  7. Place one edge of chicken in the oil and lay the rest down away from you. This will avoid getting splattered with oil. Cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Lift chicken and flip over, setting down the chicken again in the oil and away from you so as not to splatter you. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.
  8. Remove chicken and place on a sheet pan in the oven for 5 minutes.
  9. In a small bowl place a handful or arugula, sliced tomatoes, lemon juice, olive oil, salt & pepper.
  10. When ready to serve put chicken on a plate, toss salad and carefully place on top of chicken. Drizzle with honey.
  11. Serve and Enjoy!

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  1. Neat dish. Loads of flavor and easy. Winner! Great for this time of the year, too. Thanks!

    • I know this dish may not exactly seem like a summer dish but with the temperature so warm everywhere sometimes it’s nice to cook inside rather than sweating out at the grill. Plus this has a nice light refreshing salad right on top of the dish making it super light and healthy.

      I ate half of my portion last night and finished the rest this evening. It was great the second time around. Hope you’ll try this.

  2. Such a wonderful summer meal! I haven’t had any breaded chicken in a while. This chicken milanese has me really crave some!

  3. Oh, this sounds wonderful! Chicken seems to be my go to when I’m out of inspiration! Can’t wait to give this a go!!! xo

  4. I love the gorgeous scenery behind your Chicken Milanese! This does sound simple but so flavorful.

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