Chicken Milanese is on my top ten favorite dish list. I just love a tasty fillet of chicken breast encased in some seriously crunchy breadcrumbs.

Chicken Milanese by Diverse Dinners

There’s something wonderful about this dish. I think it’s the simplicity of it, combined with gorgeousness on the palate. It’s truly sublime.

Chicken Milanese needs very little accompaniment, just a simple salad or some veggies will do.

Chicken Milanese by Diverse Dinners

Chicken Milanese is a great dish for the whole family. As I said, it’s simple to prepare and a real crowd pleaser. It’s a nice alternative to chicken fingers for the kids. You might find that this dish will help to train your young ones’ palates to encourage them to try less predictable meals.

You can substitute chicken for other meats or fish, such as pork, turkey, veal and flaky fillets of many white fish. See the recipe for Pork Milanese below.



971 cal


66 g


67 g


25 g
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Serves 4

Chicken Milanese

30 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

1 hrTotal Time

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  • 4 x 5oz chicken breasts
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 cup parmesan
  • 1 cup cooking oil
  • Equipment & Utensils
  • Plastic wrap
  • Meat tenderizer
  • Large skillet
  • Wide-mouthed spatula
  • Non-stick baking sheet or wire rack over baking sheet


  1. Loosely wrap chicken breast in plastic wrap and pound them firmly, one by one, until each chicken breast is pounded to approx. 1/2 inch thick, then set aside.
  2. Mix together flour, salt and black pepper and sprinkle onto a large plate.
  3. Whisk egg and milk together and tip into a shallow and wide dish.
  4. Mix together breadcrumbs, oregano and parmesan and sprinkle onto another large plate.
  5. Coat both sides of chicken breasts with flour and pat off excess.
  6. Dip flour-coated chicken breasts in the egg mixture.
  7. Finish off by coating them in breadcrumbs on both sides. Pat breadcrumb mixture firmly onto chicken breast to ensure they adhere.
  8. Heat oil in skillet on a high heat then carefully add coated chicken breasts and cook until golden
  9. Flip over with a wide-mouthed spatula and cook the other side until equally golden. You will likely have to cook the chicken breasts in two batches. Add extra oil if needed.
  10. Place chicken breasts on a baking tray and place in a preheated oven at 375 for approx. 10 mins.