Chicken Milanese


I made this chicken Milanese after I couldn't find a recipe that would work with pasta. It's crispy, quick to make, and delicious!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 2 large eggs

  • kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, thinly sliced

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil for frying

  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C).

  2. Beat eggs with salt and pepper in a shallow dish. Spread flour in another dish and bread crumbs in a third dish.

  3. Working with one piece at a time, gently press chicken into flour to coat and shake off any excess. Dip into beaten eggs, then press into bread crumbs. Gently toss between your hands so excess bread crumbs can fall away. Place breaded chicken onto a plate while breading the rest; do not stack.

  4. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Pan-fry chicken in batches of 2 or 3 pieces until golden brown and no longer pink in the center, 2 to 4 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Transfer cooked chicken to a baking sheet and keep warm in the preheated oven while cooking remaining chicken.

  5. Serve with lemon wedges.

close up view of Chicken Milanese with lemon wedges and herbs

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

More About This Recipe:

This restaurant-worthy chicken Milanese recipe is crispy, flavorful, and surprisingly easy to make at home. 

What Is In Chicken Milanese? 

These are the ingredients you’ll need to make this homemade chicken Milanese recipe: 

  • Eggs: Eggs keep the chicken moist and give the breading something to adhere to. 
  • Seasonings: The breading is simply seasoned with salt and pepper. 
  • Flour: You’ll need all-purpose flour for the breading. 
  • Bread crumbs: Use store-bought or find recipe creator Sherbear1’s homemade bread crumb recipe below. 
  • Chicken: Two thinly sliced, skinless, boneless chicken breast halves will make four servings. 
  • Oil: Use vegetable oil for frying the chicken Milanese. 
  • Lemon: Serve the chicken Milanese with lemon wedges for a bright pop of color and flavor. 

Cook’s Note

To make your bread crumbs, use 3 dried pieces of bread. Crumble and add ½ teaspoon each of basil and thyme.

How to Make Chicken Milanese

“Italian chicken cutlets are the O.G. quick and easy dinner that everyone needs to know how to make,” according to culinary producer Nicole McLaughlin (a.k.a. NicoleMcMom). Here are a few of her favorite tips and tricks for making perfect chicken Milanese every time: 

  • “You can buy chicken cutlets, but I find it’s easier (and a bit of a better value) to buy boneless skinless chicken breasts and cut them in half yourself,” according to Nicole. 
  • To ensure even cooking, pound the cutlets with a meat mallet before you add the breading. This will also give you a larger surface, which means it’ll get extra crispy. 
  • Make sure to have a wire rack handy for draining so the bottoms don’t get soggy while you work on the other cutlets. 

What to Serve With Chicken Milanese

Looking for serving inspiration? Explore these recipe collections for the best chicken Milanese side dishes: 

How to Store Chicken Milanese

Store leftover chicken Milanese in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days. Reheat in an oven preheated to 350 degrees F until the chicken is heated through. 

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

“Great recipe,” says Cari. “Easy, quick, crunchy, and delish!”

“I spice it up a bit by letting the chicken soak in a lemon garlic olive oil mixture for about 30 min before breading,” according to AnnieBananie. “I’ve found this makes the chicken extra tender from being broken down by the lemon.”

“LOVED IT,” raves Cynthia Ross. “Plated it on a bed of mashed potatoes and topped it with a homemade artichoke sauce.”

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

322 Calories
8g Fat
39g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 322
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 129mg 43%
Sodium 695mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 79mg 6%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 240mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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