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Chicken Milanesa recipe

Chicken Milanesa Recipe - Milanesa de Pollo

David Pope
This classic Spanish recipe is a staple on lunch tables throughout the country. To make chicken milanesa, just take thin fillets of chicken breast, coat them with breadcrumbs, and fry in a pan!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 4 servings
Calories 380.64 kcal


  • 2 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil canola works too
  • Lemon wedges to serve


  • To prepare the chicken, slice each of the breasts crosswise into two thin fillets. Place in a zip-lock bag and bash with a meat tenderizer or rolling pin to flatten out to about a 1/4-inch thickness.
  • Take two medium-sized kitchen bowls. In the first, beat the egg. In the second, combine the breadcrumbs with the garlic, pepper, and salt.
  • Dip each chicken fillet in the egg, then in the breadcrumb mix, and then place on a plate ready to fry.
  • To fry the chicken, place a large skillet over medium heat and add the vegetable oil. When the oil is shimmering, fry the chicken fillets for about 5 minutes on each side without crowding the pan (you might only be able to do 1 or 2 at a time depending on the size of the skillet). Place chicken on a plate that has been covered with a paper towel to drain any excess oil.
  • Serve hot, with lemon wedges on the side.


Calories: 380.64kcalCarbohydrates: 20.79gProtein: 16.96gFat: 25.91gSaturated Fat: 16.98gCholesterol: 77.08mgSodium: 249.31mgPotassium: 204.82mgFiber: 1.53gSugar: 1.95gVitamin A: 106.3IUVitamin C: 4.77mgCalcium: 61.78mgIron: 1.97mg
Keyword chicken milanesa recipe, milanesa de pollo
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