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Chicken Milanesa recipe

Chicken Milanesa Recipe - Milanesa de Pollo

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!
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Course: Main
Cuisine: Spanish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 380.64kcal
Author: David Pope


  • 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: 380.64kcal | Carbohydrates: 20.79g | Protein: 16.96g | Fat: 25.91g | Saturated Fat: 16.98g | Cholesterol: 77.08mg | Sodium: 249.31mg | Potassium: 204.82mg | Fiber: 1.53g | Sugar: 1.95g | Vitamin A: 106.3IU | Vitamin C: 4.77mg | Calcium: 61.78mg | Iron: 1.97mg
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