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Dressed-up Chicken Milanesa

Dressed-up Chicken Milanesa

Milanesa de pollo bien vestida

Recipe Yield

6 servings

Cooking time

21 minutes

Rate this recipe

4.43 from 7 votes

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded thin
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely crumbled queso fresco cotija, ricotta salata, or romano
  • 1 tablespoon dried ground chile piquí­n or a mix or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt or to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying

To Prepare

  • To flatten the chicken breasts, in between two layers of parchment or plastic paper, flatten the chicken breasts with a meat pallet or a skillet.
  • On a plate, beat 2 eggs together with the milk. On another plate, combine the breadcrumbs with the cheese, ground chile and salt.
  • Dip both sides of each flattened chicken breast in the egg mixture, then gently coat both sides with the breadcrumb mixture so that the entire piece is covered. Set the coated breasts aside on a chopping board or platter.
  • Heat enough oil, in a large 12-inch skillet over medium heat, for it to be ¼ inch deep. After about 3 to 4 minutes, when the oil is hot but not smoking, place as many chicken breasts as will fit in a single layer without crowding the pan. If the edges of the chicken breasts aren’t bubbling in the oil, raise the heat closer to medium-high.
  • Cook for about 3 minutes on one side until golden brown. Gently flip and repeat on the other side. When the second side has crisped, remove it from the pan and set it on a plate covered with a paper towel. Repeat with the remaining milanesas.

Comments

20comments inDressed-up Chicken Milanesa

  1. Del

    Sep 08

    Your show on Tubi/Roku is my new favorite. I have been binge watching and I’m excited to try this but with the butter crackers instead of the bread crumbs.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 03

      Awesome idea Del, let me know how they come out 🙂

  2. LLB

    Aug 02

    THE BEST!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Aug 14

      So glad you liked it!

  3. Kathy

    Aug 28

    Yummy

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 05

      Yay 😉

    2. Pati Jinich

      Sep 05

      Gracias!

  4. Anonymous

    Aug 27

    U r great!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 05

      Gracias!

  5. Robin Shepard

    Aug 27

    Thank You ☺️ Patty 🌹✌️

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 05

      My pleasure Robin 😉

  6. Katy!

    Jun 18

    Me encanta la milanesa de pollo!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 18

      A mi tambien!

  7. Brenda

    Oct 19

    I made this tonight. Loved it, so flavorful and tender. I also made the chipotle mashed potatoes. I have fallen in love with chipotles in adobe sauce. I will never make my old recipe. Seems like the older I get the more flavor I need and this does the trick. Thanks Pati.

    1. Pati

      Oct 25

      Oh yes chipotles in adobo sauce are a pantry staple!

  8. Gail Barabasz

    Aug 14

    It looks great. What is the side dish shown with it?

    1. Pati

      Aug 14

      It is Chipotle Mashed Potatoes! Recipe is here: https://patijinich.com/pati_2020/…/chunky-chipotle-mashed-potatoes/

  9. Mary from Terry

    Sep 14

    I made this recipe last night for dinner along with Pati’s chipotle mashed potatoes and it was delicious! My husband loved it, too, and asked me if there are any leftovers for dinner tonight as he headed out the door to work this morning. That’s a high compliment from him! Thank you, Pati!

    1. Pati

      Sep 26

      I am so glad you both like it! Thank you for trying the recipe, Mary!

  10. Mary from Terry

    Sep 14

    I made this recipe last night for dinner along with Pati’s chipotle mashed potatoes and it was delicious! My husband loved it, too, and asked me if there are any leftovers for dinner tonight as he headed out the door to work this morning. That’s a high compliment from him! Thank you, Pati!

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