Dressed-up Chicken Milanesa

Dressed-up Chicken Milanesa
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6 servings Milanesa de pollo bien vestida
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.
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.

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  1. 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!

  2. 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!