Sinfully Simple Chicken Milanese…


As the More is More Mom®, I’m all about……..more family dinners! For those that do all of the cooking in their households, there are times when you can start to feel like a short order cook. This one likes green beans, that one is willing to eat carrots, but no one will touch asparagus with a ten foot pole. One craves meat, the other, pasta, but everyone likes breakfast for dinner. However, for my family, there is something about Chicken Milanese that everyone is willing to eat. Maybe it’s because the chicken has a nice breaded crust, like the ever popular chicken nuggets for the kids, while the panko breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan offer something a little more sophisticated for the grownups.

 

Sinfully Simple Chicken Milanese:

How could something that sounds so elegant possibly be easy? Well, you have to know that Milanese simply refers to meat dipped in a beaten egg, then dredged in a parmesan-bread crumb mixture.

Serves 6

1 cup of panko bread crumbs

¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese

3 Tbsp fresh chopped rosemary

2 eggs

6 chicken boneless, skinless breasts

5 Tbsp olive oil

4 Tbsp white wine vinegar

2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered

4 cups of arugula

In a lipped dish, combine;

Panko bread crumbs

Parmesan cheese

Rosemary

In a small bowl, whisk the eggs together

Sprinkle chicken breasts with salt and pepper

 

Brush both sides of the chicken with egg

Dredge the chicken in the breadcrumb mixture, coating on all sides evenly

In a large skillet, heat 3 Tbsp olive oil over medium-high heat

Place the chicken breasts in the pan and cook until golden brown, 10-12 minutes per side

Transfer to a platter

Reduce the heat to medium

Add;

2 Tbsp olive oil

Vinegar

Stir until hot, scraping up all of the delicious brown bits

Cook until hot

 

On each plate, place a chicken breast, top with a heaping serving of arugula and tomatoes

Drizzle with vinaigrette and sprinkle with salt and pepper

I made one of my family’s potato dishes as a side

Soften 1 ½ sticks of butter in a mixing bowl

5 lbs of red potatoes, with the skin on, cut up into 1” pieces

In a large pot, boil over high heat for 30 minutes or until very tender

Strain the potatoes and toss into the bowl with the butter

With a masher, mash the potatoes by hand until well blended with the butter

Plate and serve…

More short order cooks, more chicken, more family dinners……

Sinfully Simple Chicken Milanese

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