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Cheesy Chicken Milanese

Cheesy Chicken Milanese

This recipe is a keeper! I found it in one of my favorite cookbooks – Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings: Hungry for More. We all love chicken Milanese so I knew we would really love cheesy chicken Milanese! I adapted the recipe a little bit to work with what I hand on hand but kept pretty close to the original instructions. I really loved the tip she gave about watering the edges of the flattened chicken breasts then sprinkling them with a bit of flour to help make them glue together when folding them together – I wish I had thought of that before! The cheese stayed inside the chicken when cooking instead of ending up in the pan! This cheesy chicken Milanese was crispy on the outside and cheesy and perfectly cooked on the inside. We all loved this recipe and It’ll definitely be on our table again soon.

Cheesy Chicken Milanese

How to Make Cheesy Chicken Milanese

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Place the chicken breasts in between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound them to 1/4 inch thickness with a kitchen mallet. Season both sides of the chicken breasts with garlic powder, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Set up three shallow bowls. In the first bowl, add the flour then season it with garlic powder, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. In the next bowl, beat the two eggs until very well combined. Finally, pour the Herb and Parmesan panko crumbs into the third bowl.

Heat the oil in a large OVEN PROOF skillet over medium-high heat.

Place 1/4 cup of the mozzarella cheese on one side of the pounded chicken breasts, about 2 inches from the edges. Moisten the edges of the chicken breasts with water then sprinkle with some of the seasoned flour all over the edges. Fold the breast over the cheese, pressing on the edges to seal well.

Dredge both sides of the folded chicken breasts evenly in the flour mixture. Next dip both sides in the beaten eggs. Finally press both sides of the folded chicken breasts in the panko crumbs until completely covered.

Place the fully coated chicken breasts into the HOT skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes. Flip the chicken over and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Place into the preheated oven and cook for 20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 2-3 minutes while you prepare the salad.

Toss the arugula, baby spinach, and tomato halves with some olive oil and balsamic vinegar, to taste. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper then place on a serving plate. Add the chicken then top with freshly shaved parmesan and chopped parsley. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Cheesy Chicken Milanese

Cheesy Chicken Milanese

Cheesy Chicken Milanese

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking / Original by Chrissy Teigen - Cravings: Hungry for More

Ingredients

Chicken:

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast, trimmed of any fat
  • Garlic powder, to taste
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 cup herb and parmesan panko crumbs
  • 2-3 tbsp vegetable oil, to taste
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Shaved parmesan, for serving
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for serving

Salad:

  • Arugula and baby spinach
  • Grape tomatoes, halved
  • Olive oil, to taste
  • Balsamic vinegar, to taste
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • Place the chicken breasts in between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound them to 1/4 inch thickness with a kitchen mallet. 
  • Season both sides of the chicken breasts with garlic powder, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
  • Set up three shallow bowls. In the first bowl, add the flour then season with garlic powder, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. 
  • In the next bowl, beat the two eggs until very well combined. 
  • Pour the Herb and Parmesan panko crumbs into the third bowl.
  • Heat the oil in a large OVEN PROOF skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Place 1/4 cup of the mozzarella cheese on one side of the pounded chicken breasts, about 2 inches from the edges. 
  • Moisten the edges of the chicken breasts with water then sprinkle with some of the seasoned flour all over the edges. Fold the breast over the cheese, pressing on the edges to seal well.
  • Dredge both sides of the folded chicken breasts evenly in the flour mixture. 
  • Next dip both sides in the beaten eggs. 
  • Finally press both sides of the folded chicken breasts in the panko crumbs until completely covered.
  • Place the fully coated chicken breasts into the HOT skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes. Flip the chicken over and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Place into the preheated oven and cook for 20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 2-3 minutes while you prepare the salad.
  • Toss the arugula, baby spinach, and tomato halves with some olive oil and balsamic vinegar, to taste. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper then place on a serving plate. 
  • Add the chicken then top with freshly shaved parmesan and chopped parsley. Serve immediately. Enjoy.
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9 Comments

  1. Looks and sounds very yummy. Have a good day Diane

  2. With that much cheese involved, what’s not to love?

  3. this looks pretty restaurant-worthy to me! not sure mine would be as beautiful but maybe i could get the flavors right! 🙂

  4. How many does this recipe serve?
    Thanks !

    1. 2-4 depending on appetite.