Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Chicken Milanese



As you know, my "go to" dish is Veal Milanese. It's a simple 29 minute meal
(I didn't want to use the term "30 Minute Meal").

Last night I decided to try it with chicken, since I always have chicken breasts in the freezer for a quickie weeknight dinner.

This was terrific.

First make a tomato salad with quartered cherry tomatoes, sliced basil, a small amount of chopped red onion, chopped kalamata olives and some fresh mozzarella cheese, cubed. You got that?



Put a tablespoon of kosher salt over this mixture and add about 3 tbsp of balsamic vinegar and 3 tbsp of olive oil, black pepper to taste.

Mix together and set aside. You can make this 2 hours ahead and keep in the fridge.

Now follow the F.E.B. rule for your thin sliced or pounded chicken breasts.
(flour, egg, breadcrumbs). I mixed a little parmesan in the breadcrumb mixture.

Fry up your breaded chicken cutlets in olive oil in a heavy skillet on high heat.
I use a fish spatula to remove them. Place them on a paper towel to blot the oil.



Plate your chicken breasts, and top with fresh arugula.
Now spoon your tomato salad on top! You are done!



21 comments:

doggybloggy said...

another winner- or if this was germany- another wiener schnitzel- oh dont mind me my brain is trying to kick start itself - this looks great and the photos really do it justice.

kat said...

This looks so fresh with the salad on top

Peter M said...

Stace, diggin the rocket w/ chicken Milanese combo...waiting for those tasty weeds to pop up!

Maria said...

I love the fresh salad on top. Great way to finish the dish!

Patsyk said...

Stace - that picture has my mouth watering - at 10 a.m.! Once I get through Passover, I want to try this one!

lisaiscooking said...

Sounds quick and delicious. The fresh mozzarella just made me hungry for lunch already!

A Feast for the Eyes said...

I'm so inspired by the healthy meals you've been posting. The salad looks so colorful and fresh. I wish I could learn to like kalamata olives. I keep trying, but I'm not a salty kinda gal. Very yummy looking.

AnticiPlate said...

Ha! I love 29 minute meal. Thats cute:) I love how simple and fresh this looks without being too light that you would eat a bowl of cereal after dinner.

StaceyEsq said...

29 Minute Meals with Stacey Snacks! Catchy!

I'm with Patsyk . . . this will be something I look forward to eating after Passover!

LaDue & Crew said...

I'm thinking this looks looks awesome for dinner tonight!

SarahB said...

I'm so hungry!

noble pig said...

I think yu could make it in 28.5...it looks delcious.

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

I think if my husband had his way, this would be the only way I ever make chicken. I am always trying to come up with new and creative chicken recipes (because it's one of the few things we both eat) and I think in the end he wants nothing more than a breaded chicken cutlet. Well, it's simple and it's always a crowd pleaser (and it takes that mere 28 minutes!)

Bob said...

That looks so good. I love breaded chicken, I'm always looking for different ways to serve it.

Karen said...

Looks fantastic - beautiful photos. I love the salad on top!

Pam said...

Now that's my kind of dinner. I think I'll make this meal soon.

Kim said...

Looks really appetizing!! I'm hungry for that right now. Yummy!

Sara said...

It looks delicious. I love the salad, too.

Bluebird NY said...

This looks really tasty - makes me hungry...and I just had sushi!

Kevin said...

That chicken looks tasty!

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