Chicken Milanese with green olive and preserved lemon salsa

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This simple chicken Milanese is pan-fried rather than deep-fried, to make it easier to cook at home, and is served with a tangy green olive and preserved lemon salsa. It's a great introduction to making breaded chicken from scratch.

First published in 2022




Chicken Milanese

Green olive and preserved lemon salsa



Carefully slice each chicken breast in half lengthways to make 4 slender fillets


Place the chicken fillets between 2 sheets of cling film and use something heavy like a rolling pin to bash them out to an even thickness


Spread the flour out onto a plate and season it with salt


Add the beaten egg to a separate shallow bowl and spread the panko out on a plate. Add the Parmesan to the panko and toss to combine


Place a large frying pan over medium heat and add the vegetable oil

  • vegetable oil, for cooking

Dip the chicken pieces into the seasoned flour, then the egg, then the breadcrumbs, making sure they’re well coated all over


Cook the chicken breasts in the hot oil for 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown, crispy and cooked through


Make the salsa by combining all the ingredients and mixing well. Season with salt to taste and set aside


To serve, slice the chicken and top with plenty of the salsa

First published in 2022

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