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Baby arugula salad with crispy chicken

How to Make Chicken Milanese (with Arugula and Tomato Salad)

  • Author: Mila
  • Total Time: 16 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


Learning how to make Chicken Milanese with Arugula and tomatoes is beyond easy. It is a super crispy and lemony recipe stemming from Italy that is the perfect weeknight quick and easy dinner meal but fancy enough for a dinner party!


  • 1.5 lbs Chicken Breast, cut in half to make thinner, or buy already pounded out chicken cutlets from butcher
  • Kosher Salt and Black Pepper as needed
  • 2 Eggs plus 1 Tbsp of water for egg wash
  • 1.25 Cups Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 Tbsp Finely Chopped Parsley
  • 1/4 Cup Good Parmesan (Grated or Flakes is great)
  • 2 Cups of Baby Arugula 
  • 1/2 a Red Onion, Thinly Sliced
  • 1 Pint of Cherry or Grape Tomatoes, Cut in Half
  • Good Olive Oil for the Dressing
  • Every Day Olive Oil for Pan Frying


  1. Combine the eggs and water and add in salt an pepper to taste. Whisk to combine.
  2. Add salt and pepper to panko to taste.  Add in zest of half a lemon and the chopped parsley, mix to combine.
  3. Dip each chicken cutlet first in egg then in panko.  Set aside on a plate or cutting board.
  4. Pour enough olive oil into a sautee pan and turn to medium high heat.
  5. Check if the oil is bubbling by dropping one piece of panko in to see if it sizzles lightly.  If it does it is ready
  6. Carefully lower the chicken cutlets into the oil by lowering them, away from you. (See Video)
  7. Cook for 2-3 minutes and once golden brown flip the other side and cook for another 2 minutes.
  8. Once the chicken is cooked through, set aside on the paper towels or the cooling rack.
  9. Combine baby arugula, tomatoes, red onions and parmesan in a bowl.  Drizzle on some fruit olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Mix to combine
  10. Place the baby arugula salad on the chicken Milanese and enjoy!


  1. Use your left hand for the egg and the right for the panko.  This way you will not get mummy hands when dipping! 
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 6 min