Chicken Milanesa: A Crispy Delight


Embark on a culinary journey to the heart of Argentina with this classic Chicken Milanesa recipe. This dish, a staple in Argentine cuisine, features tender chicken coated in a golden, crispy breadcrumb layer, offering a perfect balance of crunch and succulence.

Chicken Milanesa: A Crispy Delight

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 chicken breast cutlet per person

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 320 kcal
  • Protein: 28 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18 g
  • Fat: 14 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 75 mg
  • Sodium: 450 mg
  • Fiber: 1 g


  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless: 4 (about 600 g or 1.3 lbs)
  • Eggs: 2 (large)
  • All-purpose flour: 100 g (3.5 oz)
  • Bread crumbs: 150 g (5.3 oz)
  • Salt: 1 tsp (5 g or 0.18 oz)
  • Black pepper, ground: ½ tsp (1 g or 0.03 oz)
  • Dried oregano: 1 tsp (2 g or 0.07 oz)
  • Garlic powder: ½ tsp (1 g or 0.03 oz)
  • Olive oil: For frying (about 120 ml or 4 oz)

Method of Preparation

  1. Prepare the Chicken: Pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness of about ½ inch.
  2. Season and Dredge: Season both sides with salt and pepper. Dredge in flour, dip in beaten eggs, and coat with breadcrumbs mixed with oregano and garlic powder.
  3. Fry the Milanesas: Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Fry the chicken for about 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cooked through.
  4. Drain and Serve: Drain on paper towels and serve hot.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Even Thickness: Pounding the chicken ensures even cooking.
  • Oil Temperature: Keep the oil hot, but not smoking, to avoid burning the breadcrumbs.
  • Crispiness: For extra crunch, use panko breadcrumbs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I bake Chicken Milanesa?

Yes, bake at 400°F (200°C) for about 20 minutes until golden.

What are some serving suggestions?

Serve with lemon wedges, a fresh salad, or mashed potatoes.

Can I make this gluten-free?

Yes, use gluten-free flour and breadcrumbs.