Spicy Chicken Milanese

This recipe is the best of both worlds. It's super quick and tastes really really good. Something about crispy panko chicken and juicy tomatoes. I would definitely triple or quadruple the recipe though. ( I found this on Food and Wine, the recipe is by Justin Chapple)

                                                                                         Photo by Christina Holmes 

                                                                                         Photo by Christina Holmes 



  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt
  • Ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups panko
  • Four 3-ounce, thin-sliced chicken cutlets (1/4 inch)
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • Shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese


  1. In a pie plate, beat the eggs with the mustard and cayenne and season with salt and pepper. Spread the panko in another pie plate. Dip the chicken in the egg mixture, then dredge in the panko; press to help it adhere.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 1/3 cup of the olive oil until shimmering. Add the chicken and cook over moderately high heat, turning once, until browned and white throughout, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer the chicken to plates.
  3. Meanwhile, in a bowl, toss the tomatoes, lemon juice and parsley with the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil; season with salt and pepper. Spoon the tomatoes over the chicken and garnish with the cheese. Serve immediately.


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