Chicken Milanese on a white plate with dressing

Chicken Milanese

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Chicken Milanese is a year round favorite dinner! Crispy, warm chicken cutlets topped with a fresh arugula salad and lots of shaved parmesan cheese!



  • 4 chicken cutlets (made with our Flat Chicken Recipe)
  • 1/3 cup good quality balsamic vinegar (look for an aged vinegar, not a balsamic glaze)
  • 1/4 cup good quality olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Fresh black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard (optional)
  • 5 ounce package arugula or baby arugula
  • 1 cup shaved parmesan cheese


  1. Whisk the ingredients for the balsamic dressing in a bowl or salad cruet. The ingredients will separate, so shake before using. We don’t use dijon when we make this salad but mustard is used to help emulsify the dressing so if you’re making a batch or two to keep in the refrigerator, you can add it to the dressing if you’d like to.
  2. Warm the chicken cutlets on a baking sheet (if they aren’t already warm) in the oven at 400 degrees. Place the warmed chicken cutlets on a board and slice into thick strips. Place one sliced chicken cutlet on a plate and top with the arugula salad (dividing the salad between the 4 servings).
  3. Top with 1/4 cup of the shaved parmesan cheese and more fresh black pepper if desired.

Recipe Notes

If your vinegar has a very tart flavor, add a pinch or two of sugar to the dressing.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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