Baked Chicken Milanese with Arugula and Tomatoes

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Baked Chicken Milanese is made with breaded chicken cutlets, baked in the oven topped with arugula, tomatoes and balsamic. This is my favorite restaurant dish, made healthier!

Baked Chicken Milanese is made with breaded chicken cutlets, baked in the oven topped with arugula, tomatoes and balsamic. This is my favorite restaurant dish, made healthier!Chicken Milanese with Arugula and Tomatoes

Milanese is one of my favorite dishes, especially topped with arugula and tomatoes. I make a similar dish with fish in this Flounder Milanese recipe, and in this Japanese version of Togarashi Chicken.

Baked Chicken Milanese is made with breaded chicken cutlets, baked in the oven topped with arugula, tomatoes and balsamic. This is my favorite restaurant dish, made healthier!

This lightened up version is much more figure-friendly, and perfect to make with summer’s ripe tomatoes. You can use wheat or gluten free crumbs, I like to add grated Romano cheese to the crumbs for more flavor!

Baked Chicken Milanese is made with breaded chicken cutlets, baked in the oven topped with arugula, tomatoes and balsamic. This is my favorite restaurant dish, made healthier!Baked Chicken Milanese is made with breaded chicken cutlets, baked in the oven topped with arugula, tomatoes and balsamic. This is my favorite restaurant dish, made healthier!

Baked Chicken Milanese is made with breaded chicken cutlets, baked in the oven topped with arugula, tomatoes and balsamic. This is my favorite restaurant dish, made healthier!
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Baked Chicken Milanese with Arugula Salad and Tomatoes

250 Cals 24.3 Protein 17.4 Carbs 8.5 Fats
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 6 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American
Baked Chicken Milanese is made with breaded chicken cutlets, baked in the oven topped with arugula, tomatoes and balsamic. This is my favorite restaurant dish, made healthier!

Ingredients

For the Salad:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 5 medium ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 small red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 cups baby arugula

For the chicken:

  • 24 oz 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup grated Romano cheese, or parmesan
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper
  • olive oil spray, I used my misto

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk olive oil and balsamic.
  • Add tomatoes, basil and onions; season with salt and pepper. and toss.
  • Set aside at least 10 minutes so the juices combine.
  • Preheat oven to 450°.
  • Place a large baking pan in the oven to get hot.
  • Combine breadcrumbs and grated cheese in one bowl.
  • In another bowl combine olive oil, lemon juice, and pepper.
  • Lightly pound chicken breasts into cutlets, you should have 6.
  • Wash and dry cutlets well with paper towels; season with salt and pepper.
  • Dip cutlets into lemon/oil mixture, then into breadcrumbs, pressing firmly to adhere.
  • Remove the baking pan from the oven and spray with cooking spray.
  • Place the chicken on the baking sheets and spray with olive oil spray on top.
  • Bake chicken, turning once halfway through for about 15 minutes total, or until chicken is golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and top with arugula and tomato salad on top.

Nutrition

Serving: 3oz chicken with salad, Calories: 250kcal, Carbohydrates: 17.4g, Protein: 24.3g, Fat: 8.5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 54mg, Sodium: 87.2mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 1.1g
WW Points Plus: 6
Keywords: baked chicken alla milanese, baked chicken milanese, baked chicken recipe, Chicken Milanese with Arugula and Tomatoes, healthy chicken milanese
Photo credit: Sarah Fennel

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141 comments

  1. This was absolutely delicious.     Followed the recipe to the exact as I think that is how you need to rate a recipe.   Both Hubbie  and I thought this is worthy of feeding guests.  Would definitely make  again.   Simple dressing but absolutely delicious.  

  2. I almost passed this recipe up b/c it seemed too easy to be delicious, I was very wrong. Easy and very tasty, whole family liked it

  3. Another absolutely delicious recipe from Skinnytaste! So incredibly flavorful. 

  4. Made this tonight and thought it was outstanding. 

  5. This was amazing!!! Refreshing, filling with a punch of flavor!

  6. I have to say this is my families absolute favorite recipe of yours. (Which is tough because everything I have made of yours is my favorite) My teenage daughter requests it all the time! Thank you!!! I’ve made it many times and it never disappoints!! 

  7. OMG this was so delicious and easy.   With the mandatory “Safer at “Home” I’ve been looking through recipes that I saved and never tried to keep things fun.  Came across this recipe and I had all the ingredients on hand.  WOW, what a great find.  This will be part of our regular rotation from now on.  

  8. Are you kidding me. 39 pages to print this out. Come on. 

  9. So, so good! I make thia for my son”s birthday every year (instead of going to Brio to pay a fortune for the same thing). Those not worried about calories and such put it on pasta and have the salad on the side, but everyone loves it!

    Easy, tasty, and healthy — What’s not to like?

  10. soooo good!!! YAY!!! Something to keep!

  11. Hi! Have you ever prepared this in advance? Thanks. 

  12. I have made this at least 3 times now. It is a family favorite. Once the chicken is breaded I cook it in my air fryer and it’s perfect!
    Thank you so much for your great recipes. 

  13. I’ve come back to this recipe many times. Modify it based on what I have on hand, cut it in half, eyeball measurements. Never disappointed!

  14. I just have to say this is an amazing dish! Restaurant quality! My toddler even gobbled it up. Served with roast sweet potato, butternut squash and carrots. Also, the past couple weeks I’ve made the Salisbury meatballs, Korean grilled chicken, quick beef chili and the breaded pork chops. First time ever my three year old has ate all the meat on his plate! Thank you Gina!

  15. Thank you!  I am loving the variety and the ease of following your meal plans.

    ☺️

  16. Thank you for this recipe.  It was awesome and my husband could not believe it was a “skinny” recipe.  I do think next time I will add some garlic to the breading   But all in all.  Great recipe.  Oh I put my baking sheet in the oven then turned it on so it preheated and the chicken did sizzle when I placed it on the pan 

  17. Hi Gina,
    Chicken Milanese is one of my favorite meals. This recipe is amazing! I cooked the chicken in the airfryer. Came out perfect! I also added a little very thinly sliced fennel because I like the crunch and flavor. I had this at a restaurant last week and I think yours is so much better. Thanks again for another fabulous recipe!! I pre-ordered the airfryer cookbook. Can’t wait!!! Any airfried calamari recipes??

  18. If you are using three 8oz chicken breast (cut in half) and the serving size is 6, shouldn’t one serving be 4oz?

  19. Made this tonight fr my son’s birthday dinner to rave reviews. The women are all doing WW, but the mean just like to eat! So I served the salad as a separate course and had other options (Italian green beans, pasta, tomato sauce) so everyone could do their own thing.

    EXCELLENT way to prepare the chicken. It was tender and crispy, and I can see adapting it to other dishes.