Gluten Free Chicken Milanese is easy to prepare after a long day. Gluten free and topped with a fresh salad.
Chicken Milanese is something you can find at a fancy Italian restaurant, but it is so easy to make at home. I always keep thin sliced chicken cutlets in my freezer so I can make this delicious dish frequently. When chicken cutlets are on sale, it is not unusual to find half a dozen packages in my shopping cart. Stock up, and this recipe will be on your meal rotation every week.
I like to vary the sauce and toppings I serve with the chicken, but my favorite is just a light salad coated with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. In this version, I coat the chicken with almond meal rather than bread crumbs. The buttery almonds give the chicken so much flavor, and this meal is a great low carb or gluten free choice.
Chicken Milanese originated from the Milan region of Italy. Typically it is chicken cutlets that are pounded thin and coated with bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. The cutlets are pan fried to a golden brown and topped with a sauce or salad. There are plenty of Milanese variations, and this recipe can easily be made with veal cutlets too. On many restaurant menus, you will also see Milanese cutlets made with pork.
The thing I love most about this dish is that my picky twelve year old son will devour it. Of course, he might skip the bed of salad it is served on, but I don’t mind eating a double dose of vegetables. I will usually double this recipe because the chicken is great in lunchboxes the next day. It tastes just as good cold, and is my daughter’s favorite on a sandwich.
This dish is easily a meal on its own, but if you want to serve some pasta on the side, lemon pesto pasta would go perfectly. If you are saving some room for dessert, hazelnut mocha meringue cookies are a good ending for a nice Italian meal.
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