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Gluten Free Chicken Milanese Recipe

Gluten Free Chicken Milanese is easy to prepare after a long day. Gluten free and topped with a fresh salad.

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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.

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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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Gluten Free Chicken Milanese Recipe

Lisa Grant
Gluten Free Chicken Milanese is easy to prepare after a long day. Gluten free and topped with a fresh salad.
4 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6
Calories 356 kcal


  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 cup Almond Meal
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper Plus extra to season the salad
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt Plus extra to season salad
  • 1/2 cup Skim Milk
  • 6 Boneless Skinless Chicken Cutlet About 24 ounces
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil Divided
  • 6 cups European Blend Bagged Salad Or mesclun greens can be used
  • 2 cups Grape Tomatoes Halved
  • 1-2 tablespoons White Balsamic Vinegar


  • In a shallow plate, mix together the Italian seasoning, almond meal, pepper and salt. Place the skim milk in another bowl shallow bowl.
  • Dip the chicken cutlets first in the milk then in the almond meal. Make sure to coat evenly. Set aside on a plate.
  • Heat a large frying pan on medium heat with about 2 tablespoons olive oil (reserve 2 TBS oil for the salad). Cook the chicken cutlets for 5 to 7 minutes on each side or until chicken is golden brown and cooked through. Remove from the pan and continue to cook all remaining chicken in batches if necessary.
  • While the chicken is cooking, whisk together 2 tablespoons olive oil and vinegar. Mix together the salad and tomatoes and drizzle the dressing over it. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve the chicken cutlets over the salad mixture.


Calories: 356kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 33gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 417mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4g
Keyword Chicken, Dinners, Easy, Easy Dinners, Fried, Gluten Free, Italian, Low Carb
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