Gluten Free Chicken Milanese Recipe

Lisa Grant | Jersey Girl Cooks

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

    6 Servings


  • 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 Cutlets, 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


  1. In a shallow plate, mix together the Italian seasoning, almond meal, pepper and salt. Place the skim milk in another bowl shallow bowl.
  2. Dip the chicken cutlets first in the milk then in the almond meal. Make sure to coat evenly. Set aside on a plate.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Serve the chicken cutlets over the salad mixture. 


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Author: Lisa Grant
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 160
Calories 356

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g
  Saturated Fat 2g
Sodium 417mg
Total Carbohydrate 11g
  Dietary Fiber 4g
  Sugars 4g
Protein 33g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Lisa Grant

About Lisa

Like all moms, Lisa needs quick and easy dinners during the week for her busy family. As our Easy Dinners Fanatic, she creates meals that you can make between soccer and band practice that are full of flavor and good for you too. You can see more from Lisa on Jersey Girl Cooks.

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