Since the influence of the Spanish in early America, their cuisine has been in decline. The cooking techniques of Spain and Latin America were all but forgotten until the late 20th century, when a resurgence of interest in Latino foods began. It was this interest in the Latin American way of cooking that led to the creation of this blog.

It’s the time of year when you can find out just how much you can get away with on the dieting front. With the clocks going forward, you’ve got a few more light meals and snacks in your diary, and it’s time to start thinking about that milanesa. Milanesa is a classic Italian dish of breaded chicken breast covered in a sauce of tomato, onions and garlic, and is incredibly delicious.

One of our favorite chicken recipes is Baked Chicken Milanesa. easy to prepare, incredibly tasty, and, most importantly, low in calories.

This healthier version of Mexican Milanesa is baked rather than fried and uses lean chicken breast and gluten-free panko. 

My mother-in-chicken law’s milanesa is delicious. She covers the chicken cutlets with saltine cracker crumbs before frying them till golden. It’s tasty, but it’s not the healthiest option. I was determined to create a version that was just as wonderful as the original, but healthier for you. While we don’t have any gluten issues, I was delighted to discover Gluten Free Panko in the supermarket, and it’s a great option to use. If you’re gluten-free, though, this alternative is ideal!

Chicken milanesa on a white plate with a side salad.

Because the preparation may be time demanding, milanesa is traditionally served as a Sunday dinner. With my version, though, you can have supper on the table in under 30 minutes. It’s not only quicker, but it’s also healthier and faster than frying each individual cutlet since we bake the milanesa all at once. Serve the milanesa with a simple side salad for a fast and nutritious meal. The milanesa was a hit with my kids as well!

List of ingredients for baked chicken milanesa.

How to prepare Baked Chicken Milanesa: Preheat oven to 350°F.

Begin by halving the chicken breasts and pounding them until they are all the same thickness. This will aid in the uniform and fast baking of the milanesa.

Then beat 1 egg and pour over the cutlets, moving around until all of the chicken is covered. Season each cutlet with garlic salt before sprinkling seasoned panko bread crumbs on top.

Chicken with gluten free panko on a baking sheet.

Place each cutlet on a large baking sheet coated with cooking oil spray, and lightly spray the tops of each cutlet.

Bake for 15 minutes at 415 degrees, then broil for 2 minutes, or until the top is slightly browned.

Chicken milanesa cut in half and stacked with a fork on top.

I served the milanesa with a simple side salad, avocado, and my favorite dressing (equal parts lime/lemon juice, avocado oil, and a sprinkle of salt/pepper). Isn’t it simple?!

However, with this meal, you may be as creative as you want. It’s served with my mother-in-crème law’s pasta or Mexican rice. Even Milanesa tortas, which are essentially sandwiches, have been spotted. Make sure to tag me on Instagram @ThaiCaliente no matter how you serve it. I like watching how people recreate my recipes!

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Chicken milanesa on a white plate with a side salad.

Baked Gluten-Free Chicken Milanesa

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This healthier version of Mexican Milanesa is baked rather than fried and uses lean chicken breast and gluten-free panko. 

15-minute prep time

Time to cook: 17 minutes

32 minutes total

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 415 degrees Fahrenheit. Place panko bread crumbs on a baking sheet and toast for approximately 5 minutes while the oven is preheating. Make sure they don’t burn by keeping an eye on them. You just need a little golden hue on them. 

  • All the way through the chicken breasts, butterfly them and pound them until they’re all the same thickness. This will aid in the uniform and fast baking of the milanesa. To pound the chicken, I put it between two big pieces of plastic wrap and use a hefty rolling pin.

  • 1 egg, scrambled, poured over cutlets on a dish and moved around until all chicken pieces were covered. Season each cutlet with garlic salt before sprinkling seasoned panko bread crumbs on top. Place on a greased baking sheet and turn to coat the other side with panko. 

  • Cooking oil should be lightly sprayed on the tops of each cutlet. The panko will blow away if you go too near. Bake for 15 minutes at 415 degrees, then broil for 2 minutes, or until the top is slightly browned.

There are many different ways to cook a chicken, but it seems like everyone has a different opinion on what the “best” method is. This recipe combines my family’s favorite methods for cooking their delicious baked chicken breast.. Read more about is chicken milanese healthy and let us know what you think.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you bake thinly sliced chicken breast?

You can bake chicken breast in the oven, or you can use a grill.

What does Milanese style mean?

The Milanese style is a type of lace that is used in the making of clothing. It has a very fine, intricate pattern and is typically made from silk or cotton.

Should I bake chicken covered or uncovered?

Chicken should be covered in the oven for a longer time to ensure that it is cooked through.