Chicken Milanese with green olive and preserved lemon salsa

Chicken Milanese with green olive and preserved lemon salsa

This simple chicken Milanese is pan fried rather than deep fried, to make it easier to cook at home, and is served with a tangy green olive and preserved lemon salsa.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Carefully slice each chicken breast in half lengthways to make 4 slender fillets
  2. Step 2

    Place the chicken fillets between 2 sheets of cling film and use something heavy like a rolling pin to bash them out to an even thickness
  3. Step 3

    Spread the flour out onto a plate and season it with salt
  4. Step 4

    Add the beaten egg to a separate shallow bowl and spread the panko out on a plate. Add the Parmesan to the panko and toss to combine
  5. Step 5

    Place a large frying pan over medium heat and add the vegetable oil
  6. Step 6

    Dip the chicken pieces into the seasoned flour, then the egg, then the breadcrumbs, making sure they’re well coated all over
  7. Step 7

    Cook the chicken breasts for 3 minutes each side, or until golden brown and cooked through
  8. Step 8

    Make the salsa by combining all the ingredients and mixing well. Season with salt to taste and set aside
  9. Step 9

    To serve, slice the chicken and top with plenty of the salsa