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Baked Chicken Milanesa

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Baked Chicken Milanesa is a quick and healthier version of traditional Milanesa de Pollo. This recipe is also gluten free, but can be made with regular panko too.

Baked Chicken Milanesa on a plate topped with avocado slices.

Traditionally, Milanesa is made by coating chicken with bread crumbs or ground saltine crackers and frying it in oil.

I wanted to make a baked version and found these Gluten Free Panko at the store. You can use regular panko, but this is a great option if you need it to be gluten free.

Ingredients

The ingredients to make baked chicken milanesa are easy:

  • Chicken Breast
  • Garlic Salt
  • Egg
  • Panko
  • Cooking Oil Spray
Ingredients for baked chicken milanesa labled with text. Butterflied chicken breast, gf panko, egg, garlic seasoning, and oil.

How to Cook

Start by halving your chicken breast and pound till they are all an even thickness. This will help the milanesa bake evenly and quickly.

Beat 1 egg and pour over cutlets and move around till all pieces of chicken have been coated. Season each cutlet with garlic salt and spoon a layer of seasoned panko bread crumbs over each cutlet.

Uncooked chicken covered with panko on a baking sheet.

Place on a large baking sheet that’s been sprayed with cooking oil spray, and gently spray the tops of each cutlet.

Bake at 415°F for 15 min then broil for 2 minutes till the tops get lightly browned.

Round plate with baked chicken milanesa and a side salad.

How to Serve and Store

I served the baked milanesa with a simple side salad and avocado. We also enjoy eating it with Espagueti Blanco, a Mexican pasta with sour cream.

It also goes well with Mexican Rice and Beans. Or in a sandwich as a Milanesa torta.

2 tortas with toppings on one bun and sliced chik patty on the other side and one sliced sandwhich in the back.

Leftover milanesa can be stored up to 5 days in the refrigerator. Keep in mind when re-heated in the microwave it won’t be crunchy.

You can re-heat in an air fryer or oven until the chicken is warmed through.

Fork going into sliced stacked chicken milanesa.

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Baked Chicken Milanesa Recipe

Renee
This Healthier version of Mexican Milanesa is made with lean chicken breast, gluten free panko, and baked instead of fried. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Oven

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 415° F. While oven is preheating place panko bread crumbs on a baking sheet and toast for about 5 minutes. Keep an eye on them so they don't burn. You just want a light golden color on them. 
  • Butterfly chicken breast all the way through and pound till they are all an even thickness. This will help the milanesa bake evenly and quickly. I like to place the chicken between 2 large pieces of plastic wrap and use a heavy rolling pin or meat mallet to pound.
  • Whisk 1 egg and pour over cutlets on a large plate and move around till all pieces of chicken have been coated.
    Place chicken on a greased baking sheet and season each cutlet with garlic salt.
  • Spoon a layer of seasoned panko bread crumbs over each cutlet, flip over to put panko on other other side of the chicken
  • Gently spray the tops of each cutlet with cooking oil. If you're too close the panko will blow away.  
    Bake at 415 degrees for 15 min then broil for 2 minutes till the top is slightly browned. Use an instant thermometer to verify chicken is at 165 degrees. Serve warm with your favorite side dish.

Notes

Serve the chicken Milanesa with Mexican Rice and Beans. Or in a sandwich as a Milanesa torta.

Nutrition

Calories: 305kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 27gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 127mgSodium: 888mgPotassium: 433mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.04gVitamin A: 93IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is provided as an estimate only and depends on ingredients and amounts used. Thai Caliente makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.

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