Chicken Cutlets Milanese

Chicken Cutlets Milanese

Chicken cutlets in a cornmeal crust.

Was this dish really invented in Milan, or is it a version of the Viennese «Schnitzel» passed on to the Milanese during one and a half centuries of Austrian rule? Proof that it is indeed a Milanese invention is a menu written in 1134 A.D., which included «lumbulos cum panitio», i.e. sliced loin in bread crumbs, in the list of dishes offered by the abbot of the Saint Ambrose monastery in Milan. I invite my Austrian friends to provide me with their evidence...N.B. Veal is replaced here by chicken and bread crumbs by corn flour.

2 servings
Preparation 5 min
Cooking 10 min

250 calories per serving 


Ingredients

2/3 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless   200 g
1 eggs size large    
2 tbsp cornmeal (polenta)   16 g
1 tbsp butter, unsalted   14 g
1 tbsp canola oil   15 mL
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    

Before you start

Keep the serving plates in the oven at the lowest setting so they are warm when you serve.

Method

  1. Tenderize the chicken by flattening the cutlets using a meat pounder. Slice each breast horizontally into 2 or 3 cutlets.
  2. Prepare 2 shallow dishes: beat the egg in one, and put the cornmeal in the other. Dip one cutlet at the time in the egg, let the excess egg drip off before coating the cutlet with the cornmeal. Turn the cutlets to coat both sides, then set them aside.
  3. Heat the butter and oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, taking care not to let them burn. Add the cutlets and sauté until golden, about 4 min on each side. Add salt and pepper. Serve on the warmed plates.

Remarks

The remaining beaten egg may be cooked as an omelet and served along side the cutlets.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (120g)

Amount

% DV*

* DV = Daily Value

Calories

250

Fat

13 g

20 %

Saturated 4 g
+ Trans 0.3 g

22 %

Cholesterol

165 mg

Sodium

70 mg

3 %

Carbohydrate

6 g

2 %

Fibre

1 g

4 %

Sugars

0 g

Protein

26 g

Vitamin A

8 %

Vitamin C

0 %

Calcium

2 %

Iron

10 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: 0 serving
Grain Products: ½ serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: serving

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Claims

Free :
Sugar
Low :
Sodium
Source of :
Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Omega-3, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin D, Vitamin K, Zinc
Good source of :
Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin E
Excellent source of :
Niacin, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6

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This recipe is in the following categories: Poultry | Main courses/Entrées | Diabetes-friendly | Halal | Low Sodium | Source of Omega-3 | Sauté/Stir Fry | Italian

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