Milanese Chicken Cutlets

Milanese Chicken Cutlets

This dish is well seasoned with parmesan cheese, sprinkling over the chicken and adding to the batter. Drizzle basil oil to serve.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Chicken breasts
2 (about 600 g)
1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon
1/4 teaspoon
Grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon
Olive oil (or vegetable oil)
5 tablespoons each time
2 step simple batter with parmesan cheese
Cake flour
8 tablespoons
5 tablespoons
Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons
a small amount
a small amount
as needed
Basil oil
Olive oil
2 tablespoons
Basil (dried or fresh - chopped)
2 teaspoons
1/2 teaspoon


1. [2 step simple batter] Put the egg, cake flour and water in a bowl, and mix well. Add the parmesan cheese, salt and pepper, and mix.
2. Put the panko in a separate bowl, and make it into smaller pieces by squeezing it tightly in your hands, or you can use it as-is. Or put the panko in a plastic bag, and squeeze it over the bag.
3. Combine the basil oil ingredients in a small bowl, and mix.
4. Cut the chicken breasts diagonally into 1 cm thick strips, add the sake, sugar and salt, and massage well. This step is also shown in my salted chicken recipe, Recipe ID: 1361151
5. Sprinkle the parmesan cheese over the chicken from Step 4, mix, and leave it for a while.
6. Dip the chicken from Step 5 in the batter from Step 1, and coat with the panko.
7. Pour 5 tablespoons of olive oil in a frying pan, and turn on the heat.
8. Place the chicken from Step 6 in the frying pan, and fry over medium heat.
9. When they are nicely browned, flip the chicken over.
10. Turn down the heat to low, and cook slowly until it's cooked thoroughly. Check the chicken, and flip over again if needed.
11. Serve on a plate, and drizzle with the basil oil from Step 3.
12. You can freeze this dish, and it's great for bentos. "Freeze for Bentos! Cheese Chicken Cutlets" Recipe ID: 2385725.
13. If you are a making normal deep-frying dish, check this one! "If You're Frying, You Need This! 2 Step Simple Batter!" Recipe ID: 1364962.
14. "Amazing Sauce! Youlinji Chinese Deep Fried Chicken with Sweet and Sour Sauce" Recipe ID: 2071626.
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16. "For Summer ☆ Tender with Vinegar! Light Simmered Chicken Breast" Recipe ID: 2272405.

Story Behind this Recipe

I've seen somewhere that it's nice to add parmesan cheese in the egg mixture to make Milanese chicken cutlets. So I added parmesan cheese to my usual batter - "If You're Frying, You Need This! 2 Step Simple Batter!" Recipe ID: 1364962.