When it comes to chicken, we know that it’s not easy to beat a good Chicken Schnitzel – but we think we’ve managed to find a recipe that has the schnitzel beaten! Why don’t you take the taste test challenge and see if you think we are right. We feel that the difference is all in the parmesan and the seasoning. We love this Chicken Milanese, that we have to have it at least twice a month. And we look forward to eating it.



4 Servings

Prep time

20 minutes

Cooking time

12 minutes


319 kcal


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs

  • 1 tsp fine sea salt

  • 1 tsp ground black pepper

  • 2 large eggs

  • ½ cup powdered Parmesan cheese

  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning

  • 3 tbsp avocado oil or coconut oil, for frying

  • 2 cups coarsely chopped leaf lettuce

  • 1 tomato, diced

  • ¼ cup Italian Dressing

  • 1 lemon, quartered


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F.
  • Sandwich the chicken thighs between two sheets of parchment paper. Gently pound the thighs with a cast-iron skillet, rolling pin, or mallet until they are about 1/4 inch thick. Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper.
  • In a shallow baking dish, crack the eggs, add 1 tbsp of water, and stir well to combine. In a separate shallow baking dish, combine the powdered Parmesan and Italian seasoning.
  • Dip each chicken thigh in the eggs to coat, then in the Parmesan mixture on both sides.
  • In a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat, heat the oil. When the oil is hot, sear each thigh for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until golden brown and the chicken is cooked through.
  • In the meantime, prepare the salad: Toss the lettuce and tomatoes in a medium-sized mixing bowl with the dressing to combine.
  • Divide the salad among four serving plates and top with the fried chicken thighs. Squeeze some lemon juice over each chicken piece and salad. Refrigerate in separate airtight containers for up to 4 days. Place the chicken in a lightly greased skillet over medium heat for about 3 minutes to reheat.
  • Recipe Notes
    To save time and effort, ask your butcher to pound the chicken for you.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories319
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 15.3g 24%
    • Saturated Fat 2.6g 13%
  • Sodium 942mg 40%
  • Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
    • Sugars 32.9g
  • Protein 9.1g 19%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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