Air Fryer Chicken Milanese with Mediterranean Salad

Air Fryer Chicken Milanese with Mediterranean Salad

This crispy Air Fryer Breaded Chicken Breast is topped with a Mediterranean Salad of tomatoes, red onion, romaine lettuce, and grated Feta cheese – so good!

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Air Fryer Mediterranean Chicken Milanese

A few weeks ago, I headed out to the east end of Long Island in the Peconic area and stopped to eat at a small bistro on the way home. As we sat outside in the perfect weather, I overheard the waitress raving about this fried Chicken Milanese topped with a Mediterranean Salad. So, of course, I ordered it! The air fryer is perfect for making crispy breaded chicken, like this Air Fryer Chicken Tenders recipe and this Air Fryer Chicken Milanese with Arugula. Air fryer recipes are one of my top requests, so I promise to share more soon!

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What is chicken Milanese made of?

Chicken Milanese is just chicken cutlets pounded thin, dredged in eggs and then breadcrumbs and parmesan, and pan-fried. I lightened up the classic Milanese recipe by air frying the cutlets, which requires minimal oil.

How to Air Fry Chicken Cutlets

After coating the chicken cutlets in eggs and the panko-parmesan mixture, I spray them with a little bit of oil. Then I put them in the air fryer in batches and cook at 400 degrees for about six minutes, turning halfway. When the panko is golden brown, and the inside is no longer pink, the chicken is done.

What to Serve with Chicken Milanese

This chicken Milanese with a Mediterranean salad is basically a full meal in one. But if you want to round it out, then below are some suggestions for what to serve with it:

Variations:

  • If you don’t have panko, you can use breadcrumbs.
  • Swap romaine lettuce for mixed greens.
  • Add avocado or cucumber for extra vegetables.

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Air Fryer Chicken Milanese with Mediterranean Salad

680 Cals
59.5 Protein
28.5 Carbs
36 Fats

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 30 mins

This crispy Air Fryer Breaded Chicken Breast is topped with a Mediterranean Salad of tomatoes, red onion, romaine lettuce, and grated Feta cheese – so good!

Chicken

  • 8 boneless thin sliced chicken breast fillets, about 4 ounces each, 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup panko, or gluten-free panko
  • 1/3 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • olive oil spray

Salad

  • 5 cups 1 large head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 heirloom tomato, diced
  • 1/2 small red onion, chopped
  • 2 ounces grated feta cheese, grated from 1 block

Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Season the cutlets on both sides with salt.

  • In a shallow bowl combine the bread crumbs and parmesan cheese.

  • Beat the egg with 1 tablespoon water. Place in a large flat dish. Coat the cutlets with the egg mixture, remove the excess and dip them into  crumbs.

  • Place the cutlets on a work surface and spray both sides generously with oil.

  • Air fry in batches 400F 6 to 7 minutes turning halfway, until the crumbs are golden brown and the center is no longer pink. Divide on 4 plates.

  • Make the dressing: Combine the lemon juice, vinegar, oregano, garlic, and 1/2 teaspoon salt and let sit until the oregano has absorbed some liquid, about 5 minutes. Whisk in the olive oil.

  • While the cutlets are cooking, toss all the lettuce, tomato, red onion and 1/4 teaspoon salt together in a large bowl. Drizzle over the dressing, toss, and divide among the 4 plates of chicken, piling it over the cutlets.

  • Using a box grater, grate 1/2 ounce of the cheese over each salad.

Variations:

  • If you don’t have panko, you can use breadcrumbs.
  • Swap romaine lettuce for mixed greens.
  • Add avocado or cucumber for extra vegetables.

Serving: 2cutlets, 1 1/4c salad, Calories: 680kcal, Carbohydrates: 28.5g, Protein: 59.5g, Fat: 36g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 258mg, Sodium: 949.5mg, Fiber: 3.5g, Sugar: 4.5g

Blue Smart Points: 9

Green Smart Points: 13

Purple Smart Points: 9

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