Chicken Milanese with Cabbage & Apple Slaw

There is nothing like crispy and crunchy together again!

Chicken Milanese with Cabbage & Apple Slaw
For the chicken::
4 Small chicken breasts, about 6 ounces each
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup All-purpose flour
2 Eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups Dry breadcrumbs
Vegetable oil, for shallow frying
For the dressing::
1 Small shallot, minced
2 teaspoon Honey
2 teaspoons Grainy mustard
2 tablespoons Cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Lemon juice
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup Extra-virgin olive oil
For the slaw::
1/2 Small head red cabbage, thinly sliced
1 Granny smith apple, thinly sliced
1 stalk Celery, very thinly sliced on the bias
1/4 cup Toasted salted pepitas
1/4 cup Roughly chopped parsley
1/4 cup Roughly chopped dill

Pound the chicken breasts between 2 sheets of plastic wrap to an even 1/4-inch thickness. Season with salt and pepper on both sides.

Put the flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs into three separate shallow bowls. Season all with salt and pepper.

Dredge the breasts in the flour first to coat completely and pat off any excess.

Next, dip in the eggs and finally in the breadcrumbs, making sure the chicken is completely coated. Place on a baking sheet.

Heat ¼-inch of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add two cutlets. When evenly browned on one side, about 3 to 4 minutes, carefully flip the cutlets (away from you).

Brown the other side and cook until no longer pink inside, another 3 to 4 minutes. Remove to a cooling rack set in a baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt. Repeat with the other 2 pieces of chicken.

Make the Slaw: Whisk the shallots, cider vinegar, lemon juice, grainy mustard, honey, 1/2 teaspoon salt and black pepper to taste in a large mixing bowl. Whisk in the olive oil. Add the cabbage, apple, celery, pepitas, parsley, and dill. Toss everything together. Season with more salt and pepper if needed.


Milanese is a traditional Italian dish super thin, breaded veal fried until golden brown and delicious. But we swapped veal for chicken cutlets and took the whole thing to another level. This recipe, which has versions all over the world, has all the best things: chicken, honey, breadcrumbs, apples, and red cabbage!