What is Chicken Piccata Milanese
Chicken Piccata Milanese is a delicious variation to chicken parmigiana. Lightly breaded chicken breasts (usually pan-fried) with a delicious tomato, onion and basil sauce. My version on the chicken Milanese original has a low carb healthier tweak.
For this keto low carb chicken piccata; the chicken breast fillets are breaded in shredded parmesan cheese and pork rinds. Then the are baked or air fried. The sauce is a fresh, light, and tasty Italian tomato sauce. Trust me, this is one low carb chicken dinner recipe you are going to want to make over and over!
How to Make Piccata Milanese
Step 1. Heat the oil or butter in a saucepan or skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
Step 2. Add the tomatoes, basil, salt, and pepper. Cover and simmer the sauce over medium-low eat, stirring occasionally, until it thickens, about 6-8 minutes. Puree with a stick blender until smooth or leave as-is.
Step 3. Preheat oven to 220°C fan/240°C static (475°F). Line a baking tray with parchment. If the chicken fillets are large and thick cut them into 200g/7oz fillets. You can pound the chicken cutlets ithinly if you prefer. I leave mine as-is.
Step 4. Whisk mayonnaise in a large bowl. Place pork rinds and parmesan in another bowl. Coat the chicken in mayonnaise and then into crumbs. Press crumbs into the chicken shaking off excess. Repeat with remaining chicken.
Step 5. Place chicken onto prepared tray and spray with olive oil. Bake 15-20 minutes until golden.
Step 6. Divide the sauce between each schnitzel and top with mozzarella and the remaining parmesan. Bake a further 5 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and lightly golden. Season to taste. Serve with a fresh green salad.
You can bake the chicken piccata in advance. The crumbing won’t be as crispy when you reheat. Store the crumbed schnitzels plain without sauce. Reheat in the oven until warm and crisp amd topped with sauce and cheese and grill until melted.
Yes, you can. Leave in the fridge overnight to defrost and reheat in the microwave or moderate oven until warmed through.
Creamy Lemon Chicken Piccata – try our amazing Chicken Piccata recipe with lemon piccata sauce using lemon, butter and capers.
Veal Piccata Milanese – a traditional Italian dish made with thinly sliced veal, coated in breadcrumbs and pan-fried until crispy. It is typically served with a lemon-caper sauce that adds a tangy and savory flavor to the dish.
Fish Piccata Milanese – sautéed fish fillets topped with a tangy sauce made from lemon juice, capers, and butter, and served with a side of breaded and fried zucchini. The dish originates from Milan, Italy, and is known for its bright, refreshing flavors and crispy texture.
Piccata Milanese Spaghetti – a delicious Italian pasta dish made with breaded chicken cutlets served on a bed of spaghetti and topped with a flavorful tomato sauce. It’s a perfect combination of crispy chicken, al dente spaghetti, and tangy tomato sauce that’s sure to satisfy any appetite.
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Easy Chicken Piccata Milanese
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup crushed pork rinds or almond flour
- 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan plus extra or serving
- 4 x 200g (2oz) chicken breast or thigh fillets
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella (100g)
- Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
- Add tomatoes, basil, salt, and pepper. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has thickened, about 10 minutes. Puree with a stick blender until smooth or leave as-is.
- Preheat oven to 220°C fan/240°C static (475°F). Line a baking tray with parchment.
- Whisk mayonnaise in a large bowl. Place pork rinds and parmesan in another bowl. Coat the chicken in mayonnaise and then into crumbs. Press crumbs into the chicken shaking off excess. Repeat with remaining chicken.
- Place chicken onto prepared tray and spray with olive oil. Bake 15-20 minutes. (I do not turn them but you do you). See the notes on how to bake piccata in the air fryer.
- Divide the sauce between each schnitzel and top with mozzarella and the remaining parmesan. Bake a further 5 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and lightly golden. Season to taste.
- Add oil, onion, and garlic to mixer; chop 5 sec/speed 5. Scrape down sides of bowl.
- Add remaining ingredients; cook 8 min/110°C/speed 1/cap off/ basket on top. Adjust seasoning to taste. Insert centre cap; blend 10 sec/speed 10 if you prefer a smooth sauce.
- (The Milanese can be prepared as above. The below steps can be used to process some ingredients).
- Add pork rinds to mixer; mill 4 sec/speed 9. Repeat if needed. Pour into a large bowl.
- Add parmesan cubes to mixer; chop 8 sec/speed 10. Add the parmesan to pork rinds and reserve the remainder for topping.
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34 responses to “Chicken Piccata Milanese”
Looks so tasty! I could live off of chicken piccata. Really love it.
Loved this recipe. So quick and easy to make. Didn’t have any onions so subbed with onion powder and hubby gave it the thumbs up.
Delicious recipe that brought me back to Italy. Simple to make and the flavours are perfect.
This Chicken Piccata Milanese was absolutely delicious and my husband has already asked for again. I came across this looking for simple recipes to use some fresh basil I had on hand. So simple and good , this is something I will be making again.
This milanese was delicious and I love that you added tips on using different proteins; I think we’ll try it with fish next time. Can’t wait to make it again.
This chicken piccata Milanese recipe has big bold flavors delivered in a creamy (mayonnaise) sumptuous way. We loved going back for seconds. Thank you!
This chicken piccata Milanese was a simple and amazing dish that I will be making again and again. The pork rinds made it so crunchy!
This was even better than our family favorite chicken parmesan! Loved the crispy cheese “batter” and it came out perfectly in the air fryer 🙂
It’s my first time to try this Chicken Piccata Milanese. What I like about it is it’s so easy to prepare, perfect fit for a busy mom like me. Thanks!
With all your description I just cant wait to try this delicious and easy recipe. My weekend will definitely have this at my Dinner Table. Thanks
This was delicious, I love that it’s breaded with cheese and pork rinds. Even my friends didn’t notice it was made with out actual bread crumbs. Great recipe as usual.
I love the breading alternative for this chicken piccata, and I also love that used mayonnaise instead of an egg wash. I can’t wait to try this!
So simple and delicious! Even my toddler who has entered a picky stage ate every bite telling me “mommy that was so good”. Thanks!
This chicken piccata milanese is super simple and absolutely delicious. Loved making it in the air fryer, super crispy. Thank you!
You can never have too many chicken recipes. This looks delicious, and I know it will be a hit with the family.
Simple and delicious chicken piccata recipe. It can be hard to cook for the people in my house with a few of them gluten-free or keto so it was nice to find an alternative for ‘breading’ the chicken.
We loved the Chicken Piccata Milanese, perfectly baked and which such a lot of flavor. I served it with some pasta and the plates were clean afterward (always a good sign!).
Absolutely delicious! It was such an easy meal to make for the whole family. The kids and hubby had pasta with theirs, I had its own with just a squeeze of lemon. So yum.