Baked Chicken Milanese with Arugula and Tomatoes

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Baked Chicken Milanese is made with breaded chicken cutlets, baked in the oven topped with arugula, tomatoes and balsamic. This is my favorite restaurant dish, made healthier!

Baked Chicken Milanese is made with breaded chicken cutlets, baked in the oven topped with arugula, tomatoes and balsamic. This is my favorite restaurant dish, made healthier!Chicken Milanese with Arugula and Tomatoes

Milanese is one of my favorite dishes, especially topped with arugula and tomatoes. I make a similar dish with fish in this Flounder Milanese recipe, and in this Japanese version of Togarashi Chicken.

Baked Chicken Milanese is made with breaded chicken cutlets, baked in the oven topped with arugula, tomatoes and balsamic. This is my favorite restaurant dish, made healthier!

This lightened up version is much more figure-friendly, and perfect to make with summer's ripe tomatoes. You can use wheat or gluten free crumbs, I like to add grated Romano cheese to the crumbs for more flavor!

Baked Chicken Milanese is made with breaded chicken cutlets, baked in the oven topped with arugula, tomatoes and balsamic. This is my favorite restaurant dish, made healthier!Baked Chicken Milanese is made with breaded chicken cutlets, baked in the oven topped with arugula, tomatoes and balsamic. This is my favorite restaurant dish, made healthier!

Baked Chicken Milanese is made with breaded chicken cutlets, baked in the oven topped with arugula, tomatoes and balsamic. This is my favorite restaurant dish, made healthier!
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Baked Chicken Milanese with Arugula Salad and Tomatoes

250Cals24.3Protein17.4Carbs8.5Fats
Prep Time: 15mins
Cook Time: 15mins
Total Time: 30mins
Yield: 6servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American
Baked Chicken Milanese is made with breaded chicken cutlets, baked in the oven topped with arugula, tomatoes and balsamic. This is my favorite restaurant dish, made healthier!

Ingredients

For the Salad:

  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 2tbspbalsamic vinegar
  • 5medium ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4small red onion, sliced thin
  • 1tbspchopped fresh basil
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 6cupsbaby arugula

For the chicken:

  • 24oz3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 3/4cupwhole wheat Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/3cupgrated Romano cheese, or parmesan
  • 1lemon, juice of
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • kosher salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper
  • olive oil spray, I used my misto

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk olive oil and balsamic.
  • Add tomatoes, basil and onions; season with salt and pepper. and toss.
  • Set aside at least 10 minutes so the juices combine.
  • Preheat oven to 450°.
  • Place a large baking pan in the oven to get hot.
  • Combine breadcrumbs and grated cheese in one bowl.
  • In another bowl combine olive oil, lemon juice, and pepper.
  • Lightly pound chicken breasts into cutlets, you should have 6.
  • Wash and dry cutlets well with paper towels; season with salt and pepper.
  • Dip cutlets into lemon/oil mixture, then into breadcrumbs, pressing firmly to adhere.
  • Remove the baking pan from the oven and spray with cooking spray.
  • Place the chicken on the baking sheets and spray with olive oil spray on top.
  • Bake chicken, turning once halfway through for about 15 minutes total, or until chicken is golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and top with arugula and tomato salad on top.

Nutrition

Serving: 3oz chicken with salad, Calories: 250kcal, Carbohydrates: 17.4g, Protein: 24.3g, Fat: 8.5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 54mg, Sodium: 87.2mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 1.1g
Blue Smart Points: 4
Green Smart Points: 6
Purple Smart Points: 4
Points +: 6
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Photo credit: Sarah Fennel