Chicken Milanese with Lemon Butter Sauce

Chicken Milanese with Lemon Butter Sauce

This post is sponsored by Progresso™ Bread Crumbs

This is one of my all-time favorite recipes for Chicken Milanese that I have made for years. I can’t believe it’s taken me almost 5 years to share this recipe on MT. I love to make it when we are entertaining because it’s seriously tastes like it came from my favorite Italian restaurant but it’s made right in my own kitchen. If you are looking to impress family and friends with a delicious dinner that everyone will love then you have to make this, trust me!

Chicken Milanese with Lemon Butter Sauce

Chicken Milanese with Lemon Butter Sauce

Not only is this dish delish but it’s super easy to make with ingredients you probably already have on hand. My secret for making the ultimate Chicken Milanese is using thinly sliced chicken breast or cutlets which you can usually find at the grocery store. If you just have regular chicken breast, then cut them in half and use a mallet to flatten them. The flatter the better. My other secret is the Lemon Butter Sauce that is drizzled on top. It’s the best! I just don’t do a little drizzle either. To really infuse this delicious Lemon Butter Sauce that is made with butter, fresh lemon juice and wine I like to quickly dip the chicken in the sauce or drizzle them several times to really get that flavor in there. You can even serve extra sauce on the side for more deliciousness.

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Chicken Milanese with Lemon Butter Sauce

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Chicken Milanese with Lemon Butter Sauce

  • Author: Jennifer
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 4


  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 1 cup Progresso Italian-Style Bread Crumbs
  • 4 4-5 ounce each thinly sliced chicken breasts or cutlets
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lemon Pepper seasoning
  • Pinch of salt

Lemon Butter Sauce

  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • Zest and juice of one lemon
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large, deep skillet or braiser or medium-high heat.
  2. Add flour to a shallow dish or large plate.
  3. In another shallow bowl beat egg with minced garlic.
  4. Place bread crumbs in another shallow dish or large plate.
  5. Season both sides of chicken with lemon pepper seasoning and a pinch of salt.
  6. Dredge chicken in flour then dip in egg allowing excess egg to drip off then dip into breadcrumbs generously coating both sides of chicken.
  7. Repeat process until each piece of chicken is coated.
  8. Once oil is hot, place 2 or 3 pieces of chicken in skillet cooking for about 3-4 minutes until golden brown. Carefully turn chicken and cook for another 3-4 minutes until thoroughly cooked and golden brown.
  9. Transfer cooked chicken to a paper towel lined plate.

Lemon Butter Sauce

  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add wine, lemon zest and juice and bring to a low boil.
  3. Reduce to a simmer and cook for about 3-4 minutes longer.
  4. Drizzle sauce over chicken before serving.


Serve over pasta or leafy greens and top with shaved or grated parmesan.

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