How to Bread Chicken – Chicken Milanesas

Breaded chicken can be made fairly easily. I like making a lot at once because these freeze beautifully. You can eat these as is with you side of choice or you can use them for making meals like chicken Parmesan. Whatever you decide, this is what you need for these:

Makes 12 Milanesas

2 cups white flour
2 cups bread crumbs
1 ½ tsp. garlic powder
½ tsp. paprika
½ tsp. cumin
Salt & Pepper
2 eggs – lightly beaten
3 whole skinless, boneless chicken breasts – about 6 oz. each

Place the flour in a shallow pan. Add 1 tsp. garlic powder, the paprika and cumin. Add salt and pepper. Mix well and set aside.

Place the bread crumbs in another shallow pan and add ½ garlic powder. Add salt and pepper and mix well. Set aside.

Place the eggs in a bowl and beat lightly.

Cut each breast in half. Using a sharp knife, butterfly each half breast. Cut these in half as well.

Place the chicken on a board and pound with a meat mallet. If you would prefer, place the chicken between two pieces of plastic wrap. Pound the meat until thin but do not beat it to a pulp.

Place each individual piece the flour. Shake off the excess. Place each piece – one by one – into the eggs. Shake off the excess. Place each piece into the bread crumbs and coat well. Shake off the excess.

Place some oil in a skillet and heat well. Add the milanesas into the pan and allow browning on the bottom. Flip and finish cooking. The process should take about 7 to 8 minutes in total.

Place the cooked milanesas on a plate lined with paper towels. Serve and enjoy!

CALORIES 234.76; FAT 5.92 grs (sat 1.64; mono 2.37; poly 1.46); PROTEIN 14.59 grs; FIBER 1.56 grs; CARBS 29.48 grs; CHOLESTEROL 58.21 mg; IRON 2.44 mg; SODIUM 559 mg; CALCIUM 48.53 mg

Print the Chicken Milnesas Recipe Here

My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!


  • January 17, 2012


    I love that you shared this recipe. Looks so easy to make and will definately make our meal plan next week! My question is that when you froze the other half of the pre-breaded chicken, what is the best way to prepare it? Just thaw and pan fry??? I love that you were able to get more than 12 cuts out of 3 breasts! Seems like a great way to have the Milanesa for now and pre-do the work for parm later!

  • January 24, 2012


    Hi Stacy!
    Thank you so much for coming by. I am happy you like this. I would freeze the milanesas raw and pan fry them once they thaw. I hope you have a great week!
    Mary Ann

  • October 16, 2013


    I used this recipe because you made the process look so easy and the chicken look delicious. I also bought a too-large package of chicken and you said how well this kept frozen. Oh and plus, you were the lady who taught me how to make brown rice for the first time, (which turned out great!) so I trusted you and felt loyal to you. Lol, and man oh man, you didn’t let me down! The chicken was light and tender, juicy and flavorful, crispy and perfect! I will definitely be using more of your recipes from now on! Thanks for teaching us all how to cook, Frugal Chef!!

  • October 20, 2013


    Hi MB!
    Thank you so much for the message. I am so happy these recipes worked out for you. I really appreciate you trying these out! Take care!
    Mary Ann