Tender chicken filets fried in a crunchy and flavorful Low Carb and Keto friendly breading, then topped off with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice!
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This is another great weeknight dinner that’s quick and easy to make! It’s absolutely loaded with flavor and even the pickiest of eaters will enjoy.
Traditional Chicken Milanese uses Italian seasoned bread crumbs, which is of course not Keto friendly or low carb.
To make this into a Keto friendly version a combination of grated parmesan cheese, almond flour, pork rinds and seasonings replace the bread crumbs make for a great breading substitute!
The cutlets are gently fried to perfection then served with a zesty spritz of lemon juice. You just have to give these a try! You’ll be making them all the time!
What’s in Keto Chicken Milanese
- Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Parmesan cheese
- Super fine almond flour
- Pork rinds
- Dried parsley
- Garlic powder
- Ground pepper
- Olive oil
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
How to Make Keto Chicken Milanese
Cut the chicken breasts in very thin filets. Try to get the cutlets as uniformed as you can. This ensures even cooking.
To make this the easiest Keto chicken recipe ever, all you have to do is add all the dry ingredients to a bowl and mix until well combined.
Whisk the eggs in a separate bowl and set along side the breading mixture.
Dip each slice of chicken into the egg, draining off any excess.
Dip into the breading mixture and VERY lightly coat. Do not press into the mixture, but gently shake off any excess.
Heat a large skillet to medium and add in some olive oil (or other Keto friendly oil).
Sauté for a several minutes on each side and allow to drain on paper towels or on a cooling rack.
Serve with wedges of lemon and squeeze over the chicken right before eating. Enjoy!
Can I Freeze Chicken Milanese?
Making this Keto Chicken Milanese recipe ahead of time and freezing it for later provides a quick meal solution. If you take just a few steps to properly freeze leftovers will ensure the gluten free coating stays in it and reheats well.
Place the leftover cutlets on a sheet pan and put in the freezer for about 30 minutes. By doing a pre-freeze, it helps to adhere the breading to the cutlets. Then just put them in an air tight container and store in the freezer for up to several months.
To reheat, put them directly from the freezer into a 350F over until warmed through.
What Does Milanese Style Mean?
When you see a recipe that refers to something cooked Milanese style, that means thin slices of meat are dredged in egg, then slightly breaded and lightly fried. This same method is used when cooking veal to create schnitzel. You can use Milanese style chicken to make delicious Chicken Parmesan.
Is Chicken Milanese Keto? What are the Carbs in Keto Chicken Milanese?
Traditional Milanese is dredged through Italian herb seasoned bread crumbs. This creates way too many carbs for people on Keto or low carb diets.
By making a few substitutions, Milanese made with almond flour and pork rinds transform this Italian family favorite dish into a wonderful low carb and Keto friendly main dish!
Tips for the Best Chicken Milanese
- Cut or pound the cutlets thin and very uniformed so they will cook quickly and evenly.
- Don’t over crowd your skillet when frying the cutlets. Fry them in batches until they are all cooked.
- Be sure to use a cooking oil with a high smoke point. When cooking in batches, you don’t the oil to begin tasting burned. After the first batch is done, you may have to lower the heat just slightly.
- If you’d like to add a briny twist, add capers to the finished dish.
- Don’t forget the lemon. It truly adds the perfect finishing touch on Keto Chicken Milanese
What Keto Side Dish Do I Serve with Chicken Milanese?
A simple green salad with this Raspberry Vinaigrette is perfect with any Keto chicken main dish. You can also serve it with zoodles or Palmini noodles. Take a look at these low carb sides for a little additional inspiration:
- Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
- Cheesy Roasted Asparagus
- Brussels Sprouts with Hot Bacon Dressing
- Broccoli Salad with Bacon
- Easy Cole Slaw
- Parmesan Stuffed Artichoke Hearts
- Creamed Spinach
More Keto and Low Carb chicken Recipes
- Thai Red Curry Coconut Grilled Chicken
- Grilled Chicken with Rosemary Citrus Glaze
- Keto Chicken Tenders
- Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole
- Keto Chicken Pot Pie
- Spinach Artichoke Chicken Casserole
- Creamy Chicken Tuscan Skillet
- Bacon Ranch Chicken Casserole
- Chicken Florentine Skillet
- Instant Pot Chicken Marsala
- Creamy Chicken Poblano Chicken
- Instant Pot Butter Chicken
Chicken Milanese – Keto, Low Carb & Gluten Free
- Cut the chicken breasts in very thin filets.
- Add all the dry ingredients to a bowl and mix until well combined.
- Whisk the eggs in a separate bowl and set along side the breading mixture. Dip each slice of chicken into the egg, draining off any excess.
- Dip into the breading mixture and VERY lightly coat. Do not press into the mixture, but gently shake off any excess.
- Heat a large skillet to medium and add in some olive oil (or other Keto friendly oil). Sauté for a several minutes on each side and allow to drain on paper towels.
- Serve with wedges of lemon and squeeze over the chicken right before eating. Enjoy!