Chicken Milanese has been updated for summertime grilling. Chicken breasts are seasoned, grilled to perfection and topped with baby greens tossed in a homemade lemon vinaigrette then sprinkled with shredded Parmesan. Time to add our Chicken Milanese With Lemon & Fresh Basil Vinaigrette to your grilling menu!
Grilled Chicken Milanese Recipe
Chicken Milanese, “in the style of Milan”, typically is a chicken cutlet that’s been coated in a Parmesan, lemon and breadcrumb coating and topped with greens. I’ve lightened up this traditional Milanese style chicken for summer by seasoning and grilling the chicken and then topping it with baby greens tossed in a homemade Lemon & Fresh Basil Vinaigrette and sprinkled with shredded Parmesan.
There are so many fresh summer flavors in every bite of our grilled chicken Milanese that, trust me, you won’t miss the breaded coating! So let’s fire up the grill because it’s time for our fabulously delicious Chicken Breasts Milanese!
Ingredients you will need to make this recipe
- chicken breasts
- kosher salt
- dried basil
- olive oil
- white balsamic vinegar
- fresh basil
- lemon juice
- lemon zest
- baby greens
- orange and/or red grape tomatoes
- shredded Parmesan cheese
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Chicken Milanese with Lemon & Fresh Basil Vinaigrette
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 3/4 tsp. kosher salt, divided
- 1/4 tsp. dried basil
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 2 Tbs. olive oil
- 1 Tbs. white balsamic vinegar
- 1 Tbs. thinly sliced fresh basil
- 1 Tbs. lemon juice
- 2 tsp. lemon zest
- 1 tsp. honey
- 4 cups baby greens, 4 ounces
- 1 cup orange and/or red grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
- 2 Tbs. shredded Parmesan cheese
- Preheat grill for direct heat grilling.
- Season chicken with 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, dried basil and pepper.
- Grill chicken until juices run clear and meat thermometer reads 165F, turning once.
- Meanwhile, in bowl combine oil, white balsamic vinegar, fresh basil, lemon juice, lemon zest, honey and remaining 1/4 tsp. kosher salt until blended.
- Add baby greens and tomatoes. Toss until evenly coated.
- Arrange chicken on serving platter. Top with baby greens and sprinkle with shredded Parmesan.
First Published: June 23, 2013... Last Updated: July 17, 2019