This exquisite dish combines the juiciness of chicken with a crispy breadcrumb and spice layer, all baked to perfection, offering an unforgettable gastronomic experience.
Whether you're looking to impress guests at a special dinner or just want to enjoy comforting homemade food, the Baked Chicken Milanesa is the ideal choice. By choosing to bake rather than fry, you're opting for a healthier method without sacrificing the flavor and texture we all love about Milanesa.
Milanesa refers to meat—be it pork, beef, fish, or chicken—that is breaded and then either baked or fried. The breading can include ingredients like egg, breadcrumbs, or cornflour, seasoned with various spices to enhance its flavor.
This breaded meat preparation originated mainly in Italy and was adopted in South America. In Colombia, it's consumed as the primary protein in many traditional dishes or simply accompanied by rice or a salad. It's also common to find milanesa on many restaurant menus, given its versatility to complement any recipe.
It's important to note the benefits of baking, especially in today's age, where we aim to prepare chicken in ways that minimize our intake of fat and calories. Baking retains all its nutritional components, making it not only delicious—with its moist, crispy, and flavorful attributes—but also healthier.
Now, let's prepare this traditional dish. As I initially mentioned, we'll bake it, ensuring the milanesas are healthier, more delicious, and easier to digest.
How to make the chicken milanesa crispy?
To achieve a crispy chicken milanesa, ensure that the breadcrumbs or flour are evenly spread on the plate and press the chicken breasts lightly so the breading adheres correctly. The oven should be preheated to 190°C (374°F) for even and crispy cooking. Additionally, removing the aluminum foil after 15 minutes will allow the milanesas to brown and become crispy.
What are the key ingredients for this recipe?
The key ingredients for this recipe are macerated garlic, finely chopped parsley, salt, and pepper. These are mixed with olive oil to create a marinade that adds a delicious flavor to the chicken breasts.
How to know if the milanesas are well-cooked?
To check if the chicken milanesas are well-cooked, insert a toothpick into the center of a milanesa after 25 minutes of cooking without aluminum foil. If the toothpick comes out clean and the chicken is white and juicy, the milanesas are ready.
What's the best way to marinate the chicken breasts?
The best way to marinate the chicken breasts is by mixing olive oil, macerated garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper in a deep plate or bowl. Add the chicken breasts and coat them with the mixture, ensuring they're well covered. Let it marinate for half an hour, allowing the flavors to penetrate the meat.
How should you properly bread the chicken milanesas?
The correct way is to first coat the fillets in flour, then dip them in beaten eggs, and finally cover them in breadcrumbs. Ensure the fillets are well coated at each step for a consistent and crispy breading.
Tips and Advice
Ensure the chicken breast fillets are uniformly sized for even cooking. For added flavor, you can add grated cheese or spices like oregano or paprika to the breading.
- Not preheating the oven: Always preheat the oven to 190°C (374°F) for even cooking.
- Not properly marinating the chicken: If you don't want to marinate the breasts, season with some salt and pepper before breading for added flavor.
- 4 breast fillets
- 2 eggs
- 200 grams of crumb or bread flour
- 1 clove of garlic macerated
- A pinch of parsley finely chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- In a bowl or a bowl, place the three tablespoons of olive oil, the clove of garlic macerated, the pinch of parsley, salt, and pepper.
- Add the breast fillets and bathe them with the previous preparation. Let marinate for half an hour. (If you do not want to marinate the breast, season with a little salt and pepper, before pairing).
- Preheat the oven to 190 ° C.
- Beat the eggs in a deep dish, and on a flat plate, add the crumb or bread flour and spread.
- Start the fillet of the fillets, first-pass them by the flour, then by the beaten eggs, and finally again by the breadcrumbs.
- Prepare a tray (suitable for baking, spread some of the oil used in the marinade on its walls, add the milanesas, cover the plate with aluminum foil, and the cam in the oven.
- After 15 minutes, remove the foil and continue cooking for 25 more minutes (you can put a stick in the milanese to verify the cooking).
- Remove from the oven the tray and serve the milanesas accompanied by salad or a rice potion.