I’ve been trying to expand my dinner menus and trying out new recipes again.
Skinnytaste is always a favorite go-to for healthy but delicious meals.
My friend made this for dinner for a girls night last month and it was so good I knew I needed to recreate it at home.
Confession : I am not a chicken person – I’ll eat it out but hate making it at home. I always end up over-cooking it because I’m scared it isn’t done. However, since these were pounded thin and little tenders it kept me from overcooking them and they kept all their juiciness. And they don’t taste “skinny” at all!
I love tomatoes, balsamic, and onion. and of course I love breadcrumbs so there’s that 🙂
I used Ian’s Panko Breadcrumbs from Whole Foods and I also used Trader Joe’s Balsamic Glaze which is THE BEST.
:: Baked Chicken Milanese with Arugula & Tomatoes ::
recipe via Skinnytaste
and the killer food photography is courtesy of MOI.
as always, it’s just identical to the professionals and you can’t even tell which one is hers and which one is mine! right?!
always top notch skills over here…. I was really feeling the St. Paddy’s Day hangover if that counts for anything?
For the Salad:
For the chicken:
In a medium bowl, whisk olive oil and balsamic. Add tomatoes, basil and onions; season with salt and pepper. and toss. Set aside at least 10 minutes so the juices combine.
Preheat oven to 450°. Place a large baking pan in the oven to get hot.
Combine breadcrumbs and grated cheese in one bowl. In another bowl combine olive oil, lemon juice, and pepper.
Lightly pound chicken breasts into cutlets, you should have 6. Wash and dry cutlets well with paper towels; season with salt and pepper.
Dip cutlets into lemon/oil mixture, then into breadcrumbs, pressing firmly to adhere.
Remove the baking pan from the oven and spray with cooking spray. Place the chicken on the baking sheets and spray with olive oil spray on top.
Bake chicken, turning once halfway through for about 15 minutes total, or until chicken is golden. Remove from the oven and top with arugula and tomato salad on top.
Hope you enjoy as much as we did!!