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Pan Fried Chicken Breast

Pan Fried Chicken Breast

Pan Fried Breaded Chicken Breast

This is a simple pan-fried chicken breast recipe. This is one of my wife’s easy recipes and all the kids love it!

Everyone seems to have their own fantastic pan-fried chicken breast recipe. So this is ours; it uses minimal ingredients and boy is it easy and tasty. 

This is also sometimes known as Chicken Milanese or Chicken Milanesa.

chicken milanese


This is a very simple fried chicken recipe with no frills and nothing complicated. There is something about boneless fried chicken breasts that makes life feel good.

There is no waste and fiddly bits! And really you can not get any simpler than this recipe.

Fried chicken breast is a culinary masterpiece loved by many. It combines the irresistible tenderness of chicken with a crisp, golden coating that tantalizes the senses.

The succulent breast is coated in egg and breadcrumbs,  providing a crunchy outer layer that locks in the juiciness of the meat.

Finally, the chicken breast is fried to perfection, achieving a beautiful golden brown colour and a mouthwatering aroma that lingers in the air. 


chicken milanesa

Chicken Milanesa


But simple or not, I guarantee the kids are going to love it. Hot or cold.

This fried chicken recipe gives you the pure and unadulterated taste of the chicken, because of the limiting of the spices. My kids all love this – everything gets eaten!


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Pan-fried chicken breast with Brussels sprouts and Pancetta and mash


The best pan-fried chicken recipe. Quick, easy and unadulterated

This fried chicken recipe is easy to make, with no marinade time and no flour. It can be on the table in under 15 minutes.

This fried chicken recipe is also a good snack on game day, and you can easily whip it up at half-time and serve with a curry dip.


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If you wish to eat healthy fried chicken like this, you can add any spice you want to your dip instead of putting it in your marinade. Then everyone is happy because not everyone likes spicy stuff. 


fried chicken breast recipe


Alternatively, it can be transformed into a yummy healthy meal with some mashed potatoes and a choice of side vegetables.

Here I have used some delicious Brussels sprouts with pancetta and some chicken gravy.


fried chicken with bread crumbs


Either way, it is a winner on its own. But if you want to try and spice it up, you can vary it by adding all sorts of your favourite spices or sauces before you fry.

Here I served up together with a delicious baked potato. Wonderful comfort food!


chicken milanesa

Pan fried breaded chicken breast


But you know, sometimes things are just better when they are simple.




I would love to know what you think of it, and please give me some feedback in the comments box below if you try it!


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How to make Chicken Milanese

Pan Fried Chicken Breast

Pan Fried Breaded Chicken Breast

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Delicious pan fried breaded chicken breast recipe - ready in no time and everyone's favourite.


  • 2 Chicken breasts
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Half the chicken breasts length-ways so that they are about 1cm thick. Then cover them with some baking paper and roll them flat. If you want to have smaller pieces, for chicken nuggets or chicken tenders, then cut them to suit. 
  2. Break the egg into a bowl and beat it. Then brush the egg over the chicken on both sides. 
  3. Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper to taste, and coat them with the breadcrumbs. This fried chicken breading is essential to get the nice crispy outside crust right.
  4. Heat the oil in a skillet. Then add the chicken pieces one by one to the pan and cook them on both sides until they have been cooked through and are brown on both sides.


It you have tender shaped pieces, you can serve up with a honey mustard dipping sauce or a dip of your choice. Alternatively serve them with mashed or baked potatoes, a side of your choice and some gravy for a healthy meal.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 568Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 195mgSodium: 667mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 48g

This nutrition information was automatically calculated by Nutritionix, but may not be 100% accurate.

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The Old Fat Guy

Thursday 7th of March 2019

A great basic meal!


Friday 8th of March 2019

Thanks for your comment David. Easy, quick and tasty!

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