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Pan Fried Chicken Breast

Pan Fried Chicken Breast

Pan Fried Breaded Chicken Breast

Everyone seems to have their own fantastic pan-fried chicken breast recipe. So this is mine, and boy is it easy and tasty (borrowed this one from the missus!)

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.

chicken milanesa

Chicken Milanesa

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

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

This fried chicken recipe is also a good snack during the game, and you can easily whip it up at half-time and serve with a 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 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

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.


  • Chicken breasts (quantity to suit)
  • 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 cup. 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.

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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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