Gluten Free Chicken Milanese

Chicken Milanese {grain-free, paleo-friendly} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This Chicken Milanese is the perfect healthy spin on the Italian dish! It’s made with a paleo breaded chicken, topped with fresh tomatoes and served with a lemon dressed arugula salad. It’s the perfect late summer meal that is grain-free and totally delicious.

Paleo breaded chicken with salad on platesPaleo Breaded Chicken Recipe

Fried chicken, you guys! But not just any fried chicken, but paleo breaded chicken pan fried with healthy fats! This nutrient-dense delicious chicken recipe will be loved by all and nobody will know it’s grain-free! This chicken is crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. I love chicken made Milanese style- which is fried in a pan and and topped with arugula, tomato, and layers of freshly grated parmesan! I like to serve mine with a few a bit of good quality parmesan but feel free to omit if you are totally dairy free!

Chicken Milanese (Grain-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly) | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Ingredients Needed

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Eggs
  • Tapioca Flour
  • Ground Flaxseed
  • Coconut Flour
  • Sea Salt and Ground Pepper
  • Avocado Oil
  • Arugula
  • Tomatoes
  • Lemon
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese (optional)

Gluten free fried chicken with salad


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Chicken Milanese

This Chicken Milanese is the perfect healthy spin on the Italian dish! It's made with a paleo pan fried chicken, topped with fresh tomatoes and served with a lemon dressed arugula salad. It's the perfect late summer meal that is grain-free and totally delicious.

Yield 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine Paleo, Gluten-Free
Difficulty: Moderate
Author: Lexi
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Paleo Breaded Chicken



  1. In a medium mixing bowl combine flours, salt, and ground black pepper.
  2. In a separate small mixing bowl, whisk together eggs.
  3. Pat chicken dry with a paper towel and season generously with salt and pepper. Using a meat pounder, gently pound chicken until it is 1/4 inch thick. Place on a cutting board, and slice chicken breasts in half.
  4. Dip sliced chicken breasts into the egg, then dredge in flour mixture, dip back into the egg mixture, and into the flour one more time. Dipping the chicken in the egg and flour mixtures twice helps create an extra thick and crispy crust. Repeat until all chicken is coated.
  5. In a large skillet, heat oil until hot and shimmering.
  6. Place chicken in the skillet and let fry for 5-8 minutes on each side. Cook until chicken is crispy and golden-brown, but juicy in the center.
  7. Toss arugula and tomatoes with oil, lemon, salt, and pepper. Add-in parmesan if using.
  8. Place a bed of arugula on a plate and add chicken. Top with a handful of tomatoes and arugula. Serve warm with a few wedges of lemon.

Recipe Notes

  1. *Cooking time will vary based on thickness of chicken. Make sure to keep an on eye on them to avoid overcooking. Make sure to add more oil if needed during the cooking process.
  2. ** Pictures updated May 8th, 2017.


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October 29, 2014

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12 responses to “Gluten Free Chicken Milanese”

  1. This is one of my favorite dinners! It looks great!

  2. Your ability to paleo-i-fy things never ceases to amazine me! You have me wanting crispy chicken for breakfast. And I am totally ok with that!

  3. Switched to Paleo a few months ago, so I totally appreciate this recipe. Tapioca is my new favorite ingredient.

  4. Wow. Just…Wow. Dude, you are amazing and I have no words.

    (I just said 12).

  5. Megan says:

    This was delicious! Made it last night for dinner 🙂

  6. This has my mouth watering! Definitely going on my meal plan for next week 🙂

  7. Claire says:

    AAHhhhh yummm. I have made paleo breaded chicken before but I love that these don’t have any almond flour! I’m absolutely making this chicken for dinner this week.

  8. This Milanese chicken looks amazing! I think I might give it a try instead of my chicken schnitzel. A question – what if I don’t have coconut flour? What else could I use instead? Is plain flour alright (I realise that wouldn’t be paleo)

  9. Cheli says:

    I don’t have ground flaxseed at home. Do you think it would be ok if it is omitted, or are there any other substitutes I can use for flaxseed meal?

  10. ellen says:

    Hi, do you have a carb count for this recipe? Thanks.

  11. Rose Martine says:

    What a delicious meal we had tonight. I added the broccoli and red pepper flakes,. It was just wonderful and enjoyed by my husband as well. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!!

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