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Nope, this isn’t the Chicken Milanese of Italian chain restaurants, or even your grandma’s recipe. It’s a fresh, modern and—perhaps most notable—lighter take on the classic. Better still, the low-calorie, low-carb, protein-rich meal’s finished in 20 minutes flat. Prep the chicken by butterflying each breast (but leave each piece attached on one side) and pounding it flat. Then, as the chicken cooks on the grill, you’ll toss together a quick and simple salad that perks up the crispy chicken. Missing the pasta of a traditional Chicken Milanese? Plate the whole thing over a bed of quinoa or farro to get your grain fix.

Charlyne Mattox


Credit: David Prince

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20 mins
20 mins
Serves 4


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat grill to high. Once it is hot, clean the grill grate with a wire brush. Just before grilling, oil the grill grate.

  • Split each chicken breast horizontally (do not cut all the way through); open and pound to a ½-inch thickness.

  • Season the chicken with the coriander, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Grill, until cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

  • Combine the oil, lemon juice, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper in a large bowl. Add the arugula, radishes, and onion and toss to combine. Serve over the chicken.

Nutrition Facts

289 calories; fat 14g; saturated fat 3g; cholesterol 94mg; sodium 572mg; protein 35g; carbohydrates 3g; sugars 1g; fiber 1g; iron 2mg; calcium 71mg.