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Chicken Milanese with Spinach and Burst Tomatoes

Chicken Milanese with Spinach and Burst Tomatoes

This Chicken Milanese with Spinach and Burst Tomatoes is bound to make you feel like you’re dining out at an upscale Italian eatery, and you can easily make it at home without the fuss in about 20 minutes! You can easily halve the recipe for a special date night at home or whip it up for the whole family for a quick and easy weeknight meal. I actually order something like this at one of my favorite local restaurants, and I was excited to discover that it’s just as fresh and delicious tasting at home.

Chicken Milanese with Spinach and Burst Tomatoes

I love breaded chicken, and this one gets a crunchy coating that still tastes light by using less butter and oil. Topped with fresh spinach tossed in Balsamic dressing, hot and juicy burst tomatoes and sharp, nutty Parmesan shavings, this Chicken Milanese will delight your taste buds and impress your friends. This is a perfect fresh dinner idea for Spring and Summer and at just under 300 calories or 7 Weight Watchers SmartPoints, it’s going to be one I make often.

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Chicken Milanese with Spinach and Burst Tomatoes

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 egg whites
  • ¼ cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 (4 oz) raw boneless skinless chicken breasts or cutlets, pounded to ¼-1/2” thin
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon light butter (I used Land O’Lakes)
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons light Balsamic vinaigrette (I used Marzetti Simply Dressed and Light)
  • 1 oz Parmesan cheese, shaved with a cheese slicer

Directions:

  1. In a shallow bowl, lightly beat the 2 egg whites. Place the bread crumbs and grated Parmesan in a separate shallow bowl or plate and mix together. Place the chicken breasts in a Ziploc bag with the flour and pepper and seal. Shake and massage the bag until the chicken is completely coated. Dip each flour-coated breast into the egg whites to coat both sides and then into the bread crumbs, again to coat until all breasts are breaded.
  2. Place the butter and a tablespoon of the oil in a medium to large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the butter is melted and the oil is hot, lay the breaded chicken breasts in a single layer into the skillet. Cook for 3 minutes until the bottom side of the breasts are golden brown. Flip each breasts and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes until cooked through. Remove to a side plate.
  3. Reduce the heat in the pan to medium-low and add the remaining teaspoon of oil. Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally for about 2 minutes until tomatoes are hot and the skin is bursting.
  4. Toss the spinach and the balsamic dressing in a mixing bowl until well combined. Plate each piece of chicken and top with ¼ of the dressed spinach, the tomatoes and the shaved Parmesan to serve.

Weight Watchers SmartPoints:
7 per serving (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Weight Watchers Points Plus:
7 per serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Nutrition Information:
294 calories, 12 g carbs, 3 g sugars, 11 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 34 g protein, 1 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)

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6 Responses to “Chicken Milanese with Spinach and Burst Tomatoes”

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    Dana — April 28, 2015 @ 10:55 am

    It looks really nice and fresh for spring and summer right around the corner. What did you serve this with? White rice?

    • Emily Bites replied: — April 28th, 2015 @ 10:59 am

      I ate mine with 1/2 cup of Jasmine rice. I drizzled a little extra of the balsamic dressing over the rice before eating and it all tasted amazing together. 🙂

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    Stephanie — May 28, 2015 @ 9:32 am

    I made this t night but used argula instead of spinach and it was delish

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    Joyce S — June 24, 2015 @ 7:21 pm

    How do we sign up to receive the blog in our email? Thanks!

    • Emily Bites replied: — June 24th, 2015 @ 8:51 pm

      Hi Joyce,
      If you’re on your computer you can enter your email address in the blue bar at the very top of the site where it says “Don’t Miss A Recipe.” On your phone go to the main page of my site (just emilybites.com, not a specific recipe) and click the mail icon that looks like an envelope right under my logo. 🙂

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    Lauren — August 22, 2015 @ 7:27 pm

    My husband just made this for dinner and it was AMAZING!! We get a dish similar to this with pork cutlets at an authentic Italian restaurant in our town so we were so excited to find this! This was the 3rd meal we prepared from your website this week and they’ve all been great! Thanks so much for making it easy to stay on plan with WW and still make delicious food. You’re the best Emily! 🙂

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