Quantcast

Cook the Book Fridays: Chicken and Salad Milanese style from Everyday Dorie

Dorie Greenspan Chicken and SAlad Milanese Style on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis week’s recipe for Cook the Book Fridays comes from Dorie Greenspan’s latest cookbook, Everyday Dorie and it’s a bit of an old-fashioned classic – in fact, when I served it, Neil said “Oh, we haven’t had schnitzel in ages” (sidenote: what’s the difference between schnitzel and “milanese-style”? Here’s an interesting article). And no, we haven’t and I’m not sure why!

 Dorie says:

My friend Tony Fortuna’s restaurant, TBar, is the kind of place you could go to every day, and many people do—it’s beloved on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. I go there often, and many times, despite all the terrific dishes and the seasonal specials, I end up ordering the Chicken Milanese. I can’t resist the combination of a perfectly breaded, perfectly sautéed chicken breast—in culinary terms, “Milanese” means breaded and sautéed—topped with a bright, citrusy salad and served with a wedge of lemon, just in case you want more tang.

At TBar, the chicken is pounded as thin as an old-school long-playing record; it’s as round as one too. I’ve never been able to come close to TBar’s thinness and circularity, but the spirit of the dish is easy to recreate, and the pleasure is the same even if the aesthetics aren’t.

This was a simple dish to put together and I made everything in advance – chicken, salad and dressing – which made for an easy dinner. Though it’s just a simple meal, it’s so flavourful (I actually used breadcrumbs that had some Parmesan and “Italian seasoning” in them and it worked really well!). I’ll be remaking this old classic sooner rather than later!

Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Chicken and Salad Milanese style on page 109 of Everyday Dorie or here.

Buy Everyday Dorie and join us cooking our way through the book!

Everyday Dorie cover on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Buy Everyday Dorie on Amazon (this link should bring you to the Amazon store closest to you) Or for free worldwide shipping, buy from The Book Depository then join us over on Cook the Book Fridays!

Please note: This post contains affiliate links. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. This post also contains affiliate links from The Book Depository. This means that if you click over and purchase something, I will receive a very small percentage of the purchase price (at no extra cost to you). Thank you in advance!

__________

Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of “Everyday Dorie” for review purposes. I was not asked to write about the book, nor am I being compensated for doing so. All opinions 100% my own.

__________

monthly newsletter signup!

__________

MY BOOK! In the French kitchen with kids is out now! Click here to read more and buy!

In the French Kitchen with Kids cover on eatlivetravelwrite.com

, , , ,

7 Responses to Cook the Book Fridays: Chicken and Salad Milanese style from Everyday Dorie

  1. Mr. Neil October 11, 2019 at 10:03 #

    Yes a nice light dish as well. Paired with a bright, crisp and citrus-y Spanish Verdejo from Rueda. A perfect match!

  2. Betsy October 12, 2019 at 12:05 #

    I had the same thought about schnitzel. Haven’t had that for a while myself. Thanks for the article. This was definitely something I’ll repeat in the coming months. So delicious.

  3. MARY H HIRSCH October 12, 2019 at 12:41 #

    Share yours and Betsy’s thought about “Why not more often?” I hope the long ingredient list and directions don’t scare readers away because it really was easy to pull together. It’s even a good dish for a Solo meal. I plan to buy a few cutlets and get them to “thinness” and then freeze. In fact, spending an afternoon pounding something that can’t fight back sorta appeals to me right now. Pick any afternoon, I’m ready to pound! Loved the salad/dressing. I bought plain bread crumbs but will use up my Italian-spiced container for the next effort. Happy Thanksgiving, to you, Mardi, and Mr. Neil. I’m thankful we got to meet and have some fun together this past year.

  4. cheznana October 12, 2019 at 17:12 #

    This is a great recipe that I have been making for many years, except the salad was on the side. However, when it comes to schnitzel, I will never forget ordering one in Austria along with spaezle and could not believe my eyes at the size. However, Jim and I ate it all.

  5. tricia October 13, 2019 at 07:10 #

    So funny that schnitzel is my #1 dish to order when there are German option, and I grew up loving chicken cutlets….and somehow never made the link between the two lol !! Since it is October I am clearly overdue for some Octoberfest related schnitzel finding 🙂 This was a winner however, a simple riff on an old standard for us. And boy, that blue plate is awesome along with your delicious meal – really makes the photo pop !!

  6. steph (whisk/spoon) October 13, 2019 at 12:14 #

    how gorgeous, especially on that blue plate! this was a yummy dinner and lunch.

  7. Shirley @ Everopensauce October 14, 2019 at 10:34 #

    Some old classics never get old. This is one of them. For some reasons, the green citrus salad works wonder with the chicken Milanese.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.