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Crispy Mexican Chicken Cutlets

Cucumber-jalapeño salad


Serves 2
Active Time:
~20 min
Total Time:
~35 min

About this Recipe

Known as "milanesa" in Mexico and other Latin countries, this dish is a lunch staple that’s popular with kids and adults alike. The crispy fried cutlets of meat are typically served with rice and beans, but we put a twist on the classic by adding a refreshing cucumber salad that compliments the warm, crispy chicken. We include an optional marinating step to make the chicken even more tender and flavorful. And by all means, accompany the meal with Mexican-style rice and beans if you like.



Prep chicken

  • Place chicken tenders between 2 sheets of plastic wrap. Using meat mallet or full wine bottle, gently pound chicken until it is ¼ inch thick all over.
  • If desired, in medium bowl, stir together milk, cayenne and 1 teaspoon kosher salt. Add chicken and stir to coat evenly. Let stand at room temperature for 5–20 minutes, or cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.


Prep breading mixtures

  • Place flour in first medium bowl.
  • Crack eggs into second medium bowl and lightly beat with fork.
  • In third medium bowl, combine bread crumbs and onion powder; stir well.


Bread chicken

  • Pro Tip: When breading chicken, use one hand for wet ingredients and the other for dry to prevent messy, sticky fingers.
  • If you marinated chicken, remove it from marinade. Pat marinated or unmarinated chicken dry with paper towels.
  • Working in batches, add chicken to bowl with flour and coat evenly; shake off excess.
  • Dip chicken into eggs and coat completely; let excess drip off.
  • Add chicken to bread crumb mixture and coat evenly; shake off excess. Using your hands, gently press breading into chicken to ensure it adheres.


Bake chicken

  • Evenly spread 1 tablespoon cooking oil on Zones 1, 2 and 3 of Brava metal tray.
  • Evenly spread chicken in Zones 1, 2 and 3 of metal tray and drizzle with 1 tablespoon cooking oil.
  • Slide metal tray into top shelf.
  • Select “Crispy Mexican Chicken Cutlets” on your Brava touchscreen and follow instructions.
  • While food cooks, prepare salad.


Make salad & serve

  • In medium bowl, toss together tomatoes, cucumber, jalapeño (if desired), onion, cilantro, lime juice and 2 teaspoons kosher salt. Omit jalapeño if you don’t like it spicy.
  • When your food is done, arrange chicken on individual plates and season with a pinch of flaky sea salt.
  • Spoon salad on top of chicken.
  • If desired, serve with Mexican rice and beans.