Chicken Milanese w/Radish Salad + Le Creuset Giveaway

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Watermelon Radish Chicken Milanese //

I spent the long holiday doing all sorts of exciting things like making sweet corn custard and binge-watching Cesar Milan, which has made me realize that perhaps I’m not what he calls “pack leader.” It’s a devastating realization, actually. I’m guessing it feels similarly when your kid tells you to “shut up, mom” in front of other people. I’m not sure what to do with my beast of a child but this week I’ve vowed to be “calm and assertive”—not my best attributes.

In other news, there’s this perfect summer lunch or dinner. And a giveaway! First, let’s talk about the recipe.

Chicken Milanese might be one of my favorite quick meals EVER! The chicken is pounded to be super thin and then dipped in light, panko bread crumbs. The chicken is pan-fried in a pretty small amount of oil, resulting in delicious, crispness. The salad that usually accompanies chicken milanese is pretty normal; usually some sort of lettuce. Instead of going the ol’ normal route, which I’ll admit is also delicious, I wanted to do something a little bit different.

Chicken Milanese with Radish Salad //

Watermelon radishes are maybe the most beautiful radish in existence. If the season’s change, or if you can’t find watermelon radishes, feel free to swap them out with another type of radish. Watermelon radishes are mild in flavor–just a little bit spicy, so they’re perfect to eat all on their own. I mixed in a bit of flat-leaf parsley and fresh tarragon for added flavor (I love tarragon and chicken together!). The whole salad is tossed in a easy combo of lemon juice, olive oil and salt. Super simple.

It’s no secret that I adore Le Creuset products so it was no surprise that I loved this 3 quart sauté pan. The pan is light yet sturdy and conducts and spreads heat evenly resulting in chicken that’s perfectly cooked.

Chicken Milanese with Radish Salad //

Today we’re giving away this 3 quart sauté pan to one winner. All you have to do:

1. Leave a comment below telling me your favorite flavor of Ice Cream (I need inspiration for the upcoming Ice Cream Week that I keep promising)!

One winner will be chosen on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014. Giveaway is open to U.S. readers only.

This giveaway is now closed. The winner is Steph who said:

“My local ice cream shop made a flavor they called Mango Unchained. It was amazing- sweet from the mangos and spicy from cayenne pepper.”

Chicken Milanese with Radish Salad //

Chicken Milanese with Radish Salad //

Chicken Milanese with Radish Salad //

Chicken Milanese w/ Watermelon Radish and Herb Salad

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 2

Serving Size: 2


  • 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast (about 3/4 pound), halved 
  • 2 watermelon radishes (or regular radishes)
  • Handful of Italian parsley, leaves picked 
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh tarragon 
  • 2 lemons 


  1. In a large, deep-set plate, combine the panko bread crumbs, dried oregano and a teaspoon of salt. In a medium bowl, add the eggs, a pinch of salt and beat. 
  2. To prepare the chicken, place the first piece of halved chicken in between two sheets of plastic wrap. Using a mallet or rolling pin, pound the chicken until it reaches a 1/4-inch thickness. Repeat the pounding process with the second half of chicken. Dip the chicken in the beaten egg, allowing the excess to run off, and then immediately coat in the panko bread mixture. Transfer the chicken to a plate and repeat with the second half of chicken. Place the plate in the refrigerator to rest for about 1/2 hour. 
  3. Meanwhile, let's make the salad. In a medium bowl, combine the juice of two lemons with about 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Using a mandolin, slice the radishes to about a 1/8-inch thickness and then using a knife, slice the rounds in half. Add them to the bowl, along with the Italian parsley leaves and fresh tarragon. Toss with your hands until the radishes are evenly coated. Salt to taste (I added about 1/2 teaspoon). Set aside. 
  4. To a 3 quart sauté pan, heat a tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add the first piece of chicken and cook on each side for about 3 to 4 minutes, until the panko is golden brown and the chicken feels firm to the touch. Transfer to a bed of paper towels to drain and repeat with the second piece of chicken, being sure to add more olive oil to the pan as needed. 
  5. To assemble the salads, divide the chicken between two plates and top with a few spoonfuls of radish salad.

This post is sponsored by Le Creuset. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that keep A Cozy Kitchen cozy.

{ 449 comments… read them below or add one }

Stephanie July 21, 2014 at 10:48 am

Chicken Milanese is one of my favorite dishes. I’d probably make it for lunch right now if I weren’t sick and in desperate need of imperial rice and plantains!

My favorite ice cream right now is banana pudding. I wish Publix would throw a little bourbon action in there, but that’s what adorable ice cream makers are for, right?


Adrianna Adarme July 21, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Girl I grew up on Publix ice cream so I understand you completely! Feel better! xoxo


Vicky July 22, 2014 at 5:11 am

Peaches are in season here in northeast Texas – nothing better than peach ice cream made with fresh peaches!


Alber July 21, 2014 at 10:56 am



Tess July 21, 2014 at 11:34 am

Mint chocolate chip, perfectly refreshing for a hot summer day!


Nikki M July 21, 2014 at 11:55 am

Mint! Always my favorite flavor!


Kristin M. July 21, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Ooh…while I love more traditional flavors like salted caramel, coffee, chocolate/peanut butter, I also really enjoy more unusual takes on ice cream such as fresh ginger or honey/cinnamon.


Sarah July 21, 2014 at 12:12 pm

I kind of have a thing for birthday cake flavored ice cream.


Stefanie A July 21, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Pistachio!! Yum!


Tara T. July 21, 2014 at 12:34 pm

I love Cookie Dough ice cream.


Marilla July 21, 2014 at 12:35 pm

My favorite ice cream flavor is mint chip. I have fond memories of being sick with a sore throat and my mom bringing me mint chip ice cream… so it’ll forever be my favorite.


Celine July 21, 2014 at 12:44 pm

In Italy I tried an unusual flavor combination of Basil, Walnut and Honey. It was surprising, but delicious!


Emelia Heck July 21, 2014 at 1:00 pm

I’m really digging Haagen Daaz’s coconut pineapple ice cream right now. I have a nice cream maker, but presently my freezer is full of breast milk so no ice cream making is happening at the moment – but once she turns one – BOOM- ima go all out with ice cream making!


Sarah July 21, 2014 at 1:08 pm

My favorite flavor of ice cream is good old fashioned cookie dough, but have been way into the Soy Delicious Coconut version recently


Sophia Wax July 21, 2014 at 1:10 pm

I recently had a homemade apricot honey icecream that nearly melted me, so in love!


Barbara K July 21, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Fior di latte gelato- just cream, milk and a little sweetness. So perfect with everything!


Connie July 21, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Cinnamon ice cream!


Orlane July 21, 2014 at 1:59 pm

I am obsessed with goat cheese based ice cream!


Melissa July 21, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Call me boring but I love plain ole cookies and cream.


Adam C. July 21, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Cardamom. No doubt about it.


April @ Badger Kitchen July 21, 2014 at 2:35 pm

I love rocky road with toasty marshmallows and smoked salty almonds.


Karen Chiang July 21, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Rum raisin is my favorite


Cindy Martin July 21, 2014 at 3:16 pm

Vanilla bean lavender!


Karla @ Foodologie July 21, 2014 at 3:40 pm

I love love love coconut ice cream :)


Shelley July 21, 2014 at 3:55 pm

My favorite ice cream flavor will ALWAYS be mint chocolate chip :)


Meagan July 21, 2014 at 4:17 pm

chocolate lavender :)


Annette July 21, 2014 at 4:36 pm

My favorite flavor of ice cream is black cherry.


chelsy e. July 21, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Ohhhhh the possibilities! I only eat Blue Bell…it’s a Texas thing. I love to trash up my ice cream with toppings, usually toasted coconut/nut combo. Right now I’m really loving milk chocolate ice cream + my homemade spicy pecan mix w/ smoky cumin, cayenne, chipotle, and a touch of coconut sugar. It’s a crazy combo but super complimentary, creamy, rich, sweet milk chocolate ice cream plus the heat from the pecans is the perfect combo!


Jordan Leigh July 21, 2014 at 6:17 pm

Oh dear sweet ice cream. I love you but you don’t love me. But you better believe that if there is pistachio ice cream on the menu, my little lactose stricken self will be consuming it.


Jordan Leigh July 21, 2014 at 6:18 pm

*lactose intolerant :)


Diane {Created by Diane} July 21, 2014 at 6:57 pm

I love pumpkin ice cream and I’d love it if it had caramel in it :)


Mallory July 21, 2014 at 7:23 pm

Favorite ice cream flavor? cookies and cream forever!


Sarah S July 21, 2014 at 7:24 pm

Anything with cherries! I feel like the creaminess of ice cream is such a great compliment for tart fruit!


Alison July 21, 2014 at 7:51 pm

What Mallory said – cookies and cream! An oldie but goodie.


Kris Mc. July 21, 2014 at 11:20 pm

Dulce de Leche with caramel ice cream and/or a tropical flavor like pineapple coconut sherbet. YUM! =D


Liz July 22, 2014 at 4:42 am

Those radishes are GORGEOUS! And what a beautiful pan….leave it to Le Creuset! My favorite ice cream flavor is…coffee!!


Holly Brown July 22, 2014 at 6:24 am

Mint chocolate chip with tiny shaved chocolate bits because they melt in your mouth so nicely!


Jane July 22, 2014 at 6:50 am

My favorite flavour of ice cream is old school- black raspberry cheesecake. I love it so much! It was my mom’s favorite, so I guess the chip doesn’t fall too far from the block :)


galit July 22, 2014 at 7:08 am

chocolate . I’m a simple gal!


DENISE TUCKER July 22, 2014 at 7:56 am

My favorite ice cream is cream cheese!!!!


Kelsey July 22, 2014 at 8:59 am

Blackberry ice cream! Hands down.
(ps, Hi!)


Adrianna Adarme July 22, 2014 at 10:33 am

Haha. Hiiii!! Insert: waving emoji!


Kara July 22, 2014 at 9:08 am

Crème fraîche ice cream!


laura ari July 22, 2014 at 9:19 am

I love coffee chocolate chip!


Giselle wellman July 22, 2014 at 9:26 am

Salted caramel is my fav but here are some cool ideas
Brown butter bacon
Vietnamese ice tea
Lemon verbana
Blueberry lavender


rene October 8, 2014 at 7:41 pm

chocolate chip from threiftys there was nothing better than rollerskating down to thriftys when i was a kid for a good ole scoop of chocolate chip! yum..


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