A few weeks ago I went out with some girlfriends to get dinner, I ordered Chicken Milanese, surprisingly for the first time in my life. When it arrived in front of me and I took my first bite, I could not believe what I was missing out on. Now this might sound kind of ridiculous, I mean it’s essentially ‘just’ breaded chicken over some greens and a lemony dressing, but it was so satisfying! This healthier version is just as satisfying and the perfect weeknight meal when you need something a little out f the norm. You can even make ahead the dressing and breading for a faster preparation.
1/2 shallot thinly sliced
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1 teaspoon honey
1/3 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
In a mixing bowl using a whisk, combine all ingredients except for the olive oil. Once incorporated, slowly drizzle in the olive oil while mixing until it is gone. Set aside.
3/4 cups almond flour – put in bowl (1st step in breading process)
2 eggs, whisked – put in separate bowl (2nd part in breading process)
3/4 cup almond flour, plus 1/2 cup whole almonds that have been food processed
1 clove garlic, minced
leaves from 2 stems of oregano, chopped
1 teaspoon all purpose seasoning, or italian dried seasoning mix
1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon salt
Side of salmon for 4, skin off – sliced into portion sizes
Arugula for 4
A few cherry tomatoes
1 lemon sliced
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a third mixing bowl combine the 3/4 cups almond flour, food processed almonds, garlic, oregano, italian seasoning, cheese, and salt. Portion your salmon and pat dry. First coat with the plain almond flour, then dunk into eggs, and finally into seasoned breading mix. Set on parchment lined cookie sheet. Using a saute pan over medium heat, coat the bottom with olive oil. Once pan is hot (salmon should sizzle) place your salmon in gently and cook until golden on each side. Transfer back to cookie sheet and bake in oven for about 10 minutes (longer depending on the thickness of your salmon). While your salmon is cooking, you can dress the arugula with a few spoonfuls of dressing, and sprinkle with salt. Slice tomatoes and lemon wedges. Plate your greens and top with cooked salmon, yum!