Pickle Brined Chicken Milanese & Kale Slaw

October 24, 2018
1 Ratings
Photo by Brussels Sprouts for Breakfast
  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • Makes 2 servings
Author Notes

I love pickle brined chicken nuggets, but this version might be even better. I served it with a zesty slaw to make it an instant favorite. —Brussels Sprouts for Breakfast

What You'll Need
  • For the pickle brined chicken Milanese
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 cup pickle brine
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs (whisked)
  • 1.5 cups bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt & pepper
  • canola oil
  • Kale Slaw
  • 3 cups kale (thinly sliced, stem removed)
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (any fat content)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  1. For the pickle brined chicken Milanese
  2. Start by cutting the chicken breasts in half, and then pounding them until very thin. I place my chicken in a plastic bag, one piece at a time to pound it. Once pounded, add to a plastic bag, and pour in pickle brine. Put in fridge and let brine for 3 hours.
  3. After 3 hours, remove chicken from brine and pat dry.
  4. Get the dredge stations ready. Plate/Bowl 1: Flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder. Plate/Bowl 2: 2 eggs, whisked. Plate/Bowl 3: Bread Crumbs
  5. Coat the bottom of a frying pan with canola oil, so it's about 1/8 inch deep. Heat over medium heat.
  6. Take each piece of chicken through the dredging station, and drop into hot oil. Fry on each side for 3 minutes. Remove and repeat as many times as necessary, based on how many pieces of chicken you have and how big the frying pan is.
  1. Kale Slaw
  2. Prepare kale and carrots and place in a large mixing bowl. (Cheat tip: the bag of organic broccoli slaw from Trader Joe's is a really good mix to add to shredded kale for this dish)
  3. In a food processor or bullet, combine all other ingredients until smooth
  4. Pour smooth dressing over kale and carrots and toss to combine.
  5. Serve slaw over hot chicken, and enjoy!

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1 Review

Maria S. December 17, 2018
I'll definitely be making this chicken again. I didn't make the slaw so I can't comment on that. I pounded the chicken and let sit in the pickle juice all day while I was at work. I prepared my flour,egg,breadcrumbs station and I forgot to dry the chicken. But, the chicken tasted amazing. It had a mild pickle taste, the breading was crunchy. Everyone loved it. I'm thinking of trying it again with sweet pickles in place of the will pickles.