Chicken Milanese with Spring Greens

  • moonburst37 Posted: 04/23/10
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    Made this with the orzo and it was a really light refreshing meal! My 2 yr old even ate the chicken cut up like fingers.

  • carolfitz Posted: 05/06/10
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    This was great. Basically made to directions. Cut the flattened chicken breasts in two, made them easier to handle in the pan. Added a bit more flavor with some with dried Italian herb blend (from a grinder) before coating. Lightly sprayed tops of chicken pieces with olive oil just before putting in the pan. Cooked the leftover shallot with the orzo. Served with crisp-steamed asparagus & a fumé blanc. Lovely presentation and wonderful combo of flavors.

  • MichelleS Posted: 05/13/10
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    Very simple food, which is always best. Carolie.....the recipe for the orzo is found in the Cooking Light magazine that the recipe was featured in.

  • eandkb Posted: 05/18/10
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    The chicken was very good. I did add some garlic and onion powder to the breadcrumbs for some extra flavor since there didn't seem to be much seasoning on the chicken. The salad dressing was super easy and was very light and refreshing. It was all suprisingly quick too.

  • nickoletta100 Posted: 08/15/10
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    This was nice, easy and great for a summer meal. I did add some slices of my husbands homegrown tomatoes and that made it a 5 star recipe!

  • lostatredrock Posted: 04/29/10
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    The brown butter Orzo which accompanied the recipe was excellent, but the chicken could have used a sauce of some kind. Would make the orzo again, would not make the chicken.

  • lizardstew Posted: 05/27/10
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    I only made the chicken, not the salad or the orzo (although it looks delish, I wish I had remembered to buy orzo!). It was really good. Next time I'll add some garlic powder to the bread crumb mixture. I made it with some long grain and wild rice and a cesar salad.

  • gretcheepoo Posted: 02/04/11
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    I thought the meal as a whole was really good. I'm not sure the chicken could stand on it's own without the orzo or some kind of sauce, but with the orzo, it was fantastic. I am also a little annoyed that I had to hunt for the orzo recipe. They couldn't link to it directly from this recipe? Then when I found it (as part of the menu) it didn't have a normal recipe structure. Annoying!

  • Saecca Posted: 06/02/10
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    I loved the crisp on the chicken! The breading could stand on its own, but I made a random honey mustard sauce (dijon + honey + a dash of Worcestershire sauce). I made arborio rice instead, but followed the instruction for that-- squeeze lemon on it. The salad was good, and had a complimentary dressing. I would make again.

  • Carolie Posted: 05/13/10
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    It sounds delicious, but I see orzo in the photo, I read orzo in three of the reviews, and the calories (402 per serving) seem to reflect orzo (it can't be that 6 oz of chicken and some salad greens is 402 calories!) but I can't find ANY mention of orzo in the recipe! Help!

  • ewachtler Posted: 08/28/10
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    We loved this meal! Only made the chicken and orzo because my kids don't eat salad. They were both tasty, the orzo was fabulous! Letting the chicken sit in the bread coating for 5 minutes did help seal the coating and keep it from completely falling off. Would make this again!

  • EllieinChicago Posted: 05/02/10
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    I made this this past weekend with my boyfriend. The chicken turned out well, and we would make it again. The orzo was OKAY, but not spectacular. Perhaps we made a mistake, but overall the orzo wasn't anything too impressive. The salad dressing mix for the mixed greens went over well with my boyfriend. He loved the flavors of the dressing, and wants that to be a staple recipe. This is appropriate for everyday meals. We did not alter anything, aside from adding a tiny bit extra olive oil when cooking the chicken.

  • bibesd Posted: 05/13/10
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    It sounds great. I haven't cooked it yet but in answer to the question, the recipe for the orzo can be found on the Chicken Milanese with Spring Greens page in the menu section. Type Chicken Milanese with Spring Greens into the search box and then choose the link that shows the menu rather than the one that shows recipe. This works for a lot of the side dish recipes that accompany Cooking Light recipes in the magazine.

  • snookiesan Posted: 05/31/10
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    Easy meal, though it does take quite a few dishes to make it. I made it exactly as written and my husband loved it, but I might try using lemon pepper next time on the chicken. The salad is fantastic.

  • StacieJ Posted: 07/08/10
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    I thought this was super easy and fast and very tasty. My family wasn't wild about the dressing, but I liked it. I baked my breaded chicken tenders instead of pan frying and they came out moist and tender.

  • JessicaLuu Posted: 06/07/10
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    This is a wholly complete meal with the salad and the Parmesan-Browned Butter Orzo. I added more herbs and seasonings to the breading. My 2 year old likes the chicken cut up as chicken fingers and thinks the orzo is rice which she loves. A definite family pleaser.

  • MaryCarneval Posted: 11/30/10
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    The chicken was awesome. It was very easy. I served it with the orzo, which was also delicious! NOTE: this was the first time I prepared orzo like this, so figuring out the timing for both was a bit challenging....next time I will get the orzo going first (since it takes a total of about 20 minutes) and then do the chicken in the meanwhile.

  • EMcDinLA Posted: 08/03/10
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    Really nice dinner and a great weeknight meal. Even my guy approved of this one.

  • Sstewart234 Posted: 07/05/10
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    This is such an easy recipe and tastes really good, I have already made it 3 times and it turns out perfect every time!

  • ChefAnn267 Posted: 07/12/10
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    Delicious, simple recipe for any occasion. The salad was light and refreshing. The orzo pasta, as recommended by cooking light, was fabulous. The chicken flavor was good, except when I cooked it in a stainless steel pan all the breading stuck. Next time I'll use a non-stick pan and a tad more oil. Really yummy overall, though.

  • srwfromorange Posted: 04/15/11
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    I made this menu (chicken , orzo & salad) last nite for dinner & I must say it is an excellent & easy weeknight dinner. The orzo was a hit & my husband, who doesnt care for lemon that much really liked the salad. I did season the flour with salt & pepper & added a bit of parsley to the breadcrumbs (I used Panko). I also used the leftover shallot in the orzo. Will for sure make again!!

  • Palkscancook Posted: 05/21/11
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    Very simple, light flavors. My family loved it. My husband said it was perfectly cooked! I was surprised; it is not a spicy dish. My youngest son gobbled up the leftovers with barbecue sauce. I did add some Italian seasoning to the bread crumb mixtures.

  • UnicornLove1 Posted: 05/19/11
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    To start with, in answer to jepers question I usually find orzo in a bulk food store, a health food store, or some grocerie stores. I liked this recipe and plan to make it for my parents next weekend. The changes I made were I skipped the vinegar and I never use salt in cooking as there's salt in other foods we eat. I paired this recipe with Jasmin rice and mixed vegetables mixed in.

  • jepers Posted: 05/18/11
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    Why can I never find the 'go-with', in this case the orzo that everyone's raving about? Do I need to know the secret handshake? Very irritating. Don't know how the chicken is - sounds good, but not terribly different or new. What really appealed to me was the combo with the orzo.

  • Belladonna714 Posted: 05/17/11
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    This was very good. I used whole wheat panko breadcrumbs, champagne vinegar, and Wegmans pan-searing flour. I did need to finish the chicken in the oven, and served it sliced on top of the salad. I did not serve this with the recommended orzo because it would have brought this meal to over 600 calories...which in my opinion is too much for anyone "cooking light". I would make this again.

  • Shangela Posted: 09/18/11
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    This turned out really delicious!! The greens... YUM! The flavor of the dressing was sort of amazing. The chicken was great. We will be making these again for sure.

  • DEfoodluvr Posted: 01/07/12
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    I was looking for a different way to cook chicken for my family, and this definitely did the trick! My family loved it! One thing they kept saying was how moist the chicken was. I would definitely recommend squirting lemon on the chicken to brighten it. The recommended salad of spring greens and homemade lemon vinegarette dressing was easy to make and incredible to eat.

  • TinaB6 Posted: 04/28/12
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    big fav at my house hubby and kids love it

  • drewalt Posted: 04/08/13
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    My family loved this. They enjoyed the chicken--particularly the thinness and the crispness of the chicken. My boys (10 & 13) even liked the simple dressing for the greens. I too did the search for the orzo recipe and that was a hit as well. We rarely have orzo and the precooking of the orzo really brought out the flavor. We will definitely make this again.

  • Prodfb14 Posted: 03/29/13
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    Cool one

  • lyssa97 Posted: 03/02/13
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    Rochester, NY

    Easy and delicious. I'm not a big fan of chicken, but I love it like this. I made the lemon basil orzo to have as a side.

  • CindyW Posted: 10/09/12
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    As near-vegetarians, this is one of the few recipes we will still make when entertaining the meat-eating portion of the family.

  • KarenWard Posted: 03/20/12
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    Love the flavor and the moistness of the chicken. I just don't know how anyone can brown the chicken to look like the photo with only 1 tablespoon of oil? Can someone please tell how it's done?

  • daneanp Posted: 05/30/13
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    This was just ok, a bit bland. I made the orzo that went along with it and it was boring. I doubt I'd make this again. There are many better, more flavorful recipes from CL that are similar.

  • London1 Posted: 02/15/14
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    Easy to make but creates a few dishes along the way. Good solid recipe but nothing to rave about

  • PeterCohen Posted: 07/20/13
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    Consistently delicious and surprisingly light, especially for summer. The chicken was organic and more than moist. Make sure you double the ingredients for the salad dressing. It's too little otherwise for a bag of greens. You're not adding that many calories and you're using the best olive oil.

  • Cherrybelle Posted: 01/28/14
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    We love this recipe I make it about every other week. I double everything because it's really good the next day for Lunch also. Both my husband and son devor it everything I make it. Very light and easy to make.

  • bryanhope Posted: 04/01/14
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    Followed recipe exactly. Substituted romaine salad for spring greens salad

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