Mustard chicken milanese on a Saturday afternoon

Those who know me will tell you that I am always the girl with a plan. Growing up in a fairly conservative family, I’ve learnt to think ahead—almost to a fault. Stepping into the year, I had a simple but lofty goal: plan less, do more. Starting with the kitchen.

I’ll be honest. It’s not often that I make a full meal for more than two people on my own. I generally get help in the form of my boyfriend or mother but not this time. As a one-woman show, planning is key (the irony). Since I needed a tried and tested recipe and because I am an unabashedly big fan of Deb Perelman, I strategically picked this one out. The mustard chicken milanese is something I’ve attempted twice before, both times in a team and both times a winner.

I know that fried chicken cutlets aren’t the sexiest sounding dish but trust me on this one. If you’re still hesitating because you’ve had too many dried-out pieces of chicken in your life, I promise that this time will be different. Pounding the meat thin ensures that you get perfect, tender chicken and the egg white-mustard mixture keeps it super moist. This is also a great make-ahead dish when you’re cooking for a large group—just coat the meat then let it rest overnight in the fridge.

Frying it off was simple enough and the results are glorious. I served the chicken on a bed of rocket and cherry tomatoes tossed in my fail-proof honey mustard dressing. This is a great, non-generic dish that you can have over and over. My sister had a friend over and we all enjoyed this in the backyard with a pitcher of iced tea. It was all very idyllic. The best thing about cooking really is the sharing afterwards.

I suppose you can say that my first solo cooking experience for a group (man that is a mouthful) this year was a resounding success. I am excited to do more and also up the ante. Maybe I’ll even attempt to make dessert next time. Whatever I decide, I’ll be sure to let you know how it goes.

Charissa

About Charissa Guan

Charissa is a constantly caffeinated publicist who plans her vacation itinerary around the availability of restaurant reservations. She likes honest, uncomplicated food, Sadie her Shetland, and alliteration. A regular documentation of her unabashed foodie life: @charissa__g.

2 comments on “Mustard chicken milanese on a Saturday afternoon
  1. this looks simply scrumptious cg…!
    easy to follow directions and great photos to boot…

    when are you inviting yours truly over for the second solo cooking experience for a group?
    will also be expecting a desert to follow….
    cheers,
    jl
    =)

    • HI! Thanks JL, we’ll def work something out when life gets a little bit less crazy! Will shoot you an email soon :)

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