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Chicken Paillard with Peppercorn Milk Gravy

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Yield: 4 servings

Chicken paillard

4 small skinless, boneless chicken cutlets (about 1 1/2 pounds total), pounded to 1/4″ thickness
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 large eggs 1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
¼ teaspoon paprika Cracked black pepper
8 tablespoons olive oil, divided

Milk Gravy

3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 cup Lactaid milk
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons smashed brined peppercorns
1 teaspoon brining liquid from the peppercorns
2 dashes hot sauce
Kosher salt, to taste


  1. For the chicken paillard: Place flour, salt and cayenne in a shallow bowl.
  2. Whisk eggs until frothy and add to a separate shallow bowl.
  3. Mix together panko, parmesan, and paprika in a third shallow bowl.
  4. Generously season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper, then dredge in seasoned flour, shaking off any excess. Next, turn to coat with the egg mixture and lift from the bowl, allowing excess to drip off.
  5. Finally coat the chicken with the panko mixture, pressing to adhere as much as possible.
  6. Heat 6 tablespoons oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Working in 2 batches, cook cutlets, adding remaining 2 tablespoons oil to pan between batches, until golden brown and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and season with salt to taste.
  7. For the milk gravy: Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat then whisk in the flour. Cook until it's a light blonde color, about 2 minutes, and then whisk in the broth and Lactaid. Bring the gravy to a simmer and cook until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. Add in the Worcestershire sauce, peppercorns, brine, hot sauce and salt to taste and bring back to a simmer. Check for seasoning and set aside until ready to use. Spoon milk gravy over fried chicken paillard just before serving.

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 1 serving

Amount Per Serving

Calories 853
Total Fat 47.93
Saturated Fat 9.00
Cholestrol 211.31
Sodium 722.51
Total Carbohydrate 50.12
Dietary Fiber 1.58
Sugars 4.37
Protein 52.46
Calcium 183.86

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