Torta de Milanesa de Pollo


The Mexican version of the cotoletta alla Milanese served on a bun dressed with South-of-the-Border fixings. Spicy breaded chicken breast gets sandwiched between a toasted Mexican bun then topped with spicy spread, avocado, lettuce, tomato, and pickled vegetables.

side view of a Mexican chicken sandwich on a cutting board
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
2 sandwiches


  • ½ pound skinless, boneless chicken breast

  • 1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1 egg

  • cup bread crumbs

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper

  • 1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

  • 2 bolillo rolls, sliced in half lengthwise

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce (such as Valentina®)

  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seed oil

  • ½ avocado, sliced

  • 3 slices tomato

  • 2 lettuce leaves

  • 1 tablespoon pickled carrots

  • 1 tablespoon pickled jalapeno peppers


  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).

  2. Seal chicken breast in a resealable zip-top plastic bag. Pound flat to 1/4-inch thickness. Add cornstarch and shake to coat.

  3. Whisk egg in a shallow bowl. Dredge the chicken breast through the egg; leave it in the bowl. Add bread crumbs, cilantro, chipotle, oregano, cumin, and pepper to the bag; shake well. Lift chicken from the bowl, letting any excess egg drip off. Add to the bread crumb mixture. Shake and press the seasoned bread crumbs over the chicken breast.

  4. Place bolillo buns in the preheated oven until warmed through and toasted, about 12 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, mix mayonnaise and hot sauce together in a small mixing bowl.

  6. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken until browned, about 6 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Cut the chicken in half lengthwise.

  7. Assemble the sandwiches. Spread the spicy mayonnaise over both sides of the rolls. Add equal amounts of avocado, tomato, lettuce, carrots, and jalapenos to 2 halves. Add chicken and the tops of the rolls. Serve with the remaining spicy mayonnaise for dipping.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

954 Calories
47g Fat
89g Carbs
43g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 954
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 47g 60%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 171mg 57%
Sodium 657mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 89g 32%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 43g
Vitamin C 23mg 114%
Calcium 108mg 8%
Iron 8mg 42%
Potassium 788mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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