This Baked Milanesa Torta is loaded with avocado, Pico de Gallo and chipotle mayo. Yowsa! No frying either, just bread the chicken cutlets and give 'em 12 minutes in the oven. Buen Provecho.
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Torta de Milanesa -- Baked Chicken Cutlet Sandwich with Avocado, Pico de Gallo and Chipotle Mayo

Keep some of these breaded chicken cutlets in the freezer and you'll always have the option of making a classic Torta de Milanesa.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 3
Calories: 699kcal
Author: Patrick Calhoun | Mexican Please


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1.5 cups breadcrumbs
  • Cotija cheese (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder (optional)
  • 1 avocado
  • 4 sandwich rolls

Pico de Gallo

  • 1 Roma tomato
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1/2 jalapeno
  • 10 sprigs cilantro
  • juice of half a lime
  • salt

Chipotle Mayo

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 chipotle in adobo
  • 1 garlic clove
  • squeeze of lime juice
  • pinch of salt


  • If you are using chicken breasts, start by slicing the breasts in half horizontally.
  • Place each half between plastic or wax paper and pound them out using a cleaver (or skillet)
  • Build your Milanesa assembly station using a handful of flour, 2 eggs, and 1.5 cups of breadcrumbs
  • If seasoning the breadcrumbs (optional), add a handful of Cotija cheese, 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder and a generous pinch of salt
  • Dredge each cutlet in flour, egg, and breadcrumbs
  • Bake the cutlets for 15-20 minutes at 400F or until the chicken is cooked through.  (This batch took about 18 minutes.)
  • For the chipotle mayonnaise, combine the following ingredients in a blender or food processor: 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 1 chipotle in adobo, 1 garlic clove, a squeeze of lime juice, and a pinch of salt.
  • Add a dash of water if the ingredients don't combine readily
  • For the Pico de Gallo, finely chop 1 Roma tomato, 1/4 onion, 1/2 jalapeno, and 10 sprigs of cilantro.
  • Mix well and add the juice of half a lime and a pinch of salt
  • Slice an avocado into thin strips for the sandwiches
  • Briefly toast the sandwich rolls
  • Each Milanesa de Torta gets a chicken cutlet (or two!), avocado, Pico de Gallo and chipotle mayonnaise.
  • Serve immediately.


Keep in mind that the exact baking time will depend on the thickness of the chicken cutlets, the thinner they are the less time they'll need in the oven.  This batch took about 18 minutes. 


Calories: 699kcal