Chicken Schnitzel Recipe

Chicken Schnitzel Recipe

2020-06-08
5 Stars (6 Voters)
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Learn how to make the best chicken schnitzel – crispy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside. If you are not familiar with this dish, chicken schnitzel (Chicken cutlets) is a pounded chicken breast coated with breadcrumbs. If you are looking for a budget meal that your kids and family will love, this schnitzel recipe is for you.
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
8
PREP TIME
45 Minutes
WORK TIME
45 Minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
European
INGREDIENTS
    • 2 lbs (900g) boneless skinless chicken breasts (4 large breasts)
    • 1 cup (125g) Flour for dredging
    • 2-2½ cups (200-250g) Breadcrumbs, panko or regular
    • 3-4 Eggs
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, optional 
    • Salt to taste
    • Pepper to taste
    • 1 teaspoon Paprika
    • Oil for frying
    • Lemon wedges for serving
DIRECTIONS
  1. Cut each chicken breast into two pieces. Place each piece of chicken breast between two sheets of plastic wrap. Use a mallet or a rolling pin to pound the breasts until they are about ¼ inch (1/2cm) thick.
  2. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Set up three wide and shallow bowls/plates. In the first bowl place flour, in the second beat eggs with mustard, in the third bowl mix breadcrumbs, salt, pepper and paprika.
  4. Start by coating the chicken in the flour mixture first, shaking off any excess, then dip in egg mixture, then coat with breadcrumbs.
  5. I a large skillet or pan, heat oil. Once the oil is hot enough place a schnitzel into the skillet and fry until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes on each side.
  6. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.
  7. Serve with fresh salad and enjoy! Squeeze some lemon on top if the schnitzel (optional).

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