austrian schnitzel (with chicken)

★★★★★ 11 Reviews
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By Vicki Butts (lazyme)
from Grapeview, WA

Most commonly made with pork or veal, this recipe switched to chicken. Don’t forget the lemon wedges! Lemon is delightful squeezed onto the finished schnitzel. Traditionally, we would serve the dish with potatoes and tangy cooked red cabbage. You will often find it served with fries. Either way, it is a satisfying, tasty dish that you will want to make again soon.

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Member's Choice When thinking of Schnitzel, traditionally it's thought of as a pork dish. However, we loved the chicken twist in this recipe. The crust is golden brown and super crunchy. The chicken, though, stays tender and juicy. The squeeze of fresh lemon juice really adds another dimension of flavor so don't be skimpy with it.

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★★★★★ 11 Reviews
serves 4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For austrian schnitzel (with chicken)

  • 4
    boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour (or more as needed for coating)
  • 2
    eggs, beaten
  • 1 Tbsp
    oil
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • 1 c
    bread crumbs (up to 2 cups)
  • 1 tsp
    paprika
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2
    lemons, quartered

How To Make austrian schnitzel (with chicken)

  • Butterflied chicken.
    1
    Butterfly chicken breasts.
  • Dredging chicken in flour.
    2
    Dredge in flour, then set aside.
  • Eggs and spices in a bowl.
    3
    Combine eggs, 1 tablespoon oil, paprika, salt, and pepper; mixing well.
  • Dredging in egg mixture and bread crumbs.
    4
    Dip floured chicken breasts in egg mixture, then immediately into bread crumbs, coating evening.
  • Frying chicken in a pan.
    5
    Heat ¼ cup oil in a large skillet. Cook chicken breasts until lightly browned on one side, then flip; 3 to 4 minutes a side.
  • Draining chicken on a paper towel.
    6
    Drain on paper towels while cooking the rest.
  • 7
    Serve hot with red cabbage and mashed potatoes, or with french fries.
  • 8
    Garnish with lemon wedges to squeeze on the schnitzel. Enjoy!

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