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chicken schnitzel

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Ofallon, MO

Chicken Schnitzel is a traditional German dish that is made with breaded chicken cutlets that are pan-fried to golden crispiness and served with a spritz of lemon and chopped fresh parsley or dill. It is a quick and easy dish that even a new cook can master. I love to serve this with German Potato Salad, homemade spaetzle, or buttered egg noodles.

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For chicken schnitzel

  • 4
    chicken cutlets
  • ½ c
    all purpose flour
  • 2
    large eggs
  • 1 c
    panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp
    dijon mustard
  • 1 c
    panko bread crumbs
  • ½ tsp
    kosher salt
  • ½ tsp
    fresh ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp
    garlic powder
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • lemon wedges
  • fresh parsley, chopped
  • fresh dill, chopped

How To Make chicken schnitzel

  • 1
    Add the flour to a rimmed plate or shallow bowl. Whisk together the eggs and Dijon Mustard together in a shallow bowl. Combine the Panko Bread Crumbs, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder on another rimmed plate or in a shallow bowl.
  • 2
    Dry the chicken cutlets with paper towels. Add about 1/2 inch of vegetable oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • 3
    Dredge the chicken breasts in the flour, then in the egg mixture, then into the breadcrumb mixture.
  • 4
    Once the oil is hot, add the breaded chicken cutlets and cook until golden brown. Flip and cook until the other side is golden brown and the cutlet is cooked through. Remove the schnitzel to a wire rack to drain any excess oil. Work in batches trying not to overcrowd the skillet.
  • 5
    Serve with fresh lemon wedges for spritzing, chopped fresh Italian parsley, and/or chopped fresh dill.