Who doesn’t love an easy Chicken recipe, right? This Chicken Schnitzel is the best fix for days when I need something fancy yet simple. To make this recipe, you just need to coat the thinned chicken with flour, egg, bread crumbs and deep fry until golden brown.
It is also a dish that is not only loved by adults, but even kids too. An apt recipe to make when you have guests coming over for dinner. Not too many ingredients and neither a long process to prepare, this Chicken Schnitzel is the saviour for such occasions.
While I have prepared this Schnitzel with chicken here, you can use any meat of your choice to make this recipe. So if you are looking for an unique Chicken recipe, do try this one next time.
Learn how to make Chicken Schnitzel recipe, that can also be served as a side dish with your weekend meals. Here is the recipe of crispy and extra juicy Chicken Schnitzel.
What is Schnitzel?
Schnitzel, is a German word for cutlet, which is also used to describe meat that has been breaded and fried.
It is a German recipe where traditionally veal chops are pounded and then coated with eggs and bread crumbs. It is later deep fried until crunchy and golden brown in colour. This dish gets its extra crispiness from the bread crumbs or panko and the juicy meat inside makes it even more delicious.
However, I love using skinless boneless chicken breasts to make this dish, I have also seen people making it with pork tenderloin. Pounding the chicken and brining it in salt water are two important aspects of this dish.
Also add some lemon juice over the Chicken Schnitzel, it really does make all the difference in the world. You can also add in some melted cheese or mushroom sauce on top.
Can you cook Chicken Schnitzel in olive oil?
Yes, you can definitely cook Chicken Schnitzel in olive oil, but only when you are pan frying or baking it.
What to serve with Chicken Schnitzel?
You can serve Chicken Schnitzel with some Potato sides such as French Fried, Mashed Potatoes, Potato Salad, Baked Potatoes or even Roasted Potatoes. I also like to serve it with Coleslaw or with a nice crisp salad.
What all meat can be used to make Schnitzel?
You can use Boneless Veal Chops, Boneless Pork Chops and Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast to make Schnitzel.
How to make Baked Chicken Schnitzel?
To make the Baked Chicken Schnitzel, preheat oven to 220 degrees C. Line a large baking sheet with aluminium foil and drizzle olive oil all over foil. Once you are done, place the lined baking sheet in the preheated oven.
Now, take out the chicken from the brine solution and pound the chicken using a meat tenderiser until they are 1/4-inch thick. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
Coat the chicken with flour and shake off any extra flour on it. Now dip the breast in egg and then finally coat with bread crumbs. Keep it aside.
Next, remove the baking sheet from the oven and arrange chicken in 1 layer on the sheet. Drizzle olive oil over each piece of coated chicken.
Place the baking sheet back to the oven and bake in the preheated oven for about 5 to 6 minutes. Flip the chicken and continue baking until the upper layer is crispy and brown in colour.
Recipe to make Chicken Schnitzel
- Chicken breast - 4
- Salt - 1/2 cup
- Eggs - 2
- Bread crumbs - 1 cup
- Oil for frying
- Mix salt in 1 litres of water and add the chicken breast in this brine.
- Let it brine for 30 minutes.
- Whisk eggs in a bowl.
- Take out the bread crumbs in a shallow plate.
- Take out the chicken breast from the brine solution and pound it using a meat tenderiser.
- Dip the breast in egg and then coat with bread crumbs.
- Heat oil in a pan.
- When the oil is hot, deep fry the chicken breast on medium heat until golden brown from both the sides.
- Drain on kitchen towel.
- Serve hot along with french fries and salad.