If you like chicken schnitzel you cannot beat this easy and delicious chicken schnitzel recipe!
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Who needs an easy and delicious dinner idea? Well, today is your lucky day! Chicken schnitzel is one of those dishes that for some reason always seemed intimidating to me… until I made it. Now, it is a staple at our house!
This easy chicken schnitzel recipe totally fills my comfort food craving every time! In the summer months I pair it with fresh veggies or cut it into strips on a salad, and in the winter it’s great with corn and mashed potatoes! Either way, it’s a winner! My kids even love it, and they are picky eaters!
If you want some other yummy chicken dinner recipes to try give these are a few of our favorites: Chicken Tikka Masala, Healthy Chicken Enchiladas or Cafe Rio Chicken! Or you can find all our dinner recipes here.
How to make chicken schnitzel:
To make the process a little simpler, I broke it down into step by step images for you! Plus, there is a full video in the recipe card too! Do not be overwhelmed, I promise it is easier than it looks.
Top Left: Lay out your chicken breasts on a clean dry surface and cover with saran wrap.
Top Right: With a meat mallet pound out your breasts until they are wide and thin.
Bottom Left: Pounded chicken breast.
Bottom Right: Prepare your egg wash and bread crumbs in two separate shallow pans.
Top Left: Lay your flattened breast in the egg wash, then flip it over to coat both sides.
Top Right: Repeat process in bread crumb mixture.
Bottom Left: Place coated breast in your oil to cook.
Bottom Right: After a few minutes, flip over to cook the other side.
What is chicken schnitzel?
Schnitzel is meat, pounded thin and then breaded and fried. You can make schnitzel with chicken, pork, beef, veal, mutton- basically any boneless cut of meat.
What cut of meat is used for schnitzel?
You always use a boneless cut of meat for any schnitzel so you can pound it out nice and thin!
What sides to serve with chicken schnitzel?
We like to serve our schnitzel with our favorite seasoned broccoli and a potato side, like our delicious funeral potatoes! We love to pair our chicken schnitzel with a little Dijon mustard, sooo yummy!
Chicken Schnitzel Recipe
You ready for this easy schnitzel recipe?! Three cheers for a delicious dinner that adults and children can both enjoy!
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I hope you love this schnitzel as much as we do!
This post was originally published December 28, 2015 and has been updated with new photos, step by step collages, video and more detailed information.