I tried this recipe from the Every Food magazine and DH and I just loved it. The flavor, with garlic, parmesan, and a wine sauce, take it beyond the average schnitzel recipe. It's also fairly quick and easy enough for a week night meal.
- 2 large eggs
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
- coarse salt
- ground pepper
- 1 cup fresh breadcrumb (made from 3 slices white bread)
- 1⁄2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 4 (6 ounce) chicken cutlets, pounded to an even 1/4 inch thickness
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1⁄4 cup dry white wine
- 1⁄2 cup chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- Beat eggs in a shallow bowl with garlic, parsley, salt and pepper.
- In a separate shallow bowl, combine breadcrumbs (I pulse the bread slices in the food processor to get nice fresh crumbs) and parmesan cheese.
- Dip each cutlet into egg mixture to coat completely, then dredge in breadcrumb mixture, patting it on to help it stick.
- For each 2 cutlets, heat 2 tbsp oil in a large non-stick skillet over med-high heat.
- Cook 2 cutlets at a time until golden brown and cooked through, about 3 minutes per side.
- Transfer the cooked chicken cutlets to an oven-proof platter or pan, and keep warm in the oven while cooking the remaining cutlets and making the sauce.
- Wipe the skillet clean with paper towels.
- Heat butter until melted and add wine.
- Heat 30 seconds and stir in broth and lemon juice.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Simmer 2 minutes.
- Pour broth mixture over cutlets and serve.
- Garnish with parsley and lemon slices.
Delicious! I followed the directions exactly, except opting to grate more fluffy parmesan and use less bread crumbs. No need for the sauce. Just garnish with a lemon wedge and squirt it on right before eating.
The only thing I did differently was to dip the chicken in flour first, then egg, then breadcrumbs. I heard somewhere that makes the breading stick better. They turned out golden brown and delicious. I made extra sauce and served it with egg noodles with sauce ladeled all over.