Copycat Air Force One Veal or Chicken Piccata

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by HeatherFeather

This recipe had been sitting in my recipe box for several years waiting for me to give it a try and I am so glad I finally got around to tasting it. The magazine clipping claims that this is a recipe used by the chef on the US President's official plane, Air Force One. This is so very juicy and so scrumptious.

Top Review by Latchy

I will fly on this airline anytime. I didn't have Italian seasoned breadcrumbs so added Italian seasoning to breadcrumbs. I do think the lemon zest together with the Italian seasoning makes this the best veal schnitzel I have had. I served this with a baked potato with sour cream and mixed salad leaves and it was food fit for a king. Would work really well with chicken, which I will try next time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk together eggs and milk in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Mix bread crumbs and lemon zest together in a shallow bowl.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and melt some butter in it (as much or as little as you prefer- use less if using a nonstick skillet).
  4. While butter is melting, dip veal pieces into egg mixture, then coat with crumbs mixture.
  5. Pan fry in melted butter until cooked through, just a few minutes per side (time will vary based on how thinly you have pounded your cutlets)- until cooked through and no longer pink inside, but still juicy.
  6. Season with salt& pepper to taste.
  7. Sprinkle with a bit of fresh lemon juice to taste and serve immediately.

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