Lemon-Basil Chicken Schnitzel

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Carrie Ann

I got this recipe many years ago from a dear friend of mine, and it's become one of my family's favourites.

Top Review by PanNan

This was a hit with the family. The chicken has a nice flavorful coating and was moist and tender inside. I had a little trouble with the coating wanting to separate from the chicken while I was cooking it, but for the most part it worked out OK. After I removed the chicken, I deglazed the pan with white wine and used that to top the pasta I made to go with it. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I'll make it again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine crumbs, cheese and seasonings in a shallow dish.
  2. In a large dish beat egg with lemon juice.
  3. Dip chicken pieces in egg mixture. Roll in crumb mixture and pat to ensure even layer of crumbs.
  4. Place on rack or wax paper.
  5. Heat butter and oil together in frying pan over medium heat.
  6. Add several peices of chicken at a time but do not crowd.
  7. Cook until golden on both sides, about 5 minutes per side.
  8. Remove to serving platter.
  9. Brown any remaining chicken pieces.
  10. Return all chicken to the pan.
  11. Cover and cook for 2 minutes more or until chicken feels springy to the touch.

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