Chicken Schnitzel

"This is a very fast and delicious meal. You can freeze flattened chicken breasts for quick meal idea. My husband made this for me and I insisted on putting it on here for all of you to try.....I LOVE IT. Also, try using 1/2 bread crumbs and 1/2 panko instead of one or the other. It adds great texture."
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2 schnitzels




  • Flatten chicken breasts very thin between celophane and set aside.
  • Beat eggs and water.
  • Dip chicken breasts into egg mixture
  • Dip chicken in bread crumb mix.
  • Melt butter in skillet.
  • Fry chicken 5 minutes on each side or until brown and crispy.

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  1. DaisySunshine
    Mmm tasty. Prior to making this I had only eaten pork schnitzel. Well this was much better. I found the process very messy (pounding, dipping, frying) and labour intensive so not sure how often I would make this but the result made it worth it. We enjoyed the chicken with lentils and salad.
  2. little gigglys mom
    I have grown up on chicken schnitzel and always felt that it was a boring dish, only for use as a back up emergency meal. Now that I am married, my husband (who grew up sans home cooked meals) thinks its great and will eat it happily any time. I like to sprinkle a little garlic powder on the chicken before flipping it over. I really hate having to pound chicken breasts, so I either by thin sliced chicken or I cut my breasts thin. It's easier to do when they are partially frozen. I still think it is a back up meal, but my family is thrilled to see it when I feel like taking a break.
  3. Witter Eats
    Excellent and so easy! Substituted a bit of olive oil spray for the butter. Can't wait to try it with the panko.
  4. Chef shapeweaver
    This is a perfect recipe written as is for two,but I used four flattened chicken breasts,(since my SO takes leftovers to work)and left the rest of the ingredients the same.I didn't have any seasoned bread crumbs so I added two teaspoons of italian seasoning.Instead of frying them in butter, I used butter flavored Crisco it worked just great.As for my sides I made Recipe#30444 and Recipe#52762 and all of this together made a very enjoyable meal.This will be made again,thank you for posting."Keep Smiling:)"
  5. -Sylvie-
    I was gonna post my recipe, but than saw thiat yours is pretty much the same, so there is no need. This makes for a nice golden chicken schnitzel, with a crunchy outside and a moist middle. I usually use plain panko and add seasoning of my choice, such as paprika, some parmesan or some herbs. I also coat the filets in flour before dipping them in the egg mixture, but otherwise I don't change a thing. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.


  1. Witter Eats
    Excellent and so easy! Substituted a bit of olive oil spray for the butter. Can't wait to try it with the panko.


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