Lemon-Basil Chicken Schnitzel

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

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  • Combine crumbs, cheese and seasonings in a shallow dish.
  • In a large dish beat egg with lemon juice.
  • Dip chicken pieces in egg mixture. Roll in crumb mixture and pat to ensure even layer of crumbs.
  • Place on rack or wax paper.
  • Heat butter and oil together in frying pan over medium heat.
  • Add several peices of chicken at a time but do not crowd.
  • Cook until golden on both sides, about 5 minutes per side.
  • Remove to serving platter.
  • Brown any remaining chicken pieces.
  • Return all chicken to the pan.
  • Cover and cook for 2 minutes more or until chicken feels springy to the touch.
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  1. Cecily Parsley
    Yummy! We had this for dinner last night. It's something I used to make regularly - some 25 years ago, before I lost the recipe book it originally came from, during a move. It's a long out-of-print book called "Cookery for One or Two" by Barbara Swain. The search is over, thank you so much for posting this. We got a bunch ofdifferent flavoured EVOO at Christmas, so I used some of the basil one and some of the lemon one to fry it in, and this time used Panko crumbs.
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  2. Jen T
    I have made this 3 times in the past week......twice for just the two of us and the third time for family. All agree this is a great recipe. The blend of basil, lemon & parmesan is just right. A definite 'keeper' for us :)
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  3. HEP MEP
    I made just one of these for myself last night since "The Others" were having pizza which isn't in my diet at this time. It was delicious! (wish I would have made two)It seemed lighter and crispier than a chicken Parmesan breading. I'm going to treat all of us to these tomorrow for dinner. Thanks.
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  4. cfletcher
    I tried this last night and.....yum !! Very easy to make....and totally delicious ! The cheese mixed with the breadcrumbs turned out great.....It was gobbled up in no time. I'll definitely make this again.....Thanks for sharing !
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  5. 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.
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