Food-wise, there is nothing I love more in this world than a really good chicken schnitzel. You can buy frozen schnitzels but they are never as good as fresh schnitzels. I know a lot of people avoid making them thinking they are too difficult, but, if you have breadcrumbs and chicken, it’s really quite an easy process. It can get a bit messy but the more you make them, the quicker and cleaner you will become. It’s also a fun job that the kids will enjoy helping with, they’ll love using a mallet to bash the chicken to make the chicken thinner, they’ll love coating it in the flour, eggs and breadcrumbs. Basically, the messier it is, the more the kids will love it. Not only that, I’m yet to meet a child that doesn’t love chicken schnitzel just as much as I do.
These are perfect for making chicken schnitzel burgers and are great with some lemon mayonnaise.
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
- 400 g chicken fillet (breast or thigh)
- 2-4 cups bread crumbs
- 1-2 eggs, whisked
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbs oil, for frying
- Place some glad wrap across your chopping board, and place a piece of chicken on top. Loosely place more glad wrap over the top of the chicken, and, using a mallet, gently beat your chicken until it is thin like a schnitzel. Repeat until all the chicken has been thinned down.
- You will need 3 containers, one for the flour, one for the eggs and one for the breadcrumbs.
- Combine the garlic, basil and salt with the breadcrumbs.
- Lightly coat the chicken in flour, then dip it in the eggs, drain off the excess egg and then press the chicken firmly into the breadcrumbs. Repeat until all the chicken is crumbed.
- You can repeat the crumbing process if you would like a thicker crumb. I like to leave my schnitzels sit in the fridge for an hour before cooking them.
- Add the oil to a large frying pan and heat to a medium high heat, add the chicken to the pan and fry for 3 – 5 minutes each side or until the chicken is cooked through. Take care not to burn the crumbs.