How to Make Chicken Schnitzel in 7 Easy Steps…
This chicken schnitzel recipe is a delicious, easy-to-make meal that won’t take much time. On the side, I recommend mashed potatoes with spinach. (Delicious!)
With seven easy steps you can prepare this delicious homemade Chicken Schnitzel for dinner tonight!
All you need are some basic kitchen supplies along with some staple items like eggs & flour/breadcrumbs, plus some boneless skinless poultry breasts! So let’s get cooking!
Chicken Schnitzel Recipe: Step by Step
Step 1: Prepare the Ingredients
The first step in making chicken schnitzel is preparing the ingredients. You will need:
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 large egg
- ½ cup of all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup of breadcrumbs
- salt and pepper for seasoning
Once you have gathered these items together, proceed to the next step.
Step 2: Pound the Chicken Breasts
The second step is pounding the chicken breasts so that they are thin and even. Place each breast between two sheets of parchment paper or plastic wrap and then use a meat mallet or rolling pin to pound them until they are about ¼ inch thick. This will ensure that the chicken cooks evenly throughout. Once finished with this step, set aside the pounded chicken breasts and move on the next one.
Step 3: Prepare an Egg Wash
The third step involves preparing an egg wash which will help bind the coating ingredients together when cooking. Crack open one large egg into a shallow bowl and whisk it until it is combined thoroughly. Then add 1 teaspoon of water and mix until fully combined before proceeding to Step 4.
Step 4: Prepare Your Coating Mixture
The fourth step involves preparing your coating mixture which will give your schnitzel its golden brown color after frying. In a separate shallow bowl combine together ½ cup of all-purpose flour, ¼ cup of breadcrumbs, and some salt & pepper for seasoning (optional). Mix these ingredients together until completely combined before proceeding to Step 5.
Step 5: Coat Your Chicken Breasts
The fifth step is coating your chicken breasts in egg wash followed by coating them in your prepared coating mixture from earlier (flour/breadcrumb mix). Dip each piece of chicken into the egg wash followed by coating it on both sides with the flour/breadcrumb mix before placing it onto a plate or cutting board while you repeat this process with all pieces of chicken before moving onto Step 6.
Step 6: Heat Up Your Pan
The sixth step is heating up your pan over medium heat before adding enough oil so that it covers about half way up each piece of chicken when added in later on during cooking (about ½ inch deep). When oil has heated up enough (test this by dropping small amounts of coating mixture onto surface—if they sizzle then oil is ready), proceed to Step 7.
Step 7: Fry It Up!
The seventh and final step involves frying up each piece of poultry until golden brown on both sides (about 2 minutes per side).
When finished frying place cooked schnitzels onto plate lined with paper towels so that any excess grease can be absorbed before serving.
Chicken Schnitzel Recipe – Side Dish
Mashed potatoes with spinach are a savory, rich side dish for any occasion.
- Start by boiling about russet potatoes
- Once cooked, mash them to the desired consistency*
- Add a generous serving of fresh spinach and mix until combined
- Depending on your taste preference, add butter, cream cheese, sour cream or all three!
- Salt and pepper to taste
*Optional: For an extra creamy texture, blend the mashed potatoes in a food processor.
Satisfy your cravings with this delicious combo – which is sure to be the crowning glory of any dinner table!
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Origins of Chicken Schnitzel
Chicken schnitzel is a tasty delicacy that’s popular throughout the world, but did you know that it originated in Austria and Germany?
As the story goes, during WWI, an Austrian chef created the dish from leftover cuts of chicken that had been pounded thin and then fried. This delicious treat was quickly adopted by the people of Germany, who eventually adopted it as one of their national dishes.
Today, many European countries have their own versions of this popular meal and it can be found all around the globe. Whether enjoyed as a plate served with sauces or as a sandwich, chicken schnitzel is sure to tantalize your taste buds!
[Or here’s a different story about the origins – and yet another!]