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How to Make Luscious Chicken Schnitzel At Home?

Schnitzel refers to meat which is thinned by repeatedly striking it with a meat tenderizer. The term is frequently used to indicate meats encrusted with flour, crumbs of bread and beaten eggs, and then fried & served with French fries, Israel salad & spicy mustard or lemon wedges. 

 

Chicken Schnitzel is one of the most popular & mouth-watering delicacy that is served throughout Israel. Schnitzel originated in Austria wherein it was customarily made with veal or pork. This toothsome simple chicken schnitzel recipe was taken to Israel by European Jewish Immigrants. However, in order to suit unique dietary kosher laws of Jews, veal & pork were replaced with chicken & turkey, which resulted in a healthy schnitzel recipe prominently found in nearly every restaurant in Israel.

 

The exemplary Chicken Schnitzel recipe may sound harder to make, however it is simple & budget-friendly dish to prepare. Try your hands on this crunchy, munchy easy Chicken Schnitzel recipe to pound your day’s stress out. I bet this healthy chicken schnitzel recipe will become a mainstay in your kitchen.

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How to Make Luscious Chicken Schnitzel At Home?
Chicken Schnitzel
Course Starters
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 5 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Starters
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 5 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Chicken Schnitzel
Instructions
  1. Place the chicken breasts on the plastic wrap, leaving a space of 2-inch between each.
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  2. Slice the chicken breasts horizontally to make 2-3 fillets
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  3. Alternatively, you may use a meat tenderizer to pound the chicken breasts until they are about ¼-inch thick.
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  4. In a separate bowl, put plain flour and add salt & ground black pepper as per taste.
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  5. Whisk egg & milk together in another bowl.
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  6. In the third bowl, combine breadcrumbs or Panko with paprika, salt and sesame seeds (optional).
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  7. Take a chicken piece & coat it in flour, followed by egg mixture & then roll it in breadcrumb mixture.
  8. Repeat the procedure with the remaining chicken pieces & place the coated schnitzels in an empty plate.
Deep Fry
  1. Pour vegetable oil in a skillet & heat it slowly over medium for few minutes.
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  2. When the oil is hot, place the coated breasts carefully in the oil and deep fry, one or two at a time.
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  3. Continue cooking the chicken breast for 4-5 minutes each side or until golden brown.
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  4. When cooked, transfer the chicken breasts to a plate lined with paper towel or bread slice to drain excess oil.
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  5. Serve hot chicken schnitzels with fried potatoes, lemon wedges or Israel salad & spicy mustard.
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Baked
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degree Fahrenheit or 220 degree Celsius.
  2. Line the baking sheet with aluminum foil & drizzle olive oil over it.
  3. Place the coated chicken schnitzels on the baking sheet in a single layer leaving a space of around 2-inches between them.
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  4. Drizzle olive oil over the coated chicken schnitzels.
  5. Place the baking sheet carefully in preheated oven & bake chicken schnitzels for 5-6 minutes.
  6. Flip the chicken pieces once & continue baking until the breading is lightly browned, for 5-6 minutes more.
  7. The luscious baked Chicken Schnitzel is ready. Serve hot with mashed or fried potatoes, lemon wedges or Israel salad.
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Recipe Notes

Contact Chef: Sugandha Mathur

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