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The Ultimate Chicken Schnitzel

German Chicken Schnitzel, a fantastic recipe that is super easy to make, and sure to please a crowd.

Overhead shot of a white plate ith chicken schnitzel, a small white bowl of white sauce and lemon wedges on the side

Chicken schnitzel for breakfast, lunch and dinner? Absolutely! There is no easier and quicker way to cook chicken than this gorgeous recipe and it just goes down a treat.

Golden and crispy on the outside, and tender on the inside, it hardly needs any seasoning and it tastes beautifully. In a rush in the morning? Just grab two slices of toast and a chicken schnitzel, and you are good to go.

For lunch or dinner you can get as creative as you want, it goes nicely with any salad, vegetable, mashed potatoes, rice, or pulses. I love to have it with garlic sauce, but anything else would do.

Overhead shot of a white plate with chicken schnitzel, a bowl of garlic sauce with a fork dipping schnitzel in the sauce and 3 lemon wedges scattered around the plate

My mum loves schnitzels, especially chicken and pork, and she makes them really often. And why not? When you don’t have time on your hands, a quick and easy recipe is all you need.

And once you make it once, you will never go back to those fast-foods to buy chicken meals. Your home-made schnitzel is way better and you know it has 100% chicken meat and nothing else.

And kids will just love them. And will also be very excited about giving a helping hand with preparing them, as it can be quite fun.  The chicken schnitzel is a great alternative to the good old  Chicken kiev. Do give this recipe a try!


A white plate with a chicken schnitzel a fork and a knife, a bowl of galic sauce and 3 lemon wedges

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3.67 from 3 votes
Overhead shot of a white plate ith chicken schnitzel, a small white bowl of white sauce and lemon wedges on the side
The Ultimate Chicken Schnitzel
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
German Chicken Schnitzel, a fantastic recipe that is super easy to make, and sure to please a crowd.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: German
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 969 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup sunflower oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • paprika to taste
  1. Place the chicken breasts on the work surface and bash them with a meat tenderiser. We need them as flat as possible, the thinner the slices, the better. It also reduces the cooking time, as they are perfectly cooked really quickly. I used organic chicken breasts, but any good-quality chicken breasts would do.
  2. Next, we need 2 large plates. On one plate we have plain flour, on the other breadcrumbs.
  3. Beat the egg lightly using a fork, then season with salt, pepper and paprika.
  4. Coat the chicken slices in flour, then dip in the egg mixture and in the end toss them well in breadcrumbs.
  5. Heat up the frying pan and add the sunflower oil.
  6. Fry the chicken schnitzels on both sides for about 2 minutes on each side until golden, then remove from the pan and place on a kitchen towel to remove the excess oil.
  7. Serve hot or cold with any sauce.
Nutrition Facts
The Ultimate Chicken Schnitzel
Amount Per Serving
Calories 969 Calories from Fat 558
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 62g 95%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 154mg 51%
Sodium 558mg 23%
Potassium 587mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 62g 21%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 37g 74%
Vitamin A 3.1%
Vitamin C 1.6%
Calcium 11.7%
Iron 27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The ultimate chicken schnitzel

The ultimate chicken schnitzel

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  • Reply
    March 13, 2016 at 1:21 am

    The chicken looks so tender and juicy!

  • Reply
    Sharon M
    May 22, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    This looks so good! I love schnitzel, but never thought of doing it using chicken! thanks for what I know will be a great recie!

    • Reply
      Daniela Apostol
      May 22, 2016 at 5:40 pm

      Thank you, Sharon! I’m sure you’ll love the chicken schnitzel too.

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