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Overhead shot of a chicken schnitzel on a white plate with 2 lemon wedges, chopped spring onions and cutlery on the side
German Chicken Schnitzel Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

German Chicken Schnitzel Recipe, golden and crispy on the outside, and tender on the inside. It's ready in about 15 minutes. Great as a sandwich or a meal on its own with a salad on the side, this is the perfect family meal. Even fussy kids love a nice chicken schnitzel. It might be fried, but it's still so much better than any fast-food. Quick, easy, with a few simple ingredients, hard not to love it!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: German
Keyword: chicken appetizer recipes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 969 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 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
  1. Place the chicken breasts on the work surface, cut them in 2 lengthwise, 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 and pepper.

  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
German Chicken Schnitzel Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 969 Calories from Fat 558
% Daily Value*
Fat 62g95%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 154mg51%
Sodium 558mg23%
Potassium 587mg17%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 155IU3%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 117mg12%
Iron 4.9mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.