Chicken Schnitzel Recipe

Chicken Schnitzel Recipe


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • Neutral oil vegetable or canola
  • Fresh parsley chopped
  • Fresh lemon wedges


  1. Flatten each chicken breast.  To do so, lay a chicken breast on a flat surface and cut it parallel to the cutting board so that there are two evenly sized pieces of chicken.  Cover with plastic wrap and lightly beat using a meat mallet until it is about 1/4"-1/2" thick.
  2. Mix together flour, salt, and pepper in one bowl together.  Place panko in a separate bowl.  In a third bowl, beat together eggs and dijon mustard.
  3. Cover each piece of chicken with flour, egg, and then panko.

  4. Bring a deep pan filled with about 1/2" of a neutral oil in it to medium high heat.  Once the oil is hot enough that it sizzles when you drop a bread crumb in, place 2 pieces of chicken in the pan.  Cook until the bottom is golden brown and then flip.  Repeat with each piece of chicken.  Once the chicken is cooked, transfer to a cooling rack or a plate lined with paper towel.
  5. Serve with a lemon wedge and a sprinkle of parsley on top.
Recipe source: mildlymeandering