Easy, Crispy Chicken Schnitzel

Chicken schnitzel on a plate with lemons and mashed potatoes
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
4 servings

This family favourite chicken dish features a crispy golden exterior with a juicy interior. Pan fried to perfection, simply serve with a side of mashed or roasted potatoes for an easy weeknight meal!

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chicken breasts, butterflied and flattened
cup all purpose flour
large eggs, whisked
tsp Dijon mustard
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
cups plain bread crumbs
tsp ground paprika
tsp garlic powder
Avocado oil, for frying
Flaked salt, for serving
Lemon wedges, for serving
Mashed potatoes, for serving


Ingredients for chicken schnitzel
Step 1

Dust chicken breast lightly with flour.

Step 2

In a medium size mixing bowl whisk together eggs, Dijon, salt and pepper.

Step 3

In a separate large mixing bowl stir together bread crumbs, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

Eggs, flour and bread crumbs in separate bowls
Step 4

Dip floured chicken breast into the egg mixture followed by the bread crumb mixture, shaking off any excess breading. Transfer to a sheet pan and refrigerate until ready to fry. This step can be done up to 24 hours in advance.

Uncooked, breaded schnitzel on a plate
Step 5

Add avocado oil to a skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is heated, pan fry the chicken on each side until golden and cooked throughout, about 2 to 4 minutes on each side.

Chicken schnitzel on a baking sheet
Step 6

Transfer to a serving plate. Garnish with flaked salt and lemon wedges, serve alongside mashed potatoes.

Chicken schnitzel on a plate with lemons and mashed potatoes

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