Chicken Schnitzel

Chicken Schnitzel

Schnitzel is one of my family’s most favorite dishes. I always make an extra large batch and freeze half of it between layers of parchment paper to have for another meal. Honestly I really don’t enjoy frying at home. But I’ve found that if I take the time to set up all of the components before I start frying it makes the whole process go a lot smoother. I’ve learned that I only need to start with a small amount of oil and once it has been used up I wipe out the pan with a wad of paper towels and heat fresh oil. That prevents all of the panko crumbs that are left in the pan from burning and sticking to the schnitzel.

Chicken Schnitzel

Thinly pounded chicken breast, breaded and fried.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Israeli
Keyword: fried chicken, kosher, meat, schnitzel
Servings: 8 people
Author: Hana Itzhaki

Equipment

  • large frying pan
  • bowls
  • tongs
  • rimmed baking sheet

Ingredients

  • 2-3 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts thinly pounded
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper divided
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Oil for frying

Instructions

  • Arrange in 3 separate bowls: 1) flour seasoned with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper, 2) eggs, beaten, 3) panko breadcrumbs seasoned with remaining salt, pepper and paprika.
  • Heat 1/4 inch of oil in a large, deep frying pan on medium/high heat.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with paper towels to absorb any excess oil after frying.
  • Using tongs, dredge chicken first in flour, then in egg , then in breadcrumbs.
  • Fry 1-3 minuets on each side until golden, crispy and cooked through.
  • Place on the baking sheet once cooked until ready to serve.

Notes

Start with a small amount of oil and once it has been used up wipe out the pan with a wad of paper towels and heat fresh oil. It will prevents all of the panko crumbs that are left in the pan from burning and sticking to the schnitzel.

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