Who needs an easy and delicious dinner idea? Well, today is your lucky day! Schnitzel is one of those dishes that for some reason always seemed intimidating to me… until I made it. Now, it is a staple at our house! This easy chicken schnitzel recipe totally fills my comfort food craving every time! In the summer months I pair it with fresh veggies or cut it into strips on a salad, and in the winter it’s great with corn and mashed potatoes! Either way, it’s a winner!
Classic Chicken Schnitzel
- 2 large eggs
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 1 ⁄2 teaspoon parsley flakes
- salt and pepper
- 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs about 3 slices of white bread
- 1 ⁄2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 4 chicken breasts pounded to an even 1/4 inch thickness
- olive oil
Leave three slices of white bread out to dry if you are making your own breadcrumbs (highly recommend).
In a small bowl, add eggs, garlic, parsley and salt and pepper and beat until combined.
Pulse bread slices into the blender until they are crumbs.
Add crumbs and Parmesan cheese to a small bowl.
Pound your chicken until it is about 1/4 inch think all around. I put mine in a large zip lock bag or between two pieces saran wrap and pound with a big glass mug I have.. use what you've got!
Dip your chicken into your egg mixture, and then directly in crumb mixture.
Heat some olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, chicken is finished when it is golden brown and cooked through (about three minutes on each side).