If you like chicken schnitzel you cannot beat this easy and delicious chicken schnitzel recipe!
Who needs an easy and delicious dinner idea? Well, today is your lucky day! Chicken 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! My kids even love it, and they are picky eaters!
If you want some other yummy chicken dinner recipes to try give these are a few of our favorites: Chicken Tikka Masala, Healthy Chicken Enchiladas or Cafe Rio Chicken! Or you can find all our dinner recipes here.
How to make chicken schnitzel:
To make the process a little simpler, I broke it down into step by step images for you! Plus, there is a full video in the recipe card too! Do not be overwhelmed, I promise it is easier than it looks.
Top Left: Lay out your chicken breasts on a clean dry surface and cover with saran wrap.
Top Right: With a meat mallet pound out your breasts until they are wide and thin.
Bottom Left: Pounded chicken breast.
Bottom Right: Prepare your egg wash and bread crumbs in two separate shallow pans.
Top Left: Lay your flattened breast in the egg wash, then flip it over to coat both sides.
Top Right: Repeat process in bread crumb mixture.
Bottom Left: Place coated breast in your oil to cook.
Bottom Right: After a few minutes, flip over to cook the other side.
What is chicken schnitzel?
Schnitzel is meat, pounded thin and then breaded and fried. You can make schnitzel with chicken, pork, beef, veal, mutton– basically any boneless cut of meat.
What cut of meat is used for schnitzel?
You always use a boneless cut of meat for any schnitzel so you can pound it out nice and thin!
What sides to serve with chicken schnitzel?
We like to serve our schnitzel with our favorite seasoned broccoli and a potato side, like our delicious funeral potatoes! We love to pair our chicken schnitzel with a little Dijon mustard, sooo yummy!
Chicken Schnitzel Recipe
You ready for this easy schnitzel recipe?! Three cheers for a delicious dinner that adults and children can both enjoy!
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Classic Chicken Schnitzel
- 2 large eggs
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp 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
- canola 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 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).
I hope you love this schnitzel as much as we do!
This post was originally published December 28, 2015 and has been updated with new photos, step by step collages, video and more detailed information.
I love the sound of this dish and I making it tonight!! Stay tuned!
I can’t wait to try this recipe but I want to make the same potatoes you have in this picture. Is there a recipe for them?
Hey Shalandria! We usually eat it with mashed potatoes but I think the potatoes in the picture are our slow cooker ranch potatoes – here is the link to that recipe: https://prettyprovidence.com/easy-crock-pot-ranch-potatoes/
Must make. I’m German and haven’t had this for years. Thanks for the recipe.
So glad you liked it!
Delicious – used Panko crumbs!
So glad you liked it!
Would this recipe allow for cooking up ahead and rewarming when ready to serve (crowd)?
I’ve never done it, but I think so! As long as you heat it back up to 165 degrees F it should be safe!
I bet my family would love this recipe for chicken schnitzel. It sounds delish!
Love how easy this was to make! It was so flavorful and delicious!
Swoon! This chicken schnitzel is crazy delicious! Everyone loved it!
Thanks so much, I’m always looking for new chicken recipes and this one was a hit!
So crispy and delicious! Definitely comfort food!
Loved this recipe and super easy to make!
Yay! So glad you loved it! Thanks for sharing!
Can I use wheat bread for the breadcrumbs?
Sarah + Jessica
sure! any bread will work! the taste may be slightly different though!
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That looks delicious! I’ll definitely add that to my dinner menu! Thanks for sharing!
Jessica @ Pretty Providence
Yay, thank you! You will love it!