Baked chicken schnitzel

    30 min

    Thin pieces of chicken are coated with lemon breadcrumbs and baked in this quick and easy baked chicken schnitzel recipe.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or as needed
    • 6 chicken breasts, butterflied
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 100g plain flour
    • 1 tablespoon paprika
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 250g breadcrumbs
    • 1 large lemon, zested

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas 7. Line a large baking tray with foil and drizzle olive oil over foil. Place baking tray in preheated oven.
    2. Flatten chicken breasts so they are all about 1/2cm thick. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
    3. Mix flour and paprika together on a large plate. Beat eggs with salt and pepper in a shallow bowl. Mix breadcrumbs and lemon zest together on a separate large plate. Dredge each chicken piece in flour mixture, then egg and then breadcrumbs; set aside in 1 layer on a clean plate. Repeat with remaining chicken.
    4. Remove baking tray from oven and arrange chicken in 1 layer on the tray. Drizzle more olive oil over each piece of coated chicken.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven for 5 to 6 minutes. Flip chicken and continue baking until no longer pink in the centre and the breadcrumbs are golden brown, 5 to 6 minutes more.

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    Absolutely amazing!!!! No other words. Simple to make and delicious just without the excess oil! Thanks for this recipe. Will now make a weekly meal out of this... and picky eater kids ask for more :-) The only thing is that I didn't add the lemon zest  -  23 Jan 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My 11 year old daughter made this and my husband loved it!  -  10 Apr 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Extremely delicious dish, and an excellent recipe as written. It's definitely worth the mild annoyance of dredging/coating. It was very good even with store-brand seasoned bread crumbs. Don't omit the lemon zest! It's what sends the dish above and beyond IMO.  -  31 May 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)