Monday, June 11, 2012

Chicken Schnitzel

Little did i know about chicken schnitzel when I made it. I googled later to find out what schnitzel meant. The below is the wiki description of this dish.:).

Chicken schnitzel is a traditional Austrian dish made with boneless meat thinned with a hammer, coated in bread crumbs and fried. It is a popular part of Viennese, Austrian cuisine and German cuisine. In Austria, the dish called Wiener Schnitzel (Viennese schnitzel), is traditionally garnished with a slice of lemon and either potato salad or potatoes with parsley and butter.

Me and S have been on a low/no carb diet for a couple of weeks now. So all types of food which are protein rich catch my eye.I saw this simple dish in the Master-Chef Australia show and decided to try my hand at this. It turned out well and here goes my first dish with an international twist.

Chicken Schnitzel


Serves - 2
Spice Level - Not spicy but flavorful
Prep Time - 20 minutes
Cooking time - 15 min

Chicken Breast pieces [boneless] - 4
Toasted Bread - 8 slices
Parsley leaves - a handful
Thyme - a Handful
Parmesan cheese - 50g
Salt - 1 Tspn + 1 Tspn + 1 tspn
Pepper 1 Tspn + 1 Tspn + 1 tspn
All purpose flour - 1/2 cup
Egg - 1
Olive oil - for sauteing the chicken pieces

Cling film - 1 sheet
A hammer or hammer shaped tool for flattening/thinning the breast pieces


Wash/clean the chicken breast pieces and slice them into pieces with approx 1 inch thickness and around 5 inches in length.Place the sliced pieces on a wooden slab and cover the top of wooden slab with a cling film.Use the hammer/hammer shaped tool and slightly pound/tap the breast pieces to flatten/thin them down. A few taps on each piece until they are evenly thinned.Keep aside.

Gather the toasted bread pieces , cheese , parsely , thyme , 1 Tsp salt , 1 Tspn pepper into your food processor and pulse it until you get the bread crumbs texture.This is your herbed bread crumb mixture. Keep aside.

Break the egg into a bowl and add 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper , mix well and keep aside. Gather the all purpose flour in a bowl and mix it with 1 tspn salt and 1 tsp pepper and keep aside.

Now take a chicken piece , dip in flour, make sure its coated well with flour. Then dip the flour coated chicken piece in egg and coat well. Next step is to coat this piece with the herbed bread crumb mixture. Make sure its coated well with the bread crumbs, that forms the crunchy outer texture of the chicken.Repeat for all chicken pieces and arrange on a plate.

Take a pan, add 2-3 tbsp olive oil on it and heat it.Place one of the coated chicken pieces on the pan. On low heat, let it get cooked/browned. Once the bottom browns flip it to brown/cook the other side. Transfer to a plate.Repeat for all chicken pieces.Each piece will take about 3-4 minutes to cook well.

Serve with Tomato ketchup and lemon pieces.

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4 Yummmm:

Priti June 11, 2012 at 7:50 AM  

Looks yum ....nice pic ...thanks for visiting my space ...

Spice up the Curry June 11, 2012 at 7:54 AM  

this is looking fantastic. nice info about the dish.

Reshmi June 11, 2012 at 8:08 AM  

I'm feeling hungry seeing that .. nice
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