Baked Chicken Schnitzel

Baked Chicken Schnitzel - Breast

The best way to get your family to eat healthy is by making it fun. This recipe for Chicken Schnitzel will have your kids begging for more! Make sure you cook the chicken on a baking sheet, not in a pan so that it can crisp up nicely on both sides. You’ll need some good ole’ bread crumbs, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Pour them into a bowl and crack an egg into the mix. Stir until they’re all mixed together then dip each slice of chicken into the mixture before cooking in hot oil or butter. Serve with rice or potatoes and vegetables of your choice!

prep: 20 mins cook: 10 mins total: 30 mins Servings: 6 Yield: 6 servings


¾ cup all-purpose flour

6 chicken breasts, cut in half lengthwise (butterflied)

1 tablespoon olive oil, or as desired

1 large lemon, zested

1 tablespoon paprika

2 eggs, beaten

salt and ground black pepper to taste

2 cups seasoned bread crumbs


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil and drizzle olive oil over foil. Place baking sheet in preheated oven.

Flatten chicken breasts so they are all about 1/4-inch thick. Season chicken with salt and pepper.

Mix flour and paprika together on a large plate. Beat eggs with salt and pepper in a shallow bowl. Mix bread crumbs and lemon zest together on a separate large plate. Dredge each chicken piece in flour mixture, then egg, and then bread crumbs mixture and set aside in 1 layer on a clean plate. Repeat with remaining chicken.

Remove baking sheet from oven and arrange chicken in 1 layer on the sheet. Drizzle more olive oil over each piece of coated chicken.

Bake in the preheated oven for 5 to 6 minutes. Flip chicken and continue baking until no longer pink in the center and the breading is lightly browned, 5 to 6 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 383 calories; protein 33.1g; carbohydrates 40.2g; fat 9.1g; cholesterol 127mg; sodium 809.8mg.

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