The Best Chicken Schnitzel (cutlet)

Before my teenage vegetarian years I used to eat chicken schnitzel all the time. Most American families have “Pizza Night” or “Chinese Night”, and of course we had those also but the best dinner was “Schnitzel Night”. The dish was Breaded Schnitzel, mashed potatoes and of course Israeli Salad.  The mashed potatoes and the salad I will get back to another day but today it’s alllllll about the Schnitzel.

There are so many different ingredients people use to bread food- anything from regular Bread Crumbs to chopped nuts and potato chips. Here is my favorite recipe:

Panko Breaded Schnitzel

Chicken Schnitzel Recipe:

  • 2 whole chicken breasts, skinned, boned and halved
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose white flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup unseasoned Panko ( Japanese style breadcrumbs- so yummy and crunchy)
  • Paprika, garlic, salt, pepper and parsley to taste  (if you rather not season it then make sure to buy SEASONED style Panko)
  • oil for frying
  • Mustard and/or Ketchup

1. Put flour in a shallow bowl.
2. Beat eggs in a second shallow bowl.
3. Mix Panko bread crumbs with spices in a third shallow bowl.
4. Beat chicken breasts to flatten. Dip chicken in flour, shaking off excess. Then dip in eggs, shaking off excess. Then dip in seasoned crumbs.
5. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.
6. Fry chicken in hot oil on both sides. Fry for 1-2 minutes per side or until golden brown.  Serve with mustard/ketchup.


1.  The key to good schnitzel is knowing just how long to fry. Make sure the meat is white (not pink) but be careful not to overcook it because it will become  too dry.

2. Freshly fried schnitzel tastes best, so fry them just before serving if possible.


“Eating is really one of you indoor sports, you play three times a day, and it’s well worthwhile to make the game as pleasant as possible.”

~Dorothy Draper

Speak to you soon,

                  Nicole Doreen


10 responses to “The Best Chicken Schnitzel (cutlet)

  1. Gonna have to try this soon!

  2. Great post today thanks for sharing. I enjoy reading your blog very much. Food and great recipes are something I take for granted these days. Have a great day.

    Check out Today’s Recipe

  3. Really does look very good. Wonder if it is truly better than mine? hmmmmm

  4. It is the best treat I can have . Tray it

    I have a really good baked “schnitzel” recipe 🙂

  6. I used to work in small restaraunt in Israel and we always added a bit of minced garlic into the eggs mixture. try it!

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