Chicken Schnitzel, a beloved dish with roots in Central European cuisine, has become a favorite in households around the world. Its simplicity, combined with the deliciously crispy crust and tender, juicy meat, makes it a winner for family dinners and special occasions alike. Today, we'll guide you through making this classic delight right in your own kitchen.

chicken schnitzel

Ingredients You'll Need


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs (Panko for extra crunch)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ cup vegetable oil (for frying)


  • Lemon wedges (for serving)
  • Fresh parsley (for garnish)

Step-by-Step Cooking Instructions

1. Prepare the Chicken:

  1. Pound the Chicken: Place each chicken breast between two sheets of plastic wrap or parchment paper. Use a meat mallet or rolling pin to pound the chicken to about ¼-inch thickness.
  2. Season the Chicken: Season both sides of the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder.

2. Set Up the Breading Station:

  1. Flour: Place the flour in a shallow dish.
  2. Egg Wash: In another shallow dish, beat the eggs until well-mixed.
  3. Breadcrumbs: Place the breadcrumbs in a third shallow dish.

3. Bread the Chicken:

  1. Dredge in Flour: Coat each chicken breast lightly in flour, shaking off any excess.
  2. Dip in Egg: Dip the floured chicken into the beaten eggs, ensuring it is fully coated.
  3. Coat with Breadcrumbs: Press the chicken into the breadcrumbs, coating evenly on both sides. For an extra-crispy schnitzel, press the breadcrumbs firmly into the chicken.

4. Fry the Schnitzel:

  1. Heat the Oil: In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat until shimmering but not smoking.
  2. Fry the Chicken: Carefully place the breaded chicken breasts into the hot oil. Fry for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and cooked through. The internal temperature should reach 165°F (75°C).
  3. Drain the Chicken: Transfer the cooked schnitzel to a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.

Tips for the Best Results

  • Choose the Right Chicken: Opt for fresh, high-quality chicken breasts for the best texture and flavor.
  • Breading Technique: Ensure even coating by pressing the breadcrumbs firmly onto the chicken.
  • Frying Tips: Maintain the oil at the correct temperature to avoid soggy or burnt schnitzel. Use a thermometer if necessary.

Serving Suggestions

Chicken Schnitzel pairs wonderfully with various side dishes. Here are some ideas for a complete meal:

  • Classic: Serve with lemon wedges and a simple green salad with a light vinaigrette.
  • Comfort Food: Pair with mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables.
  • German Style: Accompany with potato salad and sauerkraut for a traditional touch.


Now that you have the recipe and tips, it's time to bring this classic delight to your table! Give this Crispy Chicken Schnitzel a try and enjoy the smiles it brings to your family's faces. Don't forget to share your culinary creations with us—we'd love to see your delicious results!

Happy cooking!

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