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Homemade Chicken Schnitzel Recipe

Get a taste of Germany with our easy homemade chicken schnitzel recipe. Made with tender chicken, breadcrumbs, and seasonings, it's crispy and delicious.

Homemade chicken schnitzel is a popular dish that originated in Germany, it is made by pounding chicken breast to a thin and even thickness, and then coating it in a mixture of flour, eggs and breadcrumbs before being pan-fried or deep-fried to a golden brown color.
The result is a crispy, tender and juicy chicken cutlet that is perfect as a main dish, it can be served with a variety of sides such as mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, or a salad.
It is a versatile dish that can be also served plain or with a variety of sauces and toppings, such as mushroom gravy, lemon wedges or lingonberry jam.


Homemade Chicken Schnitzel Recipe

Cooking method: Frying
Cuisine: German
Difficulty: beginner
Prep timeCook TimeRest TimeTotal Time
15 min 15 min - 30 min
Servings: 4 person
Calories: 460kcal
Best season: all

Chicken schnitzel is a popular dish

that is believed to have originated in Austria. The word “schnitzel” comes from the German word “schnitzen,” which means to cut or slice.

Homemade Chicken Schnitzel Recipe
Get a taste of Germany with our easy homemade chicken schnitzel recipe

It’s believed that the dish was brought to Austria by the Romans, and it was then popularized by the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The dish then spread throughout central Europe and eventually became a popular dish in Germany and other countries.

In the 20th century, the dish started to be made with chicken meat, which is a more affordable alternative to veal or pork and it became very popular in many countries around the world.

The traditional recipe is usually pan-fried in oil, but variations of the dish such as oven-baked or deep-fried also exist.
The dish is usually served with lemon wedges and a variety of side dishes such as french fries, mashed potatoes, and salad.



  1. Place the chicken breasts

    between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound them with a meat mallet until they are an even ¼ -inch thickness.

  2. In a shallow dish, combine the flour, salt, pepper and paprika.

  3. In another shallow dish, place the beaten eggs.

  4. Place the breadcrumbs in a third shallow dish.

  5. Dip each chicken breast in the flour mixture, then the egg mixture and finally in the breadcrumbs.

  6. Press the breadcrumbs onto the chicken to make sure they adhere.

  7. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  8. Add the chicken and cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until golden brown and cooked through.

  9. Remove the chicken from the skillet and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.

    Enjoy, Good Appetite!

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