Chicken schnitzel with stale bread crumbs

If you did anything with bread crumbs, let it be a schnitzel. The crumbs create a protective layer over the meat when cooking, keeping it moist and tender on the inside with a crispy texture on the outside. If you’d like a healthy alternative to fried chicken, this one’s for you.

Ingredients (Makes 2)

6 tbsps of bread crumbs (see how this is done), 2 chicken breasts butterflied (i.e slice laterally through meat), 1 egg, 1 tbsp of plain flour, 2 wedges of lemon


Time: Prep – 15 mins, Cook – 20 mins

Preheat oven to 200C and create an assembly line of (see leftmost picture below) of 1) crumbs mixed with flour 2) beaten egg 3) oven tray with baking paper.

Dip chicken in egg wash and then coat with crumb and flour mixture. Heat a pan with olive oil at medium heat and cook the chicken for 3 minutes on each side, using a heavy object to flatten the meat , increasing the surface area for heat absorption.

Place on oven tray and finish cooking in the oven for the next 10 minutes at 200C. Plate with a wedge or two of lemon.

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