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Chicken Schnitzel Recipe

Chicken schnitzel (Turkish - tavuk schnitzel) is a great main meal all year round but is especially tasty during the summer months served with a simple salad.
Course Main
Cuisine International
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 350kcal
Author Turkey's For Life


  • 1 large chicken breast skin removed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 handful breadcrumbs
  • cup plain flour or corn flour
  • 1 tsp dried oregano or thyme
  • ½ teaspoon chilli flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt & pepper to season


  • Mix your breadcrumbs with dried herbs and spices.
  • Now sprinkle them over a large plate.
  • Beat your eggs and pour these onto another shallow plate. Place this next to your breadcrumb mixture.
  • Now take your chicken breast and place it into a plastic bag.
  • Use a rolling pin or something similar to beat it out, flatten and tenderise it.
  • Now you have one large schnitzel (escalope). Cut this in half to make 2 schnitzels.
  • Coat the chicken schnitzels in flour and shake off the excess.
  • Gently heat a light covering of sunflower oil in a frying pan.
  • Take your chicken schnitzels, one at a time, and coat them in the egg on both sides.
  • Now place each fillet into your bread crumb mix, cover both sides and press down to make sure the crumbs stick.
  • Turn the heat to high on your pan and place your chicken schnitzels side by side in the oil.
  • Fry for 2 minutes on each side to make your breadcrumbs go crispy.
  • Now turn the heat to medium and gently fry for a further 2-3 minutes on each side - or until your chicken is cooked.
  • Serve immediately with a side salad or other accompaniments to suit the season.


  • Your chicken can be substituted for pork or tenderised beef for this schnitzel recipe.
  • We like flavoursome foods so we like to add herbs and spices to our breadcrumb mix for chicken schnitzel. This is optional so you can leave yours plain if you like.
  • As with all of our recipes, the calorie count per serving is meant as a rough guide.
  • The number of calories will depend on the size of your chicken breast, the type of breadcrumbs you use and your oil.