There are countless recipes for chicken schnitzel. The main difference I think is the seasoning that is used. I am going to just give you a simple recipe that you can change the seasonings to suit your own taste should you chose.
Basically it is the technique of breading & frying food that I am going to explain…
My mom taught me how make breaded fried meats & fish. Always the same method. Just the protein is different, the seasonings could change up a bit & the dry bread crumbs…my mom always used matzo meal ( finely ground up matzo made into a fine dry crumb). Sometimes I use corn flake crumbs, sometimes I use panco crumbs. There is no really reason why I choice which crumb to use…. but I think I mostly use panko on fish. For this schnitzel I used matzo meal. just what I took out of the cupboard…so the dry crumb you use is your choice. Try with different crumbs & decide which you like. I really like to use the corn flake crumbs too.. it gives a nice flavour.
1 pkg of turkey, chicken or veal schnitzel…or if you can not find schnitzel, you can pound some chicken breasts yourself. Take the chicken & put it onto a board, cover it with plastic wrap & if you have one, use a food mallet, if not use a rolling pin, & pound the meat until it is very thin…maybe 1/4 inch thick…
2 cups flour
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp seasoned salt
salt & pepper
3 cups dry bread crumbs of your choice
oil for frying
You need a large frying pan
- Put your meat onto a plate or in a dish so that it is ready to cook
- Put your flour into a pie plate or flat bowl, & season it with the garlic powder, salt, pepper & seasoned salt. . Start with 2 cups of flour, if you need more just add it & add some more spices
- In another dish… a pie plate or flat bowl, whisk the eggs with a bit of water & season some salt & pepper
- In yet another dish, put the bread crumbs in it…& put in some dry parsley & mix it up
- Now….Take one piece of meat, dredge it with the seasoned flour, dip it in the eggs & turn it over so it is completely covered with egg, then put it into the bread crumbs…coating completely
- Heat the frying pan with enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan
- Fry the meat in batches, make sure there is enough room in the pan so that it isn’t squished
- Fry on one side until nice & brown, then flip over & continue frying until the second side is brown & the meat is cooked *** if your schnitzel gets too brown & the meat isn’t cooked through,,,which can happen,,,just put it in the oven to finish cooking
- Place the cooked meat onto paper towels to drain any excess oil off of it
- You can keep this warm in the oven if you are making it ahead. Put the schnitzel onto baking sheets lined with foil & into a hot oven I put mine into a 350f oven & if they start to get too brown& not is going to be a long time, I lower the heat.