Moist juicy chicken marinated in lemon juice and finished with a crisp breadcrumb crust.

Double or triple this recipe and make a big batch using fresh chicken breasts and freeze for an easy quick homemade meal during the week.

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Makes

4 schnitzles

Prep Time:

20 minutes

Cook Time:

10 minutes

Good For:

dinner or lunch

Ingredients

  • 2 large fresh chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 to 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups homemade breadcrumbs (see tip below)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter

    How to make Lemony Chicken Schnitzels

    Check out our easy step by step video

    Step by Step Instructions

    Step 1

    Slice the chicken breasts in half horizontally, so you get 4 thin chicken breast pieces

    Step 2

    Place them in a stainless-steel bowl and mix in the lemon juice

    Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours

    Step 3

    Dip each chicken breast piece into the cornstarch coating all sides, then the egg and finally press into the breadcrumbs covering each side

    Step 4

    In a frying pan, gently heat the oil and melt the butter

    Placed the chicken in the pan and let it cook for at least 2 minutes before turning it over – it should be nicely browned

    Step 5

    Turn them over, and cook for another 2 minutes and then turn over again

    Step 6

    Keep cooking and turning until the chicken is cooked through – about 8 minutes

    Tip

    Keep the temperature of the stove light on the low end so you don’t burn the outside before the chicken is cooked all the way through

    Breadcrumbs

    Make your own breadcrumbs in a blender

    Cut fresh bread slices into cubes

    In small batches, pulse in the blender to make a fine crumb

    Freeze a Big Batch

    Ensure you only use fresh never frozen chicken breast and fresh never frozen bread for your breadcrumbs

    Place on a cookie sheet in a single layer, cover, and freeze

    When frozen, remove from the tray and store in a freezer bag to pull out as needed

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    Lemony Chicken Schnitzels

    Moist juicy chicken, marinated in lemon juice and finished with a crisp breadcrumb crust. Double or triple this recipe and make a big batch using fresh chicken breasts and freeze for an easy quick homemade meal during the week.
    5 from 1 vote
    Prep Time 20 mins
    Cook Time 10 mins
    Total Time 30 mins
    Course Main Course
    Cuisine American
    Servings 4
    Calories 554 kcal

    Ingredients
      

    • 2 chicken breasts
    • ¼ cup lemon juice
    • ½ cup corn starch
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 ½ cups breadcrumbs see tip below
    • ¼ cup olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons butter

    Instructions
     

    • Slice the chicken breasts in half horizontally, so you get 4 thin chicken breast pieces
    • Place them in a stainless-steel bowl and mix in the lemon juice
    • Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours
    • Dip each chicken breast piece into the cornstarch coating all sides, then the egg and finally press into the breadcrumbs covering each side
    • In a frying pan, gently heat the oil and melt the butter
    • Placed the chicken in the pan and let it cook for at least 2 minutes before turning it over – it should be nicely browned
    • Turn them over, and cook for another 2 minutes and then turn over again
    • Keep cooking and turning until the chicken is cooked through – about 8 minutes

    Notes

    Keep the temperature of the stove light on the low end so you don't burn the outside before the chicken is cooked all the way through.
    Make your own breadcrumbs in a blender, cut fresh bread slices into cubes, and in small batches, pulse in the blender to make a fine crumb.
    Ensure you only use fresh never frozen chicken breast and fresh never frozen bread for your breadcrumbs.
    To freeze, place on a cookie sheet in a single layer, cover, and freeze.
    When frozen, remove from the tray and store in a freezer bag to pull out as needed.

    Nutrition Facts per serving

    Calories: 554kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 32gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 169mgSodium: 511mgPotassium: 544mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 328IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 92mgIron: 3mg

    This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

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