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Baked Chicken Schnitzel

Posted: January 25

Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

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Chicken Schnitzel is a classic dish that’s crispy, juicy, and crunchy! It has all the savory flavor of a fried chicken except it has a lot less oil and is a lot easier to clean up with its oven-friendliness. The coating alone is infused with aromatic and delectable spices that will get your mouth watering. Chicken Schnitzel is scrumptious, savory, and hearty – it’s sure to become a staple in your home!


1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for drizzling
6 chicken breasts, halved lengthwise
salt, to taste
ground black pepper, to taste
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon paprika
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups seasoned breadcrumbs
1 large lemon, zested


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Step 2

Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil and drizzle 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over it.

Step 3

Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven.

Step 4

Flatten the chicken breasts so they are all about 1/4-inch thick.

Step 5

Season the chicken with salt and pepper.

Step 6

Mix the flour and paprika together on a large plate.

Step 7

Beat the eggs with salt and pepper in a shallow bowl.

Step 8

Mix the bread crumbs and lemon zest together on a separate large plate.

Step 9

Dredge each chicken piece in the flour mixture, then the egg, then the breadcrumbs mixture, and set each aside in a single layer on a clean plate. Continue the process until all of the chicken breasts are coated.

Step 10

Remove the baking sheet from the oven, and arrange the chicken in 1 layer on the sheet.

Step 11

Drizzle the olive oil over each piece of the coated chicken.

Step 12

Bake in the preheated oven for 5-6 minutes.

Step 13

Flip the chicken and continue baking until it is no longer pink in the center and the breading is lightly browned, 5-6 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F.

Step 14


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