Chicken Schnitzel with Lemon

National Chicken Council
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins


4-- boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1/3cup all-purpose flour
1/2teaspoon salt
1/4teaspoon black pepper
2large eggs
1cup dry bread crumbs
1/4cup vegetable oil
2tablespoons butter
1-- lemon, cut into wedges


  1. In shallow pie pan or dish, mix together flour, salt and pepper. In second shallow dish or pan, beat eggs lightly. In third shallow dish or pan, place breadcrumbs.
  2. One at a time, dip each chicken breast half first into the flour mixture, coating thoroughly and dusting off excess. Dip chicken breast next in egg, covering completely. Finally, coat chicken with bread crumbs. Place each breaded chicken breast half on plate or on small sheet pan.
  3. In large, non-stick skillet, place vegetable oil and butter. Warm over medium heat. Place chicken in skillet, cooking while turning, browning very well on both sides, about two minutes per side. Transfer chicken to paper-towel-lined plate or sheet pan.
  4. Serve with lemon wedges.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 570
  • Glycemic Load 0
  • Fat 32g
  • Saturated Fat 8g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 9g
  • Cholesterol 195mg
  • Sodium 650mg
  • Potassium 400mg
  • Carbohydrate 32g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugars 2g
  • Protein 39g
  • Trans Fat 0.5g
  • Vitamin A 8%
  • Vitamin C 35%
  • Calcium 10%
  • Iron 20%