Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Herb And Parmesan Crumbed Chicken Schnitzel With Coleslaw

I am spending less and less time in the kitchen as the weather gets warmer. This is such a wonderful dish that can be whipped up fairly quickly, leaving me more time to tend to other things. Try making your own mayonnaise for the coleslaw; you will be surprised by how easy the process is, not to mention how much tastier it is compared to the shop bought ones. If you prefer a healthier side dish, check out the apple, fennel and radish salad I served with my pork schnitzel a while back.

serves 2 
you'll need;
2 free range chicken breasts
1 cup of panko* bread crumbs
grated rind of 1 lemon
1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
flour for coating
1 egg, lightly beaten
*Japanese bread crumbs, available from good Asian grocers.

for the coleslaw;
1/2 a cabbage, finely shredded
1 large carrot, finely shredded
1 red onion, finely sliced

for the mayo;
2 egg yolks
1 tbs of white wine vinegar
1 tsp of English mustard
pinch of salt

To prepare the herb and parmesan crumbs - place panko in a shallow bowl, add chopped parsley, grated lemon rind and parmesan cheese. Season and mix well.

To prepare the mayo - in a bowl whisk egg yolks, vinegar, mustard and a pinch of salt. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil and whisk continuously til thick and emulsified. Check for seasonings and refrigerate before using.

Finely shred the vegetables.

Add half the mayo to the shredded vegetables, mix well and check for seasonings.

To prepare the chicken - First make a slit half way down in the middle of a chicken breast.

Cut the chicken side way to create a flap.

do the same with the other side, you should have a piece of chicken more or less the same thickness.

 Flatten it evenly on both side with a mallet.

Crumb the chicken (flour-beaten egg-breadcrumbs). Shallow fry til golden and crispy and drain well.

Serve immediately with the coleslaw and a wedge of lemon.


  1. Anak -anak pasti suka resepi yang begini.Terima kasih sb sudi berkongsi resepi:)

  2. Great looking schnitzel there buddy! I am with you on the homemade mayo.

  3. hi tummy..makcik suka ssangat resepi ni..cucu makcik mesti suka..

  4. I'm sure my kids would love this, immediate bookmarked, Thanks for sharing.

  5. Lovely schnitzel! I must try making my own mayonnaise too.

  6. I have to admit.. once you've had panko, you never go back! Love the breadcrumbs!

  7. So much work!!

    Can i just self-invite when u cook this?? :P

  8. making making & bookmarked! O YUM!

  9. One of my all-time favorite recipes.I could serve this to my family five days a week and they'd still gobble it up.

  10. That looks awesome! I am coming over for lunch! Hey, i finally did make the net bread and I have to say it was back-bending without the special tool for it. I used a piping bag and made the batter a little thick cause even the smallest piping tip was big...but it was worth it. I loved it. Will be posting it soon. Tx for the recipe.

  11. I love chicken with parmesan and panko, and I just won some lemon pepper panko bread crumbs...perfect for this recipe! I'll definitely make it when I receive it. I will make my own mayo when I get really farm fresh eggs. The coleslaw looks really good (and I usually don't care for coleslaw).

    What a great quick meal! It's not cold here yet, so it looks good.

  12. Awesome..can't ask for a better meal..

  13. My husband love this type of breadcrumbs and parmesan crusted chicken. We call it Chicken Milanese and it is usually top with a sunny side up egg.

  14. You make awesome awesome yummy food! must get myself a packet of panko.

  15. This looks so delicious..my little boy will be very happy to be served this :)

  16. Scrumptious! You really took to the trouble to prepare everything from scratch! even the mayo! Impressive!

  17. This could be the best schnitzel I have ever seen. Great work my friend!

  18. Haha you called this spending less time in the kitchen :) to me less time means instant noodles lol

  19. This is one of our favorite meals. I usually just serve it with lemon wedges.


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