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Baked Chicken Schnitzel

Rated as 4.51 out of 5 Stars
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"Growing up, chicken schnitzel was a classic. I decided to make this dish oven-friendly using less oil, and an easier cleanup. This dish tastes great with potato salad, or mashed potatoes and a nice crisp salad. Tastes great the next day cold too! It's a family-favorite! Enjoy with fresh squeezed lemon juice."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 383
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil and drizzle olive oil over foil. Place baking sheet in preheated oven.
  2. Flatten chicken breasts so they are all about 1/4-inch thick. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  3. Mix flour and paprika together on a large plate. Beat eggs with salt and pepper in a shallow bowl. Mix bread crumbs and lemon zest together on a separate large plate. Dredge each chicken piece in flour mixture, then egg, and then bread crumbs mixture and set aside in 1 layer on a clean plate. Repeat with remaining chicken.
  4. Remove baking sheet from oven and arrange chicken in 1 layer on the sheet. Drizzle more olive oil over each piece of coated chicken.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 5 to 6 minutes. Flip chicken and continue baking until no longer pink in the center and the breading is lightly browned, 5 to 6 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • You can also use panko or season your own bread crumbs.
  • Editor's Note:
  • Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of breading ingredients. The actual amount of breading consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 383 calories; 9.1 40.2 33.1 127 810 Full nutrition

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Absolutely amazing!!!! No other words. Simple to make and delicious just without the excess oil! Thanks for this recipe. Will now make a weekly meal out of this... and picky eater kids ask for m...

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I'm not sure what happened since I followed the recipe exactly, but this was a total flop. It came out soggy; I tried flipping and baking more, but was afraid it would dry out. When my extended ...

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Absolutely amazing!!!! No other words. Simple to make and delicious just without the excess oil! Thanks for this recipe. Will now make a weekly meal out of this... and picky eater kids ask for m...

Made following recipe exactly, except we didn't flip the chicken and it certainly wasn't soggy. We had great praise from the 56 people to whom we served it. Easy to make. Served with pickled ...

Extremely delicious dish, and an excellent recipe as written. It's definitely worth the mild annoyance of dredging/coating. It was very good even with store-brand seasoned bread crumbs. Don't om...

My 11 year old daughter made this and my husband loved it!

Excellent!!! We loved this chicken. So much flavour and far less oil than the traditional cooking method. I made this exactly as written and can't think of anything that would improve it. I used...

I'm not sure what happened since I followed the recipe exactly, but this was a total flop. It came out soggy; I tried flipping and baking more, but was afraid it would dry out. When my extended ...

Yee-Haw! Tasty, moist and juicy chicken breasts without having to fry! I used gluten free ingredients. My chicken breasts were a bit bigger than average, so I had to double the bread crumbs and ...

I needed a new way to cook pork loin chops. I followed the directions (cut everything in half because I only had three chops) and they turned out great. The lemon zest added just the right zing....

Works fine as is. I once tried House-Autry chicken breader instead of bread crumbs and got a lighter coating that way. By the way, auf Deutsch die Name ist "Haenchen Schnitzel." ("Little Hen ...