Pounded thin chicken breasts with Cheerios® cereal coating and lemon wedges. Serve with pommes frites (French fries) or hot German potato salad.



Recipe Summary

15 mins
6 mins
1 hr
1 hr 21 mins
4 chicken schnitzel


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place chicken between 2 sheets of heavy plastic on a solid, level surface. Firmly pound with the smooth side of a meat mallet to 1/4-inch thickness.

  • Place flour in a bowl. Beat eggs together in a separate bowl. Mix crushed oat cereal, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper together in large resealable plastic bag.

  • Dredge each chicken breast in flour and dip into eggs, allowing excess egg to drip back into bowl. Transfer coated chicken to cereal mixture; seal bag and shake until evenly coated. Place coated chicken on a plate and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  • Heat oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat; fry chicken until browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a paper towel-lined plate and squeeze lemon over each.

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

365 calories; protein 31.8g 64% DV; carbohydrates 24.4g 8% DV; fat 17g 26% DV; cholesterol 162.2mg 54% DV; sodium 434.6mg 17% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
This turned out really good. I blended the Cheerios in the magic bullet until they were dust like. It didn't look like much so I added some Panko to the mix. Not necessary I don't think but I wanted to make sure they were crispy. They definitely needed more salt but other than that they were perfect and mega crispy! Read More