Put away the deep fryer – this simple chicken schnitzel uses the grill function to achieve a super crunchy exterior, and a tender juicy interior!
Pair with oven fries or bread rolls plus some salad ingredients for a super tasty, super-fast, family-friendly dinner.
Super Crunchy Grilled Chicken Schnitzel
- 3 cups fresh sourdough or wholemeal breadcrumbs (210 grams)
- 2 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil plus extra for drizzling
- 3/4 cup finely grated parmesan (for a golden crumb) (60 grams)
- 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves tiny and yum!
- sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste
- 4x 180 grams chicken breast fillets trimmed
- store-bought oven-baked fries and salad, or bread rolls, mayonnaise and lettuce, to serve
- Preheat oven grill (broiler) to high. Place the breadcrumbs, olive oil, parmesan, thyme, salt and pepper into a bowl and mix to combine.
- Place the chicken between 2 sheets of non-stick baking paper and, using a rolling pin or meat mallet, pound the thick end of the chicken until it is 2cm thick (this helps it cook evenly).
- Place the chicken on a greased baking tray and top generously with the crumb mixture, using your fingertips to press it onto the chicken. Drizzle with a little extra olive oil and grill for 6–8 minutes or until it is cooked through and the crumbs are golden.
- With oven gloves on, remove the chicken from the oven. Serve with a simple salad and oven-baked fries, or in a bread roll with mayonnaise and lettuce.
This recipe is just one of more than 175 included in the new and expanded edition of Basics to Brilliance Kids – A Healthy Book For Big and Little Kids (HarperCollins, RRP $49.99), by bestselling cookbook author, Donna Hay.
All about the importance of mastering the basics, a celebration of fresh, healthy food, and the joy of cooking, these fantastic, fun-filled, simple, family-friendly recipes give you and your kids endless ideas for birthday parties, picnics, school fairs, bake sales, family and celebration dinners, brilliant breakfasts, beach days, backyard movie nights and sleepovers.