Thursday, November 19, 2009

Chicken Schnitzel



Chicken Schnitzel is a great recipe that I discovered from Flavours magazine (September - October 2009). If I did not make an attempt to cook this dish, I would not know how crispy and tender the chicken breast can be. :)

As per the recipe, the chicken breast will need to be flatten upon cooking. So, I invest on a meat tenderizer, a kitchen tool that looks similar to a hammer. :) I knocked the chicken breast on both sides to flatten it. The whole process was like beating an enemy (the chicken of course), hoo hoo... pity the chicken. This step is the most important, otherwise the cooked chicken breast will be hard and too chewy.

I served the Chicken Schnitzel with hard boiled eggs and blanched sweet snow peas, turning it into a satisfying Western meal. Looks wonderful, isn't it?



Chicken Schnitzel (Recipe by Jean-Michel Fraisse) Serves 2 Ingredients:

1 and a half chicken breast, skinned, cut into 3 pieces and flattened
1 egg
salt and pepper to taste
80g flour
80g bread crumbs
cooking oil
50g butter

Method:


1. Preheat oven to 180 degree Celsius.

2. Beat egg with 1 tbsp of oil, salt and pepper. Coat the beaten chicken breast first with flour, then egg mixture and bread crumbs.

3. In a saute pan, heat up oil and butter, and saute chicken over medium heat till golden brown on both sides. Transfer to the oven to finish cooking. This will take about 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the meat.

18 comments:

Duckie said...

really should get myself a proper oven huh? got so many things to cook/bake with oven. this recipe looks do-able!!!

SimpleGirl said...

look like those serve at restaurant! your cooking is simply marvellous!!

xin said...

i watched in a program that if we squeeze lemon juice onto the meat while it is being marinated, it will soften the texture of the meat too.

New Kid on the Blog said...

you really inspire me!!!!

noobcook said...

what a wonderful meal. It looks like restaurant quality to me! I wanna invest on a meat tenderiser too; right now I'm using a pestle or the back of a knife to flatten the meat.

J2Kfm said...

the shots look lovely. to be dipped into some sauces?

allie said...

Must let my bf knows about this, he always complain about how dry and hard chicken breast meat can be!

Karine said...

Your chicken sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

mimid3vils said...

what's the purpose we put the chicken into oven?

Elin said...

Congrats...this looks like those served at restaurant. Well done! I love recipes from Flavour magazine!Will try this out one day :))

Food For Tots said...

Jamie Oliver used a rolling pin to flatten the chicken breast in his Ministry of Food show. I had tried his tip and it worked well too! Your shot is simply awesome and the chicken schnitzel looks perfectly cooked!

Little Inbox said...

Duckie, yes, oven is essential.

SimpleGirl, thank you! :)

xin, oh really? Thanks for sharing.

New Kid, you can do it too. It's not difficult.

noobcook, got other method too, see xin and Food for Tot's comments.

Little Inbox said...

J2Kfm, there's actually a butter sauce in the recipe, but I omit it.

Allie, hehe, he should change his thinking. :)

Karine, no problem.

mimid3vils, baking is to get the chicken cook completely and to get a nice color of the crispy outer layer.

Elin, thanks. :)

Food for Tots, thanks for sharing the tips. :)

George Gaston said...

This chicken dish looks incredibly delicious! I am definitely going to give it a try.

I love your blog and all the creative spices you use in your cooking. Look forward to reading more of your post. Thanks...

Little Inbox said...

Hi George, welcome to my blog! Hope to see you more often! :)

TasteStopping said...

Isn't it a bit surprising how satisfying it can be to use a meat tenderizer! You can really get a good workout in. This is great inspiration, as I used to love Wiener Schnitzel, fried egg and all, but I think these days chicken is more my speed. Thanks for sharing!

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katerina said...

You know Schnitzel is one of my boyfriends favorite things and I have never made it for him. Bad me.. this looks amazing!

lostpastremembered said...

What a great idea and perfect photo... quick and delicious!

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