This recipe couldn't get any easier.
The versatility of this recipe comes from what you serve it with. Salad (especially rocket) , roasted root veg, chips, roast tomatoes, greens. They ALL work with this! So it's great to go with what you have in your cupboards.
I love it with roasted tomatoes, rocket and a bit of balsamic as those are the flavours I adore!
Kids absolutely love this. They can get involved in the process too!
2 chicken breast
Breadcrumbs from 2 slices of bread (bought or homemade)
1 egg or milk or natural yoghurt
3 tablespoon any type of flour
1 teaspoon of dried oregano, thyme, mint or rosemary
2 teaspoons grated parmigiana (optional)
Butter or oil for shallow frying
1 lemon zest and juice
3 shallow bowls or lipped plates
1 - Between 2 pieces of clingfilm flatten the chicken breast down to about 1 cm thick.
2 - In a bowl mix the breadcrumbs, herb of choice, parmigiana, salt and pepper and the grated zest of 1 lemon, a tip out on the plate/shallow bowl.
3 - On another put the egg or your egg substitute if you can't find eggs right now.
Then finally put the flour last.
4 - Season the chicken with some salt and pepper then I will this order dip into the flour and coat completely, then dip in the egg or milk mixture, followed by the breadcrumb mixture.
5 - In a frying pan put the oil or butter and heat till it melts, put your chicken Schnitzel into the pan and cook on each side for a few minutes on each side till it browns and cooks through.
6 - Enjoy with a good squeeze of lemon juice.
This can be done in the oven, put them on a rack over a tray and bake at 200* (190* fan) for 20 minutes turning over half way through.
Halloumi works well as a substitute for the parmigiana or you can leave it out completly.
This can be done with pork chops, do the exact same process but they will cook for a little less time in the oven. About 15 minutes should be enough.
It can also be veggie by using halloumi instead - which I must admit I absolutly love!
Different breadcrumbs will give a slightly different texture and look a little different . Homemade will be courser, and shop bought will obviously be a lot finer, but both will be delicious
Be inventive! Whatever herbs you have will work. If you want a kick add a few chilli flakes or paprika, love oriental flavours, of you're doing chicken then some 5 spice add a lovely fragrant flavour to it too.