Panko-Coated Chicken Schnitzel

Panko-Coated Chicken Schnitzel

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  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups panko
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 6 ounces each), butterflied and pounded 1/4-inch-thick (we used pre-pounded, thin sliced chicken breast from the grocery)
  • s&p
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tbsp evoo
  • 2 teaspoons capers
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley


Set the flour, eggs and panko in three separate shallow bowls. Season the chicken cutlets with s&p. Dredge the chicken in the flour, shaking off any excess, then dip in the eggs, again shaking off any excess, and coat thoroughly with the panko, pressing lightly to adhere.

In each of 2 large skillets, heat 1/4 cup of canola oil. Add the chicken and cook over moderately high heat, turning once, until golden and crispy, about 3-4 minutes total. Transfer the chicken to a paper towel-lined baking sheet and sprinkle with salt.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt the butter and cook over moderately high heat until browned and nutty, about 4 minutes. Add evoo and stir in the capers, lemon juice and parsley. Spoon over the chicken and serve immediately.