That’s schnitzel that takes half the time to prepare. This is the easiest and quickest way to get crispy baked chicken schnitzel on the table.
I think that schnitzel must be the all-around favorite dinner. But the only thing that’s better than schnitzel (assuming you’re baking your schnitzel) is fried schnitzel. So why put that schnitzel on a baking sheet instead? Sometimes you want to avoid a frying mess, or don’t want to babysit a pan. This recipe does more than save you the frying time…it saves you the coating time too! Usually, you need to coat the chicken in something first to allow the bread crumbs to stick and then add the crumb coating. Not anymore. This easy schnitzel is a one-step process. Coat and bake. It’s ready faster than you can say dinner done!
- 4 chicken breasts (1 ½ lbs), cut into strips
- 1-1 ¼ cups homestyle breadcrumbs (such as Osem, or cornflake crumbs)
- ½ cup oil
- ½ cup sesame seeds
- ¾ tsp salt
- Dash of black pepper
- 4 garlic cloves, crushed
- Preheat oven to 425ºF.
- Combine bread crumbs, oil, sesame seeds, salt, pepper, and garlic. (If you don’t want to use sesame seeds, add the equivalent amount of bread crumbs.) Place chicken pieces in breadcrumbs mixture, coating chicken well with crumbs.
- Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Place chicken strips on baking sheets, making sure they aren't too close to each other. Bake covered for 10 minutes. Uncover for an additional 10-14 minutes, until edges are golden and chicken is cooked through.
*I like to use Osem’s crumbs, which are golden in color and have a slightly thicker texture.
*You can easily fry this instead of baking. It’s obviously good.
Looking to impress? Try Mongolian Beef for another delicious dinner idea.