Chicken Schnitzel

German Chicken Schnitzel recipe. This is a grandma recipe so you know it's going to be good. This easy meal only takes 15 minutes! Make sure to serve with classic German sides like potato salad, sauerkraut and spaetzle.  
Course Main Course
Cuisine German
Keyword Chicken Schnitzel
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 305kcal


  • 1 pound chicken tenderloins
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • fresh lemon to squeeze on top


  • Put the chicken tenderloins in a shallow pan filled with all purpose flour. Flip the chicken so it's coated with flour on both sides.
  • Crack 2 eggs in a bowl or pan, add vegetable oil, and a little bit of salt and pepper for flavor.  Use a fork and gently beat the eggs, like you would do for scrambled eggs. Add your chicken to it.  Flip to the other side to fully coat the chicken in eggs.
  • Add bread crumbs to a bowl. One at a time, put the chicken in the bread crumbs, mixing the chicken around so it's fully coated in bread crumbs.  Make sure it's coated completely - all sides and all nooks and crannies!
  • Using a large pan, coat lightly in olive oil.  The olive oil is going to help us fry the chicken.
  • Once the pan is heated up, add chicken and cook on both sides, until browned, crisp and the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.  This will take about 10 minutes.
  • Serve on plates with German sides, like potato salad, sauerkraut and spaetzle.  Take a fresh lemon and give a little squeeze on top of your chicken schnitzel! Enjoy!


Calories: 305kcal