4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half)

Maureen Clancy, the author of this story, developed an easier and lighter version of Wiener schnitzel after her two college-aged sons discovered the dish on a trip abroad. Serve with a tossed salad of mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber, and onion.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to 1/2-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Place flour in a shallow bowl. Combine mustard and egg in a shallow dish. Combine breadcrumbs, cheese, parsley, chives, and garlic in a shallow dish. Dredge 1 chicken breast half in flour, turning to coat; shake off excess flour. Dip in egg mixture; dredge in breadcrumb mixture. Repeat procedure with remaining chicken, flour, egg mixture, and breadcrumb mixture.

Step 4

Heat oil in a large ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; sauté 2 1/2 minutes or until browned. Remove from heat. Turn chicken over; place pan in oven. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until chicken is done. Serve with lemon wedges, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

kpaquette's Review

February 15, 2015

Stasiacooks's Review

May 23, 2014
Follow the directions on cooking times perfectly and you will have a moist chicken breast. I make sure I use a nice quality mustard for great flavor. Fairly easy recipe for a weeknight.

DebCarperSmith's Review

February 02, 2013
I love this recipe. The chicken is juicy and this is a great, easy weeknight dinner.

crazy4sushi's Review

January 10, 2013
Just ok. After flattening the chicken, I could only get 3 pieces into the pan. And the breadcrumbs only were enough to cover 3 pieces.

Bierorama's Review

December 07, 2011
I've had Israeli schnitzel, prepared by a friend who was born and grew up in Israel, moving to the US in her late 20s. This is as good as, if not better than hers. And easy, to boot.

SusanDudley's Review

July 18, 2011
Didn't really enjoy this at all. You would think it would be much more flavorful but it was just kinda blah. Maybe if I had some ranch dressing or something to dip it in.

amyzgr8's Review

February 20, 2011
Excellent and easy! Double the breadcrumb batter and you're good to go. I added a bit of ginger to mine. :)

barbi3142's Review

February 23, 2010
I thought this recipe was very good and easy. I used pork and added some poultry seasoning.

Valann's Review

January 05, 2009
This was a good and flavorful recipe. I am not sure it really tasted like true schnitzel but is a tasty way to fix chicken. Very good solid recipe.