Chicken schnitzel with coleslaw

Chicken schnitzel with coleslaw

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Prep: 30 mins Cook: 10 mins

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Serves 4

Chicken breasts are tenderised, covered in breadcrumbs and fried until golden and crispy. A dinner that kids will love cooking and eating.

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal430
  • fat19g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs26g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre5g
  • protein36g
  • salt1.1g
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    For the schnitzel

    • 4 small chicken breasts
    • 3 tbsp grated parmesan



      Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

    • 100g flour



      Flour is usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As the main…

    • 1 large egg, beaten



      The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

    • 75g dried breadcrumbs (we used panko)
    • 75ml vegetable oil

    For the coleslaw

    • 300g white cabbage, shredded
    • 1 large carrot, peeled and grated



      The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

    • 6 spring onions, sliced diagonally
      Spring onions

      Spring onion

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      Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

    • 1 red-skinned apple, grated



      Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

    • 150g pot natural yogurt
    • juice ½ lemon



      Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

    • 2 tsp English mustard


    1. For the coleslaw, get your child to mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. Season a little and set aside.

    2. Place a layer of cling film on your work surface and pop the chicken fillets on top. Cover with another piece of cling film and, using a rolling pin, ask your child to bash the chicken until it is 2-3mm thick.

    3. Put the flour on a plate and season, then put the egg on another plate. Get your child to dip the chicken in the flour to coat, then into the egg.

    4. Mix together the breadcrumbs and Parmesan in a shallow bowl, then ask your child to toss the chicken in the mixture to completely coat in the crumbs. Put the chicken on a plate and chill in the fridge until ready to eat if you’re not cooking them straight away.

    5. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a fairly high heat and cook the chicken schnitzels two at a time. Sizzle them for 2-3 mins each side until completely golden, then lift out onto kitchen paper to drain. You can keep them warm in a low oven while you cook the rest. Serve with the coleslaw.

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    Comments, questions and tips

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    28th Jul, 2016
    We thought that this was really nice. I used some finely grated strong cheddar as I can't stand Parmesan. I'm afraid that I cheated and used tesco 'finest' coleslaw. Served it with new potatoes and tomato.
    6th Sep, 2015
    The whole family found the schnitzel very nice. We didn't make the coleslaw as it is only me that likes it but can certainly recommend the schnitzel. I added some mixed herbs to the breadcrumbs which was a nice addition.
    Nicky Gumery 111
    15th Apr, 2015
    Made this last night for myself and my fussy teenager - it was delicious! Very easy to make and much better then shop bought. Will definitely become a regular on our meal planner! Only advise - You don't need as much flour, I threw a lot away.
    lora789's picture
    16th Mar, 2015
    Children like such food. One more healthy chicken recipe :
    2nd Feb, 2015
    Very easy and delicious - beats the supermarket breaded stuff hands down, and a nice coleslaw too.
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