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Chicken Schnitzel with Brown Rice and Chopped Israeli Salad

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$48.75 Cooking Fee
Serving Size: 1 cutlet, 4 ounces potato, 7 ounce salad
Recipe adapted from:
Reneta Jenik
Schnitzel is a traditional German dish in which meat is pounded, coated with breadcrumbs, then lightly fried. This version uses chicken breasts and is served with Brown Rice and chopped Isralei salad
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For the brown rice:

  • Heat pot over medium heat. Add oil, swirling to coat pan. Add rice and toast until fragrant, shaking pan occasionally, around 5 minutes. Add broth, water, and salt. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce to low and simmer with lid on. Simmer until water has been absorbed, about 40-45 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, keep lid on, and let rice sit 19 minutes. Remove lid and fluff with fork. Fold in parsley.

For the chopped Israeli salad

  • Chop the first 6 ingredients into a very small fine dice. The smaller you chop the better.
  • Place in a large bowl and toss with the lemon zest, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper.
  • Taste and adjust lemon and salt to your liking.

For the schnitzel:

  • Meanwhile, pre-heat oven to 250 degrees if you wish to keep chicken warm.
  • Cut the chicken breasts horizontally into two pieces. Place the pieces between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound them until they are ¼ inch thick. Lightly season both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Place the flour, egg and breadcrumbs in 3 separate shallow bowls. Add garlic powder to breadcrumbs and mix to combine.
  • Heat ¼ inch oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. While skillet is heating up, dip the chicken in this order: flour, eggs, breadcrumbs. Coat both sides, gently shaking off any excess breadcrumbs.
  • Cook cutlets about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to wire rack and place in oven while cooking the remaining cutlets.
  • For serving, squeeze with fresh lemon juice and top with chopped parsley. Serve with mashed potatoes. Allow to cool completely before storing any leftovers.

Cook Times

Active Prep15
Hands-On Cook15
Hands-Off Cook15
Total Time45 minutes
Recipe Serving Size6



For the chicken:

  • 2 pound boneless skinless chicken breast about 3 large chicken breast
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Kosher salt more or less to taste
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper more or less to taste
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 egg large, beaten
  • 2 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ cup avocado oil for frying

For serving:

  • 2 tablespoon Italian parsley chopped
  • 1 lemon cut into 6 wedges

For the brown rice:

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cup long grain brown rice
  • 3 cup low sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup Italian parsley chopped, optional

For the chopped Israeli salad

  • 1.5 pound tomato extra-large finely diced
  • 1  English cucumber finely diced
  • 3 ounce onion finely diced
  • 1 ounce orange bell pepper finely diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh herbs Italian parsley, mint or cilantro, or a mix of all three
  • 1.5 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice start with ½ a lemon, add more to taste
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper  to taste

Cooking Tools Required

12-inch skillet, 5-quart saucepot, Cooling Rack, Cutting board, Measuring cups and spoons, Meat Pounder, Oven, Potato Masher, Sharp Knives, Tongs, Top Stove, Vegetable Peeler
Reheating/Serving Instructions

Best eaten right after cooking. Heat potatoes in microwave on medium-high heat until heated through. Heat chicken in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.


Calories: 895kcal | Carbohydrates: 98g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 21g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 151mg | Sodium: 1727mg | Potassium: 1265mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2270IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 144mg | Iron: 5mg

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