Chicken Schnitzel with Mashed Potatoes and Chopped Israeli Salad

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Serving Size: 1 cutlet, 4 ounces potato, 7 ounce salad
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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 mashed potatoes and chopped Isralei salad
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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 mashed potatoes:

  • In a large saucepan add enough water to cover the potatoes by an inch. Add some salt and bring to a boil. Cook potatoes until they slip off a knife inserted into the center, about 20 minutes. Drain.
  • Using a potato masher or ricer, mash about half the potatoes in the pot. Add the cream and butter. Continue mashing until smooth.
  • Season with Kosher salt and pepper.

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 Prep20
Hands-On Cook30
Hands-Off Cook0
Total Time50 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 freshly 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 mashed potatoes:

  • 2 ½ pound yukon gold potato peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoon Kosher salt for boiling potatoes and seasoning mashed potatoes
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper more or less to taste

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 fresh 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: 920kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 22g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 194mg | Sodium: 3397mg | Potassium: 1933mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 2339IU | Vitamin C: 84mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 6mg

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