Crispy Lemon-Dijon Chicken Schnitzel


Embark on a culinary journey with our Crispy Lemon-Dijon Chicken Schnitzel—a modern rendition of a timeless classic. Immerse yourself in the symphony of flavors as you bite into golden-brown perfection, revealing moist and tender chicken within. This quick and easy dish, prepared in under 20 minutes, promises a satisfying culinary experience that will leave your taste buds craving for more.


  • 4 chicken cutlets
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
  • 1 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Lemon wedges
  • Fresh parsley, chopped
  • Fresh dill, chopped


  1. Add flour to a rimmed plate. Whisk eggs and Dijon Mustard in a shallow bowl. Combine Panko Bread Crumbs, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder on another plate.
  2. Pat chicken cutlets dry. Heat about 1/2 inch of vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Dredge chicken in flour, then in the egg mixture, and into the breadcrumb mixture.
  4. Once the oil is hot, add the breaded chicken cutlets and cook until golden brown. Flip and cook until the other side is golden brown and the cutlet is cooked through. Drain excess oil on a wire rack.
  5. Serve with lemon wedges for spritzing, chopped fresh Italian parsley, and/or chopped fresh dill.


  • Use Panko Breadcrumbs for an extra crispy coating.
  • If your store doesn’t sell chicken cutlets, split regular chicken breasts in half lengthwise or pound them thin.
  • Use about 1/2 inch of neutral cooking oil like vegetable or canola oil.
  • Flip the schnitzel once it is golden brown on the bottom.
  • Adjust heat to prevent burning.
  • Don’t skip the lemon—it enhances the flavor and cuts through the richness.


Elevate your dining experience with Crispy Lemon-Dijon Chicken Schnitzel—a tantalizing blend of crispiness, tenderness, and zesty freshness. This dish not only satisfies your culinary cravings but also invites you to savor the joy of creating a masterpiece in your own kitchen. Delight in every bite, and let the flavors linger on your palate. Enjoy the art of cooking with this delectable twist on a cherished classic.

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