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Looking for a delicious and easy chicken schnitzel recipe that can be prepared in the oven? Look no further! This recipe is not only a healthier alternative to traditional fried schnitzel, but it’s also quick and easy to make. By using the oven, you’ll be able to achieve a crispy and golden-brown crust without all the oil and mess. Plus, the juicy and tender chicken is seasoned to perfection with a blend of herbs and spices. Perfect for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion, this chicken schnitzel recipe is sure to become a family favorite.

Chicken Schnitzel

This chicken schnitzel recipe provides a healthier twist on the classic Austrian dish, using chicken breast and baking it in the oven instead of frying. The dish is a great source of protein and can be part of a balanced diet. The herbs and spices used add flavor without the need for excess salt or fat. Overall, this recipe offers a tasty and healthier alternative to traditional fried schnitzel, while still providing the same satisfying crunch and flavor.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine austrian


  • meat mallet
  • sharp knife
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper
  • oven
  • shallow dishes


  • skinless chicken breast
  • all purpose flour
  • two large eggs
  • permasan cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • cooking spray or vegetable oil


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F (218°C).
  • Place the chicken breasts between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound them with a meat mallet or rolling pin until they are about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Set up a breading station by placing the flour in a shallow dish, whisking the eggs in another shallow dish, and combining the panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper in a third shallow dish. Coat each chicken breast in flour, shaking off any excess, then dip in the egg mixture, and finally coat in the breadcrumb mixture, pressing the crumbs onto the chicken to ensure they adhere
  • Place the breaded chicken on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a lightly greased wire rack set over a baking sheet.
  • Spray the chicken with cooking spray or brush with a little vegetable oil to help them brown and crisp up in the oven
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through, with an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
  • Serve the chicken schnitzel hot with lemon wedges and your favorite side dishes.



For a healthier version, you can use whole wheat flour and panko breadcrumbs, and reduce the amount of Parmesan cheese or use a low-fat version.


Serving: 150g
Keyword chicken schnitzel
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