Monday, April 14, 2014

Za'atar-Crusted Chicken Schnitzel Recipe

The Hummus Recipes Kitchen (The Home of Middle Eastern Food Recipes) invites you to try Za'atar-Crusted Chicken Schnitzel recipe.  Enjoy the good taste of Middle Eastern Food and learn how to make Za'atar-Crusted Chicken Schnitzel. 

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and 1 lemon wedge)


1 1/2 cups panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
1/4 cup za'atar
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
2 large eggs
1 large egg white
8 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
Cooking spray
1 lemon, cut into 8 wedges (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Combine panko, za'atar, sesame seeds, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a shallow dish. Place eggs and egg white in another shallow dish; lightly beat with a fork. Sprinkle chicken with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Dredge 4 breast halves in panko mixture, then egg mixture. Dredge again in panko mixture.

3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 4 coated chicken breast halves to pan. Cook 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned, turning carefully with a spatula. Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Repeat procedure with remaining chicken, panko mixture, egg mixture, and oil.

4. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until done. Serve with lemon wedges, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving

Calories: 286
Calories from fat: 30%
Fat: 9.5g
Saturated fat: 2g
Monounsaturated fat: 4.5g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.6g
Protein: 38.2g
Carbohydrate: 9.5g
Fiber: 1.5g
Cholesterol: 147mg
Iron: 2.6mg
Sodium: 434mg
Calcium: 47mg

Joan Nathan, Cooking Light

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