Panko-Coated Chicken Schnitzel

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Enjoy the excellent flavors of Panko-Coated Chicken Schnitzel, a culinary delight that will leave your taste buds in awe. This delectable dish draws inspiration from the culinary genius of Thomas Keller, renowned for his artistry at the French Laundry in the enchanting town of Yountville, California. Elevating the classic chicken schnitzel, Keller ingeniously employs the light and crispy texture of panko bread crumbs to bestow a delightful crunch upon tender chicken breasts.

Keller’s culinary wisdom extends to a practical tip that enhances both flavor and efficiency. By skillfully pounding chicken breasts to achieve a uniform thickness, he reduces cooking time, resulting in succulent, evenly cooked schnitzels that are a testament to his culinary finesse.

Schnitzel, derived from the German word “cutlet,” embraces a long-standing tradition of breading and frying meat to perfection. This timeless method infuses each succulent bite with a harmonious symphony of textures and flavors. The golden, crispy exterior envelopes a tender, juicy core, making it an absolute delight for discerning palates of all ages. Notably, this dish has garnered an enthusiastic reception from youngsters, rapidly becoming a cherished favorite among the little ones.

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As you embark on this culinary adventure, immerse yourself in the aromas that waft through your kitchen, teasing your senses and building anticipation for the masterpiece that is about to unfold. Embrace the joy of creating a meal that transcends cultural boundaries, capturing the essence of traditional schnitzel with a contemporary twist.

With every bite, savor the craftsmanship of this Panko-Coated Chicken Schnitzel, a testament to the fusion of culinary excellence and innovation. Whether served as a comforting family dinner or as a culinary showstopper for special occasions, this dish promises to leave a lasting impression, elevating your dining experience to new heights of satisfaction. Prepare to embark on a gastronomic journey that exemplifies the harmonious marriage of tradition and ingenuity, courtesy of this exquisite chicken schnitzel recipe.

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Panko-Coated Chicken Schnitzel

chicken schnitzel

  • Author: Thomas Keller
  • Prep Time: :09
  • Cook Time: :06
  • Total Time: :15
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: German


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  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups panko
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 6 ounces each), butterflied and pounded 1/4-inch-thick
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons capers
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley


  1. Set the flour, eggs and panko in three separate shallow bowls. Season the chicken cutlets with salt and pepper. Dredge the chicken in the flour, shaking off any excess, then dip in the eggs and coat thoroughly with the panko, pressing lightly to adhere.
  2. In each of 2 large skillets, heat 1/4 cup of canola oil. Add the chicken and cook over moderately high heat, turning once, until golden and crispy, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a paper towel-lined baking sheet and sprinkle with salt, then transfer to plate.
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