How can you improve on a classic chicken schnitzel? We asked ourselves that very question and found the answer – add cheesy flavour right into the golden crumb coating! With colourful sides of sweet potato and sauteed greens, this chicken ended up even better than we imagined!
garlic & herb seasoning
grated Parmesan cheese(ContainsMilk)
garlic aioli(ContainsEgg, MilkMay be presentTree Nuts)
Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan-forced. Cut the sweet potato (unpeeled) into 1cm fries. Place the fries on an oven tray lined with baking paper. Drizzle with olive oil, season with a pinch of salt and pepper and toss to coat. Bake on the top oven rack until tender, 30-35 minutes.
While the fries are baking, trim the green beans. Thinly slice the zucchini into rounds. Finely chop the garlic (or use a garlic press). Cut the lemon (see ingredients list) into wedges. Place the chicken breast between two sheets of baking paper. Pound the chicken with a meat mallet or rolling pin until they are an even thickness, about 1cm thick.
In a shallow bowl, combine the plain flour, garlic & herb seasoning, the salt and a good pinch of pepper. In a second shallow bowl, whisk the egg. In a third shallow bowl, combine the panko breadcrumbs (see ingredients list) and grated Parmesan cheese. Dip the chicken breast into the flour mixture, followed by the egg and finally in the breadcrumb mixture. Set aside on a plate.
In a large frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over a medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the green beans and zucchini and cook, tossing, until tender, 4-5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper and squeeze in lemon juice to taste. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm.
Return the pan to a medium-high heat with enough olive oil to coat the base of the pan. When the oil is hot, add the crumbed chicken and fry until golden on the outside and cooked through, 2-4 minutes each side. TIP: Add extra oil if needed so the schnitzel does not stick to the pan. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel and season with salt and pepper.
Thickly slice the chicken. Divide the Parmesan-crumbed chicken, sweet potato fries and veggies between plates. Serve with the garlic aioli and any remaining lemon wedges.