Oh, recipe exchange fans… it has been a looooong time. I was transitioning to a once monthly recipe-posting schedule, but then Pesach hit, and I sort of lost my mind.
You’ll be relieved to know that I found it. A few days ago. Along with the chametz muffin tins I had stashed at the last minute in the basement.
So now that I’m ready to return to the recipe exchanging fold, I hope you are, too!
Today I have chosen to focus on chicken cutlets.
AKA – boneless skinless chicken breasts. Breaded, fried or baked.
A friend mentioned that she had made schnitzel for Pesach by breading it in ground almonds; I was intrigued – and figured I’d give it a try, too.
I googled for recipes and didn’t find anything that really spoke to me. So, here is the recipe I finally landed on, using the “little bit of this, little bit of that” method. It’s really yummy – with just a little bit of lemony tang and lots of crunchy, rich coating.
Lemon Herb Almond-Crusted Chicken
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup raw (not roasted) almonds
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 piece of whole wheat bread, toasted
- 1/2 tsp dried parsley (or 1 TBSP fresh, minced parsley)
- 1/4 tsp dried thyme (or 1 tsp fresh, minced thyme)
- salt and ground pepper to taste
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1/3 cup flour or matzah meal
Place the chicken breasts between two sheets of wax paper and pound lightly. Then slice into three or four long pieces per breast.
Place almonds, garlic, herbs and toast in food processor. Pulse until finely ground together.
In a shallow bowl, beat two eggs together with lemon zest. Into a second shallow bowl, pour the almond mixture. In the third bowl, place the flour.
Dredge the chicken pieces lightly in the flour, then the lemony egg mixture, and then the coat both sides in the almond mixture.
Fry in a well oiled pan over medium-high heat for 6 minutes on each side. Or bake in a 350° degree for about 20 minutes or until juices run clear.
Do you have a favorite chicken cutlet/schnitzel recipe? Do you bread it in something unusual? Use a special dipping sauce? Bake it or fry it? Please share your best chicken cutlet recipes in the comments!