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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Chicken Snitzels

This is the perfect thing to make when you are in a bad mood and want to do a little bashing up :). And its quite a good low budget meal.  I saw this on an australian food show called food safari on TLC.
But its not a australian dish its a hungarian one.  I jazzed up the breadcrumbs to give it a nice flavor. What is also great about is about it can  be a nice light meal for 4 with a side dish of good potato salad and greens such as beans , brocolli or peas.

2 boneless, skin less chicken breast
Dried bread crumbs
1-2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or garlic flakes
dried chilli flakes or 1/2 tsp chilli powder( depends on how hot you like it)
a big pinch of dried herbs
a big pinch of pepper
about a tsp of grated lemon rind or finely chopped rind
1-2 eggs( depending on the size), beaten
Plain flour
salt
oil for deep frying



1. Cut the chicken along the thickest part of the chicken breast lenght wise. So you get nice equal halves.
2. Place a piece of cling film on your work surface or chopping board, place your chicken piece, then cover with another cling film( if you dont have cling film place in plastic bag) then using the heaviest pan you have or a meat mallet or a rolling pin, give it a few good bashing( let it all out on the poor chicken!). Once you are finished you will have a nice thin piece of flatten chicken piece.Repeat with the rest.


3.Season your flattened chicken pieces or snitzels with salt and pepper. Then put flour on a flat plate, then eggs in another bowl and finally bread crumbs in a seperate bowl.


4.Season your breadcrumbs with lemon zest,garlic, salt , pepper, chilli flakes or powder and herbs. Mix well.

5.Dust your chicken snitzels with flour, dust off excess, then dip in eggs, then finally into seasoned breadcrumbs.

6. Bring a deep frying pan or suitable pan with oil for deep frying. Once its hot, carefully slide the chickn snitzels in, do one at a time or two at a time. Dont over crowd.

7. Once the bread crumbs are nice and golden brown ,remove onto kitchen towel or paper.

Serve with a good potato salad and greens.

Note : for kids cut the snitzel into strips so its easy to eat with their fingers. Serve with roasted potatoes or chips and a green vegetable

Yes I am still around :) taking things nice and slow , gettin ready for my son's first concert :) , a little nervous too. I remember my first concert and it wasnt exactly all happy day, we were to change and I hate changing infront of people even when I was 4 so created such a fuss about it. Was dressed as a teapot for the song "Am a little tea pot":).
I think nowadays in maldives, concerts have been so commercialised with so much money wasted by the parents and putting on a big show at night , not just one night but 3 whole nights ( imagine the poor kid's crankiness during the morning).I mean concerts are supposed to be for family, and a fun day for the kids. Not something you sell tickets and keep the kids up all night. 

 Anyway, hope you are all having a great week :).

18 comments:

  1. Günaydın, ellerinize sağlık. Çok leziz ve iştah açıcı görünüyor.

    Saygılarımla.

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  2. Its so yum,...very crispy and nice..

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  3. Crispy chicken snitzels makes me drool..

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  4. Looks so good! I make them a whole lot at a time and freeze them, makes an easy dinner to grab from the freezer when you have no time!

    Good luck with concert!

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  5. Wow! This looks super delicious. Hope you had a nice time with your family.

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  6. looks soooooo yummmsss :) hope ur son would enjoy his first concert.. best wishes to him ...

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  7. Glad to see you posting something! Really delicious fried chicken. Hope you're doing this with no pressure! Take care and get some rest.
    Kristy

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  8. Yummilicious......

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

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  9. this is a simple and delicious dish. nice and crispy!

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  10. This looks mouth-wateringly delicious. You asked about a substitute for grape leaves. Cabbage or any of the thick leafed green like kale or collards would also work. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  11. Scrumptious..I will remember to make this if I'm in a mood to bash :D

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  12. Looks very crispy and tasty! I could do that even when I am not in the bad mood. :-))

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  13. Love it...looks crisp and delicious. My children would love this.

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  14. I *always* want to do a little bashing up!! Lol. So this is perfect for me!

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