Panko-Coated Chicken Schnitzel With Capers & Lemon

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"Chef Thomas Keller makes this at the French Laundry restaurant. it is the best schnitzel i have had and that includes in Germany and Austria. The Panko breadcrumbs really make this dish"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (317.1 g)
  • Calories 799.1
  • Total Fat - 34.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 15.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 346.6 mg
  • Sodium - 704.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 52.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.6 g
  • Sugars - 6.2 g
  • Protein - 65.3 g
  • Calcium - 95 mg
  • Iron - 4.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 4.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 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.

Step 2

In each of 2 large skillets, heat 1/4 cup of the canola oil. Add the chicken and cook over moderately high heat, turning once, until golden and crispy, about 3 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a paper towel-lined baking sheet and sprinkle with salt.

Step 3

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt the butter and cook over moderately high heat until browned and nutty, about 4 minutes. Stir in the capers, lemon juice and parsley; spoon over the chicken and serve.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I had large chicken breasts so I pounded them out till they were thin so they would cook evenly and we loved this for dinner with Herb Crusted Roasted Red Potatoes and Caesar Salad! Lovely meal!

review by:
(15 Dec 2019)


This made a great dinner for us last night. I was at work and my DH was working on putting up Christmas lights so my Younger son made this last night. He followed all the directions and ingredients. We all loved this. Great recipe.

review by:
(3 Dec 2019)


We loved every drop of this delicious chicken! Easy enough for a weeknight meal and delicious enough to make for guests. 5 stars for this!

review by:
(25 Oct 2019)


Wow, what a dish. It was awesome, I enjoyed the chicken prepared this way very much. It was quick and easy to make with lovely results. Thank you so much for sharing your treasure. We will be enjoying this again and again. Made FYC tag game.

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(18 Oct 2019)

Picky Palate

This was much easier to make then I was thinking it would be and it was a great meal for us. My family loved it and asked that I make it again soon.

review by:
(15 May 2017)


Devine! The combination of the capers, parsley, lemon in the buttery sauce bring the chicken schnitzel over the top good! The breading fried in the olive oil make it crispy perfection. Excellent enough for company and one that I will place in my keeper files. I added extra capers and parsley because I love both. Thank you Marramamba for sharing. Made it for Best of 2016.

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(4 Feb 2017)