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.


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)


Such an excellent recipe. I will now make this on a regular basis. It is amazing in taste and texture!

review by:
(30 May 2016)


Very very good. This was a special meal that I shared with my in laws. They kept thanking me for going out of my way to make them this chicken. I told them I enjoyed it as much as they did!

review by:
(28 May 2016)


Delicious! I love anything with capers, so doubled the amount in this recipe. Turned out fabulous to me, even with the change. Thanks for sharing!

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(2 Mar 2016)


Made for the Best of 2015 Tag Game as a favorite of TeresaS & we really loved this recipe. I used chicken tenders & fresh parsley from our balcony-enclosed herb garden. On a whim, I cooked some cheese-stuffed tortellini & tossed them w/the chicken & sauce so as not to waste a drop of the yummy sauce. Served the mixture w/carrots for a "DH Happy Meal". Thx for sharing this recipe w/us.

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(6 Feb 2016)