Almond & Herb Crusted Chicken Schnitzel

Preparation 20 Minutes

Cook 10 Minutes

Serves 4

Method

1. Combine almond meal, parmesan, herbs and lemon, Season well.

2. If using 2 large chicken breast, cut each into two horizontally to form thin chicken breasts. If using 4 small breasts, slightly pound with a mallet so they have even thickness.

3. Dip each piece of chicken into the egg mixture and drain off any excess. Then press into the almond mixture, coating each side well.

4. Heat oil in a large frying pan and add chicken, cooking for 3-4 minutes each side until golden and cooked through. Drain on paper towel, then serve with lemon slices.

Ingredients

¾ cup SUNBEAM Almond Meal

¼ cup finely grated parmesan

¼ cup parsley leaves, finely chopped

5cm sprig rosemary, leaves removed and finely chopped

Finely grated rind of 1 lemon

4 small or 2 large chicken breasts

1 egg, whisked with a splash of water

2-3 tbsp olive oil

Lemon slices, for serving

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