Chicken Schnitzel with Za’atar

Chicken Schnitzel is one of the most requested weekday meals in my household. And I aim to please! I use panko bread crumbs for the final coating and mix in different seasonings for variety. This recipe will use the Syrian homemade za’atar blend found in Z is for Za’atar

Prepping the schnitzel is a three-dish process. Slice the chicken breasts lengthwise into 2 or 3 thin pieces. These chicken slices are first dredged in flour, then dipped in beaten egg, and then coated with panko bread crumbs seasoned with my homemade za’atar and a little salt and pepper to taste. You decide how much seasoning your family would like. My guys like spicy!!


Add a tablespoon or more of olive oil to a frying pan and heat to medium; pan fry until golden brown on each side. Remove the chicken to a baking dish; note that the chicken will not be cooked all the way through yet. Bake in a 350 degree C oven for about 15 minutes to complete the cooking process. This method decreases the amount of oil absorbed into the breadcrumbs.

Simple and delicious. Serve with a wedge of lemon and your favourite vegetable or side dish.


I always make at least double the amount of schnitzel for meals for the following day, if they last that long!



  1. Frances harris · · Reply

    This is an old family favourite. My mother made this with veal. Everyone enjoys this.

  2. this looks great – I will try this !

    1. great stuff!!! Enjoy!

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