CHICKEN: Schnitzel Sandwich with Garlic Aioli

Fried Chicken. Good ol’ American fried chicken.

I haven’t craved much of anything throughout my pregnancy, but over the last few weeks I have REALLY wanted fried chicken. Unfortunately, there aren’t any kosher fried chicken places close to where I live. Sad face.

Growing up, my mother made killer schnitzel so, to satisfy my fried chicken craving, I decided to tweak her schnitzel recipe a bit and make some for myself. I had just picked up some smokey panko breadcrumbs at the new Seasons Kosher grocery store in Clifton. E and I love smokey beer and smoked meat, so we decided to try smoked chicken schnitzel! We were VERY pleased with the results. The schnitzel was perfectly crispy and oh so juicy! We actually ate these sandwiches for two days in a row. I wish we had made more schnitzel! Next time we will!

Garlic Aioli

Ingredients:

Light Mayonnaise

Fresh Lemon Juice, 1 tablespoon

Extra Virgin Olive Oil (“EVOO”), 2 tablespoons

Garlic, 3 cloves, chopped finely or pressed

Sea Salt

Fresh Ground Pepper

Directions:

  1. Mix all of the ingredients into a small bowl.
  2. Cover with Saran Wrap and allow to chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving. It is even better if you can let it chill overnight.

Schnitzel

Ingredients:

Boneless Chicken Breast, cut into strips

Panko Breadcrumbs (I used a mix of smokey panko breadcrumbs and regular Trader Joe’s panko breadcrumbs)

Eggs, 2

Sea Salt, to taste

Fresh Ground Pepper, to taste

Vegetable Oil

Directions:

  1. Crack the eggs into a small bowl. Whisk with a fork.
  2. Pour your breadcrumbs into another small bowl. Season with sea salt and pepper.
  3. Heat your skillet at medium heat with a thick layer of vegetable oil on the stovetop.
  4. Prepare a plate with a paper towel. This is for the chicken post skillet.
  5. While the skillet is heating up, dip the chicken pieces into the egg and then into the breadcrumbs. I like to assemble all of the chicken in advance.
  6. Once the oil is hot, start laying the chicken in the oil, being careful not to overcrowd the skillet. After two to three minutes, flip the chicken over. Allow to fry up for an additional two minutes.
  7. Once done, place on the paper towel lined plate.
  8. Continue until all of the chicken is cooked.
  9. Now it is time to assemble your sandwich! Spread some aioli on your bread and then top with sliced tomatoes and lettuce. Then layer on a few pieces of the schnitzel.
  10. Sandwich complete! It is time to eat!
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21 Comments

  1. June 14, 2017 / 2:40 pm

    Naturally, you make fried chicken look a bazillion times better than when I make it! Looks so yummy!

    • June 14, 2017 / 4:06 pm

      It is so easy! If and when you try it, let me know what you think! xo JW

  2. June 14, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    What a delicious-looking twist on your mom’s recipe! Glad you were able to make it Kosher, too. 🙂

  3. June 14, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    This looks so good! I will have to try your recipe out soon!

    xoxo,
    Kim

  4. Alexandra
    June 14, 2017 / 10:02 pm

    That’s some comfort-food chicken right there! Pinned it!

  5. June 14, 2017 / 10:35 pm

    This looks SO GOOD. I need to pin this.

  6. Ashley
    June 15, 2017 / 3:43 am

    This looks so yummy! I can’t wait to give it a try!

  7. Nataly
    June 15, 2017 / 11:50 am

    This looks so good! I am going to need to try this one asap!

  8. June 15, 2017 / 1:07 pm

    This sounds so easy and delicious! You’re making my stomach growl. Just pinned the recipe to try later. Thanks for sharing!

  9. June 15, 2017 / 1:39 pm

    Oh my gosh, I’m so impressed you made fried chicken. I’ve only tried it once and it didn’t turn out like that. You’re awesome!

  10. June 15, 2017 / 7:21 pm

    This looks and sounds SO good and filling. I love chicken!
    xo, Lily | beautywithlily.com

  11. June 15, 2017 / 11:41 pm

    Garlic everything, please!! This seriously looks amazing and I will DEF try it!

  12. June 16, 2017 / 1:44 am

    This seriously looks soooo delicious! Saving recipe! xo

  13. June 16, 2017 / 5:52 am

    Saving this recipe for the future! Sounds delicious!

  14. June 16, 2017 / 3:52 pm

    My mouth is watering even though I am a vegetarian. Looks so yummm!!!!

  15. June 18, 2017 / 9:39 pm

    Ummm…that garlic aoli sounds amazing!! Love the recipe!

  16. June 19, 2017 / 12:55 am

    This looks so good! Totally need to give it a try.