CRUNCHY CHICKEN SCHNITZEL
This is one of our favourite recipes. Chicken schnitzel was a staple in both our households when we were growing up. Our healthy version is just as delicious as the classic (but means we no longer have to go to the local pub to satisfy those schnitty cravings). Plus, these have been thoroughly boyfriend-approved!
• 2 chicken breasts (500g) • 1⁄2 cup (50g) almond meal • 1 handful parsley, finely chopped • 1 egg, lightly beaten • Olive oil for frying • 1 handful leg ham, sliced • 3 tomatoes, thinly sliced • Feta or goat’s cheese
1 Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with
baking paper. 2 Slice the chicken breasts lengthways into 3-4 small thin pieces per breast. 3 In a shallow bowl, mix together the almond meal and parsley with a pinch of sea salt. 4 Pour the beaten egg into a separate shallow bowl. 5 Dip each chicken piece into the egg to cover. Shake off the excess egg. Then press each chicken piece into the ground almond mix to form a coating. 6 Heat a dash of olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Brown each piece of chicken for 1–2 minutes on each side. Transfer to the lined baking tray. 7 Top each piece of chicken with a slice of ham, top with a slice or two of tomato and then sprinkle with your choice of cheese. Bake in the oven for 10–15 minutes or until the cheese has started to brown and the chicken is cooked through. 8 Serve with a big green salad, cauliflower rice, sweet potato chippies or any of your favourite healthy fries.