3 simple, delicious ways with chicken schnitzels

Running out of ideas for using up the schnitzels stashed in your freezer? Here are our top three recipes using chicken schnitzels.

MEXICAN CHICKEN SCHNITZELS

Treat your schnitzel like a tray of nachos: pile it high with sour cream, red onion and fresh coriander. A squeeze of fresh lime goes a long way here, but if you don’t have limes, lemons are also delicious with chicken schnitzels.

Ingredients:

  • 1 x 700 g pack Woolworths Crumbed Free Range Chicken Schnitzels
  • 125 g sour cream
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 200 g cocktail tomatoes, sliced
  • 10 g fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1 lime or lemon, juiced
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Bake the schnitzels on a tray for 20 – 25 minutes, until golden and crunchy. Top with 1 -2 T sour cream (you can also use crème fraîche or guacamole).
  2. Sprinkle over the red onion and tomatoes. Garnish with coriander and squeeze over the lime or lemon.

Cook's note: Use a spoonful of Woolworths Tomato Salsa instead of fresh tomato.

(Serves 4)

CHICKEN SCHNITZELS WITH FROZEN PEAS, MINT AND FETA

This easy recipe takes about two minutes of hands-on time – perfect for these trying times! Steam frozen peas, bake the schnitzels and assemble with a crumble of feta. Pea and mint are a match made in heaven.

Ingredients:

  • 1 x 700 g pack Woolworths Crumbed Free Range Chicken Schnitzels
  • 250 g Woolworths Frozen Petit Pois or Peas, blanched
  • 10 g fresh mint
  • 150 g smooth feta
  • Olive oil, to drizzle
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • Dijon mustard, to serve
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to season

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Bake the schnitzels on a tray for 20 – 25 minutes until golden and crunchy.
  2. Top the schnitzels with peas and feta, and sprinkle over the mint. Season and drizzle with olive oil.
  3. Squeeze over the lemon juice and serve with the mustard.

(Serves 4)

CHICKEN SCHNITZEL PICCATA

Inspired by veal piccata, this buttery, lemony sauce will make your chicken schnitzels feel like a restaurant meal.

Ingredients:

  • 1 x700 g pack Woolworths Crumbed Free Range Chicken Schnitzels
  • 70 g Woolworths Garlic-and-herb Butter
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 50 g capers
  • 3-4 celery or fennel stalks, sliced
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to season

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Bake the schnitzels on a tray for 20 – 25 minutes until golden and crunchy.
  2. Melt the butter in a pan. Fry the sliced lemon in the butter until caramelised. Spoon in the capers and cook for 1 minute, then add the baked schnitzels and coat in the butter mixture.
  3. Season to taste and serve hot with celery, green beans, asparagus or Tenderstem broccoli.

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