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Chicken Schnitzel

Chicken Schnitzel

Zach, my 20 year old son, returned home from Israel after a summer internship with a thoughtful present: a selection of popular Israeli recipes. He knows his mother! Each book has its own version of chicken schnitzel. While schnitzel originally hails from Austria, it’s popular in many parts of the world, especially Israel. This crispy, breaded and fried chicken is a staple of family meals and restaurant menus. And thanks to its irresistible crunch, it’s a surefire hit with kids. Israeli children love schnitzel, just as American kids do.

I think that quick-brined chicken is the secret to the best schnitzel. You can ensure that the chicken fillets are flavorful and juicy by soaking them in saltwater for 30 minutes prior to breading. To add a nutty flavor, I use sesame seeds to bread the chicken fillets. Garlic powder and paprika are added for an extra kick. What about the sides? Schnitzel pairs beautifully with a vibrant, crisp salad—think Israeli or Greek style—or a simple roasted vegetable.

“Delicious. “My husband and children loved it…

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