A traditional schnitzel is usually made with veal or pork, but I prefer a chicken schnitzel. Schnitzel is a quintessential German dish, made of meat that is pounded thinly, dipped in flour, beaten eggs, bread crumbs, and then deep-fried. It is an absolute delicious dish to eat, but it’s not the most figure friendly.
Since, I like to enjoy a delectable plate of schnitzel without feeling like a baby elephant afterwards, I lightened up the recipe. I replaced the flour with cornstarch, the bread crumbs with almond meal, and instead of deep-frying I lightly pan fry. I also added a kick of spice to my schnitzel recipe because I am all about flavor. This Spice crusted chicken schnitzel (Gluten-free) is flavorful and guilt free.
When I graduated high school my parents suggested that I should travel and see the world before I start college. My parents are amazing. The plan was to travel through Europe for a month and then go to India to spend time with my grandma.
I went to Germany first to visit some family. I spent two weeks in Germany, spending quality time with family, exploring the country, and enjoying all the phenomenal food. I fell in love with German sausages, cheese, schnitzel, and fried potatoes. My next stop was Austria, where I continued to eat my weight in strudel, goulash, bread dumplings, and of course some more schnitzel. From Austria, I went to France and then Italy. I am so grateful that I got the opportunity to travel because it helped me to grow as a person and broadened my culinary knowledge.
When I returned home, I started to re-create recipes that I discovered during my travels. Chicken schnitzel is a dish that I began to cook often. Over time I began to experiment with different methods of making schnitzel. I love a traditional schnitzel, but adding spices such as garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika really kicked up the flavor of the schnitzel.
This Spice crusted chicken schnitzel (Gluten-free) is healthier, lighter, and tasty alternative to a traditional schnitzel. The almond meal crust yields for a perfectly crisp schnitzel. I love to serve my Spice crusted chicken schnitzel (Gluten-free) with sautéed green beans, sweet potato cauliflower mash, or a salad.
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