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Chicken Schnitzel Recipe

Gluten-free and Healthy Chicken Schnitzel Recipe

Credit: Danielle Minnebo

This chicken schnitzel recipe is a healthy twist on the traditional recipe. The almond meal adds a lovely nutty flavour and makes the schnitzel nice and crunchy.

Serves: 2



  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 cup blanched almond meal
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 tbsp brown rice flour
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Handful fresh thyme, to serve
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  1. Cut chicken partially in half, making sure to not cut all the way through. Split chicken and place flat on board. Using either meat tenderiser or rolling pin, pound chicken until 4mm thick and same thickness throughout. Set aside.
  2. Add almond meal, garlic and sea salt to bowl and mix together until combined.
  3. Add egg to another bowl and flour to plate. You now want to start production line: coat chicken in flour, then egg and finally almond meal mixture.
  4. Heat olive oil in large frypan over medium heat. Add chicken and cook on each side for 5 mins. Make sure heat isn’t too high as you want chicken to be cooked all the way through and outside golden brown.
  5. Serve with fresh thyme and a lemon wedge.


Danielle Minnebo

Danielle is a university-qualified nutritionist, a passionate home cook and founder of Food to Nourish. Danielle’s love affair with cooking started at a very young age in the kitchen where she was taught to cook by her mother. Danielle is passionate about helping people form a better understanding of nutrition and a healthier relationship with the food they eat. In fact, she’s on a mission to help spread the real food message to as many people as possible. Throughout her work as a nutritionist, Danielle’s basic principles have always come back to how we cook and prepare our food. She believes it really is as simple as combining wholefood ingredients in the right way to create tasty dishes that are nutrient-dense and full of flavour.