Chicken schnitzel recipes – how to make Parisian chicken leg schnitzel without breadcrumbs. Easy chicken recipe to cook schnitzel in the French style with chicken legs (chicken thigh and chicken drumstick) and more simple and tasty ingredients.
Learn in this video how to make chicken schnitzel without breadcrumbs by using a yummy and easy Parisian chicken leg schnitzel recipe from scratch!
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1) remove excess skin if necessary from chicken leg quarters and separate them into chicken things and chicken drumstick (view how to cut chicken leg into pieces); you can skip this step and use only thighs or drumsticks if you wish
2) season chicken with salt and ground white pepper to taste and rub the meat and skin to enter spices inside
3) cover the chicken legs with foil and put them into the fridge for about 1 hour (optional)
4) break eggs into a bowl and beat them up by fork, add a bit of salt (optional)
5) add flour to beaten eggs and stir until you get a creamy smooth batter, pour a little sparkling water into the batter to make the schnitzel coating very fluffy
6) put each chicken leg into the batter and coat it well
7) pour oil into a pan, place the pan to the stovetop over medium temperature and wait until the oil is hot
8) put the chicken in the pan and wait until the coating is golden on the bottom side, then flip it and wait to fry evenly
9) take the chicken leg schnitzel out from the pan, drain oil, and put it on absorbent paper to remove any excess oil and remain the schnitzel crunchy
Schnitzel without breadcrumbs is known as a Parisian or Pariser schnitzel. Authentic schnitzel is usually made with veal, but I like to cook schnitzel also with chicken and pork.
Chicken inside is very tender, while coating outside is crunchy. As a result, there is not surprising that chicken schnitzel cooked in the French style becomes more and more popular all over the world!
At origins, Pariser or Parisian schnitzel was fried in butter. Nowadays, most people use vegetable oil for frying. You can choose any of these methods.
However, when you fry chicken schnitzel in oil, I recommend using an oil type with neutral taste such as sunflower oil or palm oil.
Of course, chicken schnitzel can be served plain or just with some dipping sauce such as hot chili pepper sauce, mushroom sauce, parsley sauce, cheese sauce, and so on.
No matter how you serve chicken schnitzel, make sure it is hot or at least warm when you offer it to your guests. So, keep it in a warm place after you fry the schnitzel, but DON’T cover the dish in which you store it!
The secret to making schnitzel with a crispy coating is to not cover the dish in which you keep it after frying. If you cover it, steam will accumulate in the dish from the heat and will soak the coating.
Chicken leg schnitzel without breadcrumbs fits very well with white wine, but even cold beer goes well along with it!
Enjoy chicken leg schnitzel without breadcrumbs!
If you want to cook the crumbed version view how to make chicken leg schnitzel with breadcrumbs.
You can read more about schnitzel without breadcrumbs here.