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Herby schnitzel with winter slaw

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Served with a crunchy winter slaw, this herby schnitzel is the perfect way to step up meal time. Give this tasty spin on a classic a go, you won't regret it!

  • Serves4
  • Cook time15 minutes
  • Prep time25 minutes, (+ chilling time)
Herby Schnitzel with Winter Slaw


  • 4 thick slices of day-old Vienna sourdough bread, crusts removed, coarsely torn
  • 1 tbs finely grated lemon rind
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup (75g) plain flour
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
  • 1 Coles Brand Australian Free Range Egg, lightly whisked
  • 1/2 cup (60ml) milk
  • 4 Coles RSPCA Approved Chicken Thigh Fillets (about 500g)
  • 1 cup (250ml) sunflower oil
  • Lemon wedges, to serve
  • Flat-leaf parsley leaves, extra, to serve
  • Winter slaw
  • 1/2 cup (120g) Coles Brand Sour Cream
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tbs maple syrup
  • 1 medium fennel bulb, finely shaved
  • 1/2 celeriac, peeled, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 firm green pear, cored, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup dill sprigs

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  1. Step 1

    Process the bread in a food processor until fine crumbs form. Add the lemon rind and parsley and process until well combined. Transfer to a shallow bowl. Combine the flour and paprika in a separate shallow bowl and season with salt and pepper. Whisk the egg and milk together in a third shallow bowl.
  2. Step 2

    Place 1 chicken fillet between 2 sheets of plastic wrap or baking paper. Use the flat side of a meat mallet or rolling pin to lightly pound until chicken is 1.5cm thick. Repeat with remaining chicken.
  3. Step 3

    Coat 1 piece of chicken in the flour mixture and gently shake off any excess. Dip in the egg mixture, then in the breadcrumbs mixture, pressing firmly to coat. Place on a plate. Repeat with remaining chicken. Place in the fridge for 30 mins to chill.
  4. Step 4

    Meanwhile, to make the winter slaw, combine the sour cream, lemon juice and maple syrup in a small bowl. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Combine the fennel, celeriac, pear, parsley and dill in a large bowl. Drizzle with a little of the dressing and stir until well combined.
  5. Step 5

    Heat the oil in a deep frying pan over medium-low heat to 160°C (the oil is ready when a cube of bread turns golden brown in 15 seconds). Add half the chicken and cook for 2-3 mins each side or until golden brown and chicken is cooked through. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel. Repeat with the remaining chicken.
  6. Step 6

    Transfer the winter slaw to a large serving bowl. Drizzle with the remaining dressing. Serve with the chicken schnitzel, lemon wedges and extra parsley leaves.