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Chicken Schnitzel with Tri-Color Oranges

A delicious date night meal

A is a thin meat that’s fried in fat/ oil. The meat is usually thinned by pounding with a meat tenderizer, also known as a meat mallet, and breaded and fried. A is the same as a cutlet or breaded chicken. just sounds fancy! That’s it. Instead of deep frying, I pan fried the chicken. The video even includes how to slice chicken thinly and segment oranges.

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  • breasts
  • flour
  • eggs
  • Panko
  • Salt and pepper
  • blood oranges
  • cara cara oranges
  • navel oranges
  • Salt and evoo
  • small shallot
  • Salt and pepper
  • caper
  • Juice from orange

About This Dish

I am sure you have eaten plenty of breaded chicken. However, who would have thought that this dish could be elevated with oranges? Serving with sauce and properly seasoned orange segments, this dish gets a whole new identity!

Because of the sexy red color from blood oranges, this dish could be a perfect Valentine’s day meal or a special date-night meal at home. This dish is also great for people with a sweet tooth – they will get natural sugar from oranges, so they will be satisfied  with the sweetness from the oranges and savory flavor from the incredible sauce.

If you are a mom and like to feed your kids more fruits, this is another way to do that! This can be a family cooking activity. You can assign your kids to be in charge of flour-egg-breadcrumbs assembly line. In this way, kids can be involved with cooking, and chances are they are most likely to eat the food they help make! All in all, this dish is easy to make and satisfy a lot of people!


  1. Do not skip capers. That’s where the savory flavor is coming from.
  2. Use Panko bread crumbs. Your will be more crispy.
  3. Use cooling wire racks. Otherwise, your schnitzel will get soggy very soon.

If you try the recipe, please be sure to share some photos on Instagram and tag me @CookingForZen or on Twitter @CookingForZen . I look forward to seeing your creations and hearing your feedback.

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