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Chicken Schnitzel with Cheese Sauce and Crispy Battered Onions

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A very popular dish around the world, chicken schnitzel with cheese sauce and crispy battered onions

Chicken Schnitzel Ingredients

  • 5 chicken breasts flattened with a mallet,
  • 5 slices white bread toasted,
  • ½ cup flour,
  • salt and pepper,
  • 1tsp paprika,
  • 1tsp dried thyme,
  • 3 eggs beaten.


  1. Dip chicken breast into flour then egg then breadcrumbs on both sides
  2. Once done – place in the fridge for 10 min
  3. Repeat flour, egg, breadcrumbs, place in fridge once more for 10 min
  4. Fry in oil for ½ min each side, just to set crumb then place in an ovenproof dish and bake at 180 for 25-30 min.
Chicken Schnitzel

Cheese sauce:

  1. Melt 2 tbl butter in a saucepan over med heat, add 1 tbs flour, mix well
  2. Whisk in 2 cups warm milk, a little at a time, until the sauce thickened
  3. Add salt, pepper, and grated nutmeg and ½ cup cheddar cheese
  4. Stir well until cheese is melted.

Battered onions:

  1. Slice 1 onion finely,
  2. Dip in ½ cup buttermilk, then into 1 cup flour mixed with 1tsp paprika, salt, pepper, and 2 tsp fresh chopped thyme
  3. Put in the fridge for 10 minutes
  4. Fry in hot oil until crisp – serve with chips.

Prepared, tried, and tested Melenie Govender Pillay 

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