Thursday, February 16, 2012

Pistachio Dukkah Chicken Schnitzel

You will not find me on any of the reality cooking shows going around at the moment - I cannot cook like that yet. The meals I cook, while delicious (if I do say so myself) are never extravagant towering masterpieces that have been "plated up".

Rather, they're simple home cooked meals placed on a plate and put in front of a hungry family after a long day of toddler wrangling and working from home, right on arsenic hour. It has to be easy, healthy(ish), something the three of us will all enjoy and preferably not use 18 different pans that I then have to wash up.

I like being a 'Crunchy Mama' and cooking from scratch because I know exactly what is going in to our bodies, but now... well after this recipe I come with added crunch!

Pistachio Dukkah Chicken Schnitzel 

Ingredients (serves 2)
  • 2 skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 piece of bread (I used a country grain mix but it doesn't matter)
  • 1/2 cup of Kellogg's All Bran Fibre Toppers (which contains 33% of your daily fibre needs plus 25% of your daily iron, folate and vitamins B1 and B2!)
  • 25g of pistachio dukkah
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • In a food processor (or chop by hand if you don't have one) blitz the bread and Fibre Toppers until they combine in to look like big, crunchy bread crumbs - don't over do it, you want most of the Fibre Toppers to remain whole otherwise you'll loose the crunch!
  • Stir the dukkah evenly through the mix and place it all on a large plate (place a bowl of fruit in the background for the extra health benefits)
Added crunch
  • Dip your chicken breasts in to the egg and then in to the mix, pressing the crumbs on firmly to coat the entire surface
  • Cook for 15 minutes over medium heat in a little extra virgin olive oil, turning once, or until golden brown and crunchy (alternatively you can bake them for 30 minutes, or until golden brown, in a 200C oven).
  • Serve with a side salad of mixed lettuce, red onion and beetroot strips, and sprinkle a few extra Fibre Toppers over it for some extra crunch
  • Freeze any leftover crumb mixture and use within 3 months
Putting one piece of chicken on an angle is plating up, yes?
So, who's coming to dinner at my place?

Click here to see a nutritional panel I created for this
This is NOT a sponsored post, but it is a competition entry for Kellogg's to win sponsorship to BlogHer!


  1. I ain't wasting my pistachio dukkah on chicken schnitzels! You will find me hiding in the pantry with it and the good olive oil (that I hide) and a fresh crusty roll nomming like a rabid dog.

    And that is why we can't have nice foods in the house.

  2. Oh yum!  Chicken schnitzel is a fave in my house (except with the vegan!) and I always  home-crumb, although I don't so far as to make my own crumbs. They come out of a packet. 

    I have two variations of dukkah in my pantry at the moment... I think I've just decided what to cook for dinner! 

  3. Yummers! I'll come to dinner please! I'm going to bookmark this and try it out soon :)

  4. ooh what is pistachio dukkah and I wonder if they have it here? This looks so delish I do wanna try making it

  5. Well I know what we're having for dinner on Tuesday night next week now ;)

    Looks GREAT!

  6. Becky from BeckyandJamesFebruary 17, 2012 at 4:57 PM

    Oh yummo! This sounds great! I am not much of a cook, but my husband would love this - unless I ruin it ;)

  7.  I had never tried dukkah before this! I'm a non-foodie food blogger now

  8. I started making my own crumbs about 6 months ago because we ran out of the packet stuff and I was amazed at how different it tasted - I use fresh bread, not stale and it's so much fluffier and light.

  9. It's crushed pistachios and a few other nuts and spices :-) You could make it yourself

  10.  Would love to know how it goes!

  11.  Map Guy looooved it too, really hearty but light at the same time


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