Made to Match - Al's Citrus & Thyme Chicken Schnitzel with Lemon & Fennel Salad

Al's Citrus & Thyme Chicken Schnitzel with Lemon & Fennel Salad
Mac's Three Wolves

Al Brown recipe

Made to Match

This chicken dish is a knock out when paired with our Three Wolves Pale Ale. When served up with our fennel salad it's a guilt free treat that will leave you wanting more. Light but flavoursome, what more could you want from a dish?!

Al's Citrus & Thyme Chicken Schnitzel with Lemon & Fennel Salad


Serves 6

Citrus & Thyme Chicken Schitzel 

  • 1kg Chicken Breasts (approx 3 large breasts)
  • Flaky Sea Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1½ Cups Flour
  • 3 Eggs (beaten)
  • Cups Panko Breadcrumbs (or regular bread crumbs)
  • 2 Tbl Lemon Zest (finely grated)
  • 2 Tbl Fresh Thyme (fnely chopped)
  • ½ Cup Italian Parsley (finely chopped)

Lemon & Fennel Salad

  • 2 large Fennel Bulbs (sliced wafer thin)
  • ½ Cup Red Onion (thinly sliced)
  • ¼ Cup Italian Parsley Leaves (roughly chopped)
  • ⅓ Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Lemon (zest and juice)
  • Flaky Sea Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper


Pre heat oven to 100 degrees

Slice the chicken breasts horizontally through the middle to create two portions for each breast. Place each chicken portion in between two pieces of glad wrap and gently beat each portion flat, with a tenderising mallet or similar, to create uniform sized portions. 

Take three similar sized bowls. Add flour to the first, beaten egg to the second and the crumbs, lemon zest, thyme and parsley to the third.

Dredge each piece of chicken in flour, dip in egg, and then press into the breadcrumb mix to get a good coverage. Once all six pieces are complete, refrigerate until required. 

Cooking method

Citrus & Thyme Chicken Schnitzel

Heat a large skillet or frying pan to a medium-high heat. Add a liberal amount of cooking oil to the pan and once hot, add the schnitzels to the pan one or two at a time. Cook for one to two minutes each side until golden brown. Remove and place in a paper-towel lined oven-proof dish. Keep warm in the oven 


Lemon & Fennel Salad

In a bowl, place all of the ingredients bar the salt and pepper. Mix together gently to combine, and then season to taste. Refrigetate until required. 


Serving suggestions

Plate each schnitzel with a generous serve of lemon & fennel salad and a lemon wedge on the side to serve.