This beer-battered chicken schnitzel is a crispy German classic! With this recipe, you can share a cultural dish that has lasted for generations. Try if for yourself!

Beer-Battered Chicken Schnitzel Recipe

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Preparation: 30 mins
Cooking: 20 mins
Total: 50 mins
Serves: 4 people


  • 4 chicken cutlets gently pounded to ⅙- to 1⁄4-inch pieces
  • 2 tsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup Hefeweizen beer
  • 2 cup breadcrumbs
  • Canola oil for frying
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp fresh parsley leaves minced
  • 4 lemon wedges


  1. Drizzle the chicken with fresh lemon juice and let stand for 30 minutes.

  2. Shake the flour into a pie dish, beat the eggs and beer in a shallow bowl, and spread the breadcrumbs into a second pie dish.

  3. Dredge the cutlets in the flour to lightly coat, then dip them into the egg batter.

  4. Allow the excess egg to run off before completely coating each cutlet with breadcrumbs. You may need to press gently so the crumbs adhere.

  5. In a large skillet, heat 1 inch of oil over medium-high heat until it reaches 325 to 350°F.

  6. Carefully place the breaded cutlets into the hot oil. Cook until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes on each side. 

  7. Drain on paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Transfer the cooked cutlets to a platter. 

  8. Sprinkle the schnitzel with parsley and serve with lemon wedges.

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