Almond-Crusted Chicken Schnitzel

Almond-Crusted Chicken Schnitzel

My last recipe was a carb loaded salad. Yummy and perfect for a post workout meal, that’s for sure, but not your everyday salad if you are watching your carb intake – and I do watch it! When I spotted this recipe in the latest issue of Women’s Fitness I knew it was going to be a winner. I love that instead of the classic flour and breadcrumbs they used ground almonds to make these chicken schnitzels. Brilliant idea right? Using almond meal keeps the carbs to a minimum (1.4g per serving!) and works perfectly well. Who needs breadcrumbs anyway?

I hope you’ll enjoy this recipe as much as Solal and I did! I served it with mashed cauliflower and it was delicious.

Enjoy your weekend!

Almond-Crusted Chicken Schnitzel

Almond-Crusted Chicken Schnitzel

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 261 kcal


  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 tbs basil or parsley finely chopped
  • 2 chicken breast fillets
  • 1 tbs cornstarch or arrowroot for gluten free
  • 1 egg beaten


  1. In a bowl, combine almonds, the zest of one lemon and basil.
  2. Slice each chicken breast in half width ways. Flatten out between 2 pieces of baking paper using a meat mallet or rolling pin until thin.
  3. Coat chicken breast in the cornstarch/arrowroot, then dip each piece into the egg, followed by the almond crumb.
  4. Using a little olive oil (or fat of your choice), cook the schnitzel in a pan over a low-to-medium heat for 3-4 minutes each side or until lightly golden. Serve with a squeeze of lemon.

Recipe Notes

Recipe from Women's Fitness magazine 

Nutrition Facts
Almond-Crusted Chicken Schnitzel
Amount Per Serving (1 schnitzel)
Calories 261 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 82mg 3%
Potassium 298mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 2g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 1.5%
Vitamin C 35.5%
Calcium 8.2%
Iron 9.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. I just happen to have some almond meal in my freezer at home, so this is a perfect way to use it. For those who make their own almond milk, it’s also perfect. I will be trying this next month when we get home. Thanks for posting this recipe.

  2. This looks absolutely delicious. What a great idea to use ground almonds for the crumb… it’s an awesome nutritional boost as well as tasting delicious! Great photographs too. I’ll definitely give this recipe a go xx

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