Four chicken schnitzel on a white plate with lemon slices
5 from 4 votes

Healthy Chicken Schnitzel

Healthy chicken schnitzel made with almond flour instead of breadcrumbs and baked in the oven to perfection! Ready in less than 35 minutes. Gluten free, paleo and low-carb.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Austrian, German
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 398 kcal


  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 1.5 tablespoons cornstarch or arrowroot flour
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 1/3 cups almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges - to serve
  • parsley roughly chopped - to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 400F / 200C degrees . Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with a bit of oil.

  2. Slice chicken breasts in half lengthwise.
  3. Prepare three large bowls / stations: one with cornstarch, one with beaten eggs, and one with almond flour, oregano, salt, paprika, lemon zest mixed together.

  4. Place all breasts in cornstarch and toss until they're all well covered. 

  5. Then one by one, dip in eggs, then almond flour mixture. Press down so it sticks and make a thick layer. 

    Wash your hands between each breast so the mixture doesn’t clump.

  6. Place coated breast on prepared baking sheet and repeat with the remain breasts.

  7. Bake for 15 minutes on the middle rack of your oven, then move the baking sheet closer to the grid and broil for 5-8 minutes (depending on your oven) or until it's lightly golden. 

    It won't get as golden as a fried chicken schnitzel, it's normal.

  8. Remove from the oven and serve with a couple of lemon wedges and parsley.

Recipe Notes

What to serve with schnitzel:

Traditionally, schnitzel is served along potatoes. Try them with:

I also like to serve them with:

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Chicken Schnitzel
Amount Per Serving (1 schnitzel)
Calories 398 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 154mg 51%
Sodium 745mg 31%
Potassium 528mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 2g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 8.8%
Vitamin C 19%
Calcium 14.3%
Iron 18.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.