Mexican Schnitzel

 Mexican Schnitzel

Mexican Schnitzel is a delicious combination of Mexican meat market marinated chicken and german schnitzel technique. Schnitzel is typically made with pork, but one day I was walking through the meat market and wondered how the chicken sold there that is traditionally marinated for fajitas would be fried in latin breadcrumbs. I handed a plate to Mrs. Meat Church, and as soon as she said it was delicious, I knew I had to film a video for this new recipe.

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  • 2 lbs Mexican meat market marinated chicken, thighs or breasts
  • 1 C Goya latin bread crumbs
  • 1 C flour
  • Meat Church Dia de la Fajita seasoning
  • 3 C frying oil

Egg wash ingredients

  • 3 eggs, beaten & wisked
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk (sub milk)
  • cling film
  • meat mallet (for flattening the chicken)
  • wire rack
Mexican Schnitzel

    Prepare the oil
    Heat 2-3" of oil to  350 degrees in a dutch oven or deep, heavy cast iron skillet.

    Egg wash
    Whisk the eggs in a shallow bowl. Add the milk. Mix and set aside.

    Prepare the chicken 
    Trim any excess fat from the chicken to make it as even as possible.

    grilled chicken

    Place the chicken between 2 pieces of cling film. Using a mallet, pound the chicken flat to an even thickness throughout.

    Mexican Schnitzel

    Bread the chicken 
    Prepare a chicken dredging station with 3 shallow bowls:

    1. Flour
    2. Egg wash\milk 
    3. Latin breadcrumbs
    Fried Chicken

      Lightly season the chicken on both sides with Dia de la Fajita.

      Mexican Schnitzel

      Place the chicken in the flour bowl. Lightly coat on all sides.

      Dip the chicken completely in the egg wash.

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      Finally, coat the chicken in latin breadcrumbs. You do not have to pound the breadcrumbs in like you do with chicken fried steak.

      Mexican Schnitzel

      Cooks the chicken
      Carefully place the chicken in the hot oil. Cook until 165 internal which should take 3 - 5 minutes depending on the thickness of the chicken.

      Mexican Schnitzel

      Remove the chicken from the oil and place on a wire rack to drain and remain crispy. 

       Mexican Schnitzel

      Serve with black beans and mexican rice. Enjoy!

      Mexican Schnitzel

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