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April 23, 2014

Lemon Chicken Schnitzel with Low-Fat Mushroom Sauce

Healthy, tender & juicy Lemon Chicken Schnitzels in a Low-Fat Mushroom Sauce !

I could eat these Lemon Chicken Schnitzels everyday !  And my family loves it as well. In fact, it has been requested at least once a week since I made them the first time.

Served with the Low-Fat Mushroom Sauce , this is a winner for me, personally. Although the recipe only includes a small amount of grated Lemon Rind, the taste of Lemon is definitely the main attraction.

I have mine without any cheese, but Roy and the kids like to add a slice of cheese - mostly Gouda - on top of the Schnitzel and then cover the whole dish with Mushroom Sauce.

Honestly, if I could, I would have added cheese to mine as well ! But, without the cheese it is just as delicious.

I recently bought a George Foreman Griller/Grill Combo and I can not tell you how much I am enjoying my new cooking apparatus. Everything cooks in half the time as usual, as I am using the grill {which looks like a press toaster} mostly, so the heat comes from above as well as the bottom.

Lemon Chicken Schnitzel with Low-Fat Mushroom Sauce

Servings: Serves: 6



6 Chicken Schnitzels

2 cups Fresh Wholewheat Bread Crumbs
1/3 cup Parmesan Cheese, finely grated
1 TB Lemon Rind, finely grated
2 TB Parsley, chopped
1 t Garlic Powder
Salt and Black Pepper, to taste

1/2 cup Wholewheat Flour in a small mixing bowl

1 Egg
1 TB Fat-Free Milk

Oil, for shallow frying   {I do not use any in the GF Griller}


1 TB Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
500g Mushrooms, sliced
1 TB Balsamic Vinegar
1 can (410g) Low-Fat Evaporated Milk, divided
1/2 TB Cornflour
Salt and Black Pepper, to taste



1.) Mix together the Breadcrumbs, Parmesan, Lemon Rind, Parsley, Garlic Powder and season to taste with Salt and Black Pepper in a medium mixing bowl - set aside.
2.) Beat together the Egg and Milk in a small mixing bowl - set aside.
3.) Dip the Chicken into the Wholewheat Flour - then into the Egg and finally coat all sides with the Breadcrumb mixture.
4.) If using a griller {like George Foreman's} - place the Schnitzels in the grill - close and cook about 8 - 10 minutes or until done.
5.) If using a pan - heat a little Oil and fry the Schnitzels until done -12 - 15 minutes.


1.) Meanwhile, start the Mushroom Sauce - heat the Oil over high heat - saute the Mushrooms until soft and golden - Sprinkle with the Balsamic Vinegar and add 3/4 of the Evaporated Milk - turn the heat down to medium.
2.) Mix the Cornflour with the remaining Evaporated Milk and add to the Mushroom mixture - stir until thickened and season to taste with Salt and Black Pepper.

Serve the Schnitzels {with or without a slice of cheese ! } with a generous scoop of Mushroom Sauce.  A side of vegetables or a salad would make this a healthy and easy recipe.

Healthy, tender & juicy Lemon Chicken Schnitzels in a Low-Fat Mushroom Sauce !


Healthy, tender & juicy Lemon Chicken Schnitzels in a Low-Fat Mushroom Sauce !


  1. What an amazing recipe, Linda! I am definitely going to make this over the weekend!

  2. Oh Linda this looks to die for! I'm so glad to see you're sharing your gorgeous recipes with us regularly again.

  3. Hi Linda,
    We are going to love your Lemon Chicken Schnitzel, it looks fantastic and I'm pinning. Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. I just have a couple slices of chicked breast in the fridge, I'm definitely going to try those Lemon Schnitzels! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  5. Noticed this on Tasty Tuesdays party and had to check it out. It sounds so good and I love how you have reduced the fat in the Mushroom Sauce. Pinned.

  6. I love lemon in savory of my favorite ingredients, actually. Looks good! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Looks and sounds so good. Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features tonight at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to the party so you can check out your feature. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  8. Congratulations!! Your Chicken Schnitzel recipe has been featured at Tasty Tuesdays 59 on my blog, Lori’s Culinary Creations. Hop on over and grab a feature button and link up your latest culinary creations. Congrats again.

  9. Oh goodness, this sounds delicious, my husband will enjoy, I especially like the sounds of the sauce. Thanks for sharing, I have it pinned to make.

    I to love my grill, I have told my husband that should it quit, I will leave to go by another immediately!

    If you can make your way over to Oh My Heartsie Girl, I would love for you to stop by and share your recipe.
    Have a great weekend

  10. I know this awesome comfort chicken meal would be a winner at our house! And love the low fat idea!

  11. Can look at my blog and see nutritional facts of low fat food at grocery stores.

  12. What a great dinner idea! I'm always looking for some easy healthy recipes for weeknight dinners. Thanks!


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