Chicken Schnitzel with Coleslaw
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Serves: 4
Crispy chicken with a fresh, crunchy salad - a family favourite!


  • 2 slices wholegrain bread
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/3 cup low-fat natural yoghurt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 skinless chicken breasts, sliced in half long-ways
  • olive or canola oil spray
  • 1/2 cabbage, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 apple, grated
  • 1/3 cup low-fat natural yoghurt, extra
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp lemon juice (or vinegar)


  1. Add the bread to a food processor or blender to make breadcrumbs. Alternatively, use a grater.
  2. Combine the breadcrumbs in a shallow bowl with the herbs.
  3. Combine yoghurt and water in a shallow bowl and stir to mix well.
  4. Coat each piece of chicken with yoghurt mixture, then again with breadcrumb mixture.
  5. Lightly spray a frying pan with cooking oil and place on low to medium heat.
  6. Cook the schnitzels for 5 minutes or until golden. Flip over.
  7. Cook for 5 minutes or until cooked through.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the yoghurt, mustard and lemon juice and mix well.
  2. Combine cabbage, carrot and apple in a large bowl.
  3. Stir through the yoghurt and mustard dressing.

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Nutrition Information

per serving per 100g
Energy 1371 kJ 359 kJ
Protein 50 g 13 g
Fat, total 5 g 1 g
— saturated 1 g 0.3 g
Carbohydrate 17 g 4 g
— sugars 12 g 3 g
Sodium 201 mg 53 mg
Fibre 6 g 2 g

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    Catherine Munster
    Posted on: 31 Aug 19

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    A fantastic recipe! I’d never used yoghurt and water as a base for breadcrumbs before, but it worked really well. It gave the chicken a thorough dousing and the breadcrumbs stuck well to the thin yoghurt mixture. The coleslaw with yoghurt and mustard dressing was tasty as well. My husband approved and our baby wasn’t too sure, but I’ll definitely be making this recipe again. It’s also good to know that I can use yoghurt in future if I run out of eggs or mayonnaise for example.
    Catherine Munster
    Posted on: 31 Aug 19

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