Chicken schnitzel burgers with apple and fennel slaw

Chicken schnitzel burgers

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Transform chicken breasts into a crisp and golden schnitzel burgers, made satisfyingly sloppy with a homemade buttermilk, green apple and fennel bulb slaw


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  • skinless chicken breasts 2
  • plain flour 4 tbsp
  • egg 1, beaten
  • fine dried breadcrumbs 40g
  • parmesan finely grated to make 1 tbsp
  • olive oil 3 tbsp
  • burger buns or floury baps 2
  • lemon wedges to serve
  • iceberg lettuce shredded, to serve


  • buttermilk, kefir or yogurt 1 tbsp
  • mayonnaise 1 tbsp
  • cider vinegar 1 tsp
  • green apple ½, cored and finely sliced
  • fennel bulb ½ small, finely shredded
  • spring onions 2, finely sliced


  • Step 1

    Butterfly the chicken breasts, then bash between two pieces of baking paper until about 5mm thick, then season both sides. Put the flour and egg into separate shallow bowls, and mix the breadcrumbs with the parmesan in a third bowl. Dust the chicken in the flour, dip in the egg then coat in the cheesy breadcrumbs.

  • Step 2

    Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat, and fry the schnitzels for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden, crisp and cooked through.

  • Step 3

    Combine the slaw ingredients in a large bowl, and season. Split and toast the buns. Squeeze a little lemon juice over the schnitzels, then cut each in two pieces. Serve in the buns with the lettuce and slaw, with any remaining slaw alongside.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 971
  • Fat 43.3g
  • Saturates 6.5g
  • Carbs 90.8g
  • Sugars 8.4g
  • Fibre 5.7g
  • Protein 51.7g
  • Salt 1.8g