Actifry Meal #4- Chicken Schnitzel with Steamed Green Bean Salad- HIT

I love me a good fried chicken, but my wife hasn’t let me eat KFC in 4 years. Booh! I’m still figuring out the secret herbs and spices, but until then, this Schnitzel is wonderful.  Crispy crust, really juicy chicken and we are just using one tablespoon of oil for the whole meal.   Not too shabby flabby!

Chicken Schnitzel with Steamed Green Bean Salad.




1 tablespoon vegetable oil

2 chicken breasts

1 cup Panko bread crumbs (regular will also do)

½ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (aka Parmesan, use real cheese please, nothing out of a box)

½ teaspoon chili flakes (optional)

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Juice from 1 lemon


1 pound green beans, tips removed

½ cup boiling water

1 shallot, finely diced

1 tablespoon whole grain mustard

Salt & pepper to taste

  1. Remove the ActiFry paddle from the unit. We don’t want our meat moving around. The 2in1  unit has a special compartment for this type of dish, but I have the Gourmet.
  2.  Set timer for 2 minutes. Let the oil warm up.
  3. Remove the chicken tender from the chicken breast (that little hanging piece from the bottom that no one knows what to do with) and set aside for future cooking.
  4. Slice the two breasts carefully down the middle to make 4 even pieces. The ActiFry will only be able to handle 3 portions at a time, so add the fourth piece to the leftover tenders and put in the fridge for tomorrow.
  5. Lay the breasts onto the cutting board, and cover with plastic wrap. Lightly pound each portion so that they are an even thickness. Don’t pound it too thin. Should be at least an inch.  Remove plastic, and pat each piece dry. Sprinkle each piece with a generous amount of salt, pepper and chili flake.
  6. In a large plate, combine Panko and cheese.
  7.  Bread the chicken into the Panko and cheese mixture and put into the ActiFry. Turn machine on for 12 minutes. Go have a coffee.
  8. After 12 minutes, the chicken should have developed a nice golden crust. Flip over the chicken, turn on the ActiFry and set the timer for another 4 minutes.
  9. BEEP BEEP, remove chicken onto a plate and let rest.
  10. For Green Bean Salad, insert the ActiFry paddle back into the centre of the machine, and secure.  Add Green Beans, chopped shallots, water, mustard, salt and pepper. Turn on the Machine and set timer for 4 minutes.
  11. BEEP BEEP, ready to serve.  Spritz the lemon juice over the Chicken and Green Beans to finish.


Again, made a great meal, and only messed up one pot.  The Panko and cheese help form a great crust over the chicken, while the inside remained really moist and juicy. Definitely a keeper.  Sure deep fried chicken is wicked awesome, but your arteries will say “danke schön” for the Schnitzel. (Get it, German, Schnitzel, ha ha ha!).