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**Gluten-Free Chicken Schnitzel Austrian Recipe**

Ingredients


- 4 chicken breast strips, about two fingers wide - Salt and pepper, to taste - 1/2 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour - 2 large eggs - 1 cup gluten-free breadcrumbs - 1 teaspoon paprika - Oil, for frying (vegetable, sunflower, or canola oil) - Lemon wedges, for serving

Recipe


1. **Prep the Chicken Strips:** - Start by patting the chicken strips dry with paper towels. This helps the breading adhere better to the meat. - Season the chicken strips with salt and pepper on both sides. 2. **Prepare the Breading Stations:** - Set up three shallow bowls or plates. In the first bowl, place the gluten-free all-purpose flour. In the second bowl, beat the eggs. In the third bowl, mix the gluten-free breadcrumbs with paprika. 3. **Coat the Chicken:** - Dredge each chicken strip in the flour, shaking off any excess. - Dip the floured chicken strip into the beaten eggs, making sure it's fully coated. - Transfer the chicken strip to the breadcrumb mixture and press the breadcrumbs onto the chicken, ensuring an even coating. Gently shake off any excess breadcrumbs. 4. **Heat the Oil:** - In a sturdy pot, pour enough oil to submerge the chicken strips. Heat the oil over medium-high heat until it reaches about 350F (175C). You can test the oil's readiness by dropping a small breadcrumb into the oil ? it should sizzle and rise to the surface. 5. **Frying the Chicken:** - Carefully place the breaded chicken strips into the hot oil using a mesh skimmer. Avoid overcrowding the pot; you may need to fry the chicken in batches. - Fry the chicken strips for about 3-4 minutes on each side or until they turn golden brown and the internal temperature reaches 165F (74C). Use the mesh skimmer to flip the chicken strips and remove them from the oil. 6. **Drain and Serve:** - Place the fried chicken strips on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil. - Serve the gluten-free chicken schnitzel hot with lemon wedges on the side for squeezing over the schnitzel. - Traditional accompaniments include potato salad, lingonberry sauce, and a side of vegetables. Enjoy your homemade gluten-free Austrian chicken schnitzel! The crispy and flavorful breading combined with the juicy chicken makes for a delicious meal.