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Walnut Chicken Schnitzel

Walnut Chicken Schnitzel

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Prep Time

30 min



Chicken breast crumbed with walnuts, thyme and breadcrumbs - golden and delicious. Served with buttery Dijon mash and green beans. You'll love it - fo' schnitzel!

Prep Time

30 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
1 egg †
2 garlic cloves
5g fresh thyme
2 tbsp Dijon mustard †
large British chicken breast
1 chicken breast fillet
30g walnuts †
Panko breadcrumbs edit
30g breadcrumbs †
400g potatoes
120g green beans
You Will Need
Pestle & mortar, butter, flour, milk, pepper, salt, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 British free-range egg<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 5g thyme
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 large British chicken breast fillet
  • 1 bag of walnuts (25g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 30g panko breadcrumbs<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 400g potatoes
  • 120g trimmed fine green beans
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 482 kJ
114 kcal
2365 kJ
562 kcal
of which saturates
3.3 g
0.5 g
16 g
2.4 g
of which sugars
11.6 g
0.9 g
56.7 g
4.3 g
Fibre 1.5 g 7.3 g
Protein 10.4 g 50.8 g
Salt 0.3 g 1.49 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 British free-range egg
1 garlic clove
5g thyme
thyme (100%)
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
water, mustard seeds, spirit vinegar, salt, potassium metabisulphite (sulphites), citric acid
1 large British chicken breast fillet
chicken breast fillet (100%)
1 bag of walnuts (25g)
walnut (100%). May contain peanut, sesame & other nuts
30g panko breadcrumbs
wheat flour (gluten), sugar, salt, yeast
400g potatoes
120g trimmed fine green beans
green beans (100%)
  • Allergens highlighted by † (egg, mustard, sulphites, nut, gluten)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Walnut Chicken Schnitzel

Boil a kettle and preheat the oven to 230°C/ 210°C (fan)/ 450°F/ Gas 8

Cut the potatoes into 2cm chunks, skin on, and peel and roughly chop the garlic 

Add both to a pot, cover with boiled water by 5cm, bring to the boil on a high heat and cook for 10-15 min or until fork tender

2 Walnut Chicken Schnitzel

Meanwhile, bash the walnuts into small crumbs (either in their bag with a rolling pin or in a pestle and mortar)

Strip the thyme leaves from their stalks and chop finely 

Tip: If the stalks are soft, then chop and use them too

Mix the walnuts, thyme and breadcrumbs on a plate and season generously with salt

3 Walnut Chicken Schnitzel

Add 2 tbsp (4 tbsp) plain flour to a shallow bowl and season with salt and pepper

Crack the egg into another shallow bowl and beat well

Slice the chicken breast(s) in half lengthways, laying your hand over the breasts and sawing through, forming 2 (4) thin escalopes

4 Walnut Chicken Schnitzel

Check on your potatoes and drain once fork tender for step 7

Coat one escalope in the seasoned flour, tapping off any excess

Dip it in the egg and coat well, then roll it in the breadcrumbs and press it firmly down to coat evenly

Repeat with the remaining escalope(s)

5 Walnut Chicken Schnitzel

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with 2 tbsp (4 tbsp) vegetable oil on a medium heat

When hot, add the crumbed chicken and cook on each side for 3 min

Transfer them to a baking tray and put them in the oven for a further 5 min or until cooked through

Tip: Line the tray with foil to avoid mess

6 Walnut Chicken Schnitzel

Meanwhile, trim the green beans and cut them in half

Add them to a pot and cover with salted boiling water by 5cm

Bring to the boil on a high heat and cook for 4-5 min or until tender but with a slight bite

7 Walnut Chicken Schnitzel

Meanwhile, return the drained potatoes to the cooking pot

Add a knob of butter, a splash of milk, the Dijon mustard and season with salt and pepper

Mash thoroughly until fully combined


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Once the chicken is ready, season it generously with salt and pepper and serve it over the mash with the green beans to the side


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