Cooking time: 30 mins
2 unwaxed lemons
1 vegetable stock cube
2 large courgettes
3 chicken breasts (without skin)
75g panko breadcrumbs
10g fresh parsley
10g fresh chives
salt and black pepper
1. Prepare ingredients
Preheat the grill to high. Wash, pick and roughly chop the parsley leaves and chives. Wash the lemons, zest and juice one, making sure to keep the zest and the juice separated. Cut the other lemon into wedges. Wash and cut the courgettes diagonally into 5mm thick discs. Boil 400ml of water in a kettle.
2. Prepare couscous
Dissolve the stock cube in the just boiled water. Add the couscous and 1tbsp of oil to a heatproof bowl. Pour over the stock and cover with cling film. Leave to rest for 10mins. Meanwhile, mix 2tsp lemon zest and 2tsp of lemon juice with the mayo, season and set aside.
3. Grill courgettes
Place the courgette pieces on a baking tray. Coat in 1tbsp of oil and season with salt and pepper. Cook under the grill on the top shelf for 8-10mins, turning halfway.
4. Prepare schnitzel coating
Meanwhile, place 4tbsp of plain flour on a large plate, season with salt and pepper. Beat the eggs in a small bowl and place on another plate. Place the breadcrumbs on a third plate.
5. Prepare chicken
Place each chicken breast in between two pieces of cling film. Pound with a small saucepan, to about 1cm thickness. Repeat with the remaining breast and cut one in half so the kids have half a breast. Dust each piece individually with the seasoned flour, then dip into the egg. Coat in the breadcrumbs and set aside.
6. Cook schnitzel and finish
Heat 2-3tbsps of oil in a large frying pan on medium heat. Fry the chicken for 4-5mins on each side. You may have to do this in batches, adding more oil as you go. Use a fork to fluff up the couscous. Add the herbs and remaining lemon juice to your taste and season. Divide between four plates and serve with the schnitzel, courgette, mayo and lemon wedges.
Recipe by Chef April at Marley Spoon (www.marleyspoon.co.uk)
Photography by Alex Freundorfer (www.alexfreundorfer.com)
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Chicken schnitzel with herbed couscous and lemon mayo