I might not be quite an Aussie citizen yet, but I will be this year! Over the past 7 years of being in Australia, I have learnt that the quintessential staple pub grub in nationwide Aussie watering holes is the “schnitty”. A schnitzel is tenderised meat, breaded and pan or deep fried, served with a wedge of lemon and chips. Not the most nourishing dish on a menu but it certainly is a classic. Over the years the “schnitty” has got me through many nights of trivia, karaoke and sport. So I thank it for that!
I wanted to turn this dish upside down and try recreate a healthier version of our Aussie staple. A little bit of experimentation with flavours and the results were fabulous.
I used an organic chicken breast battered with a rolling pin to tenderise. “Breadcrumbs” were made from sunflower seed meal, coriander, smoked paprika, salt and pepper, panfried in coconut oil, served with some lightly steamed beans, a wedge of lemon and my delicious homemade tomato ketchup this is such a fun and great dish for any night of the week.
Why is it good for you:
Chicken is full protein with all of the essential amino acids which aid muscle and tissue repair as well as boosting your immunity. The sunflower seeds are high in magnesium, potassium and vitamin E which are essential for health nerve function, circulatory system, your skin and boosts you with energy. Coriander is high in vitamin C, a great chelating herb, which helps “mop up” free oxidising radicals in the body. Green beans are a good source of fibre and vitamin C. A squeeze of fresh lemon can aid in digestion as well as provide a douse of vitamin C too.
Enjoy this little number possums!