Za’atar chicken schnitzel and salad

Spice up dinner with this deliciously succulent za’atar chicken schnitzel and salad recipe - quick and easy and oh-so-tatsy!

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking
  • Serves 2
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Za’atar chicken schnitzel and salad
  • 2 200g fresh crumbed chicken schnitzels
  • 2 teaspoon za'atar (see tips)
  • 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 clove honey
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 6 trimmed red radished (90g), sliced thinly
  • 125 gram chery tomatoes, halved
  • 1 lebanese cucumber (130g), chopped coarsely
  • 400 gram canned chickpeas, rinsed, drained
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 2 lemon wedges
  • 2 pitta breads


Za’atar chicken schnitzel and salad
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 200°C. Line an oven tray with baking paper.
  • 2
    Place schnitzel on tray, sprinkle with za'atar. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden. Stand for 5 minutes then slice thickly.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, combine vinegar, oil, honey and garlic in a large bowl; season. Add radish, tomato, cucumber, chickpeas and mint; toss gently to combine.
  • 4
    Serve salad with schnitzel, lemon wedges and pitta bread.


For a vegetarian option, sprinkle haloumi slices with za'atar and pan-fry over medium heat for 1 minute each side. Za'atar is a Middle Eastern spice blend often containing thyme, sumac, sesame seeds and salt. It is available from major supermarkets and delis. To make your own, combine 1 teaspoon dried thyme with ½ teaspoon lightly crushed sesame seeds and ¼ teaspoon each sumac and salt.

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