3 ingredients is all that’s required to make basic Flaxseed Schnitzels, but to lend a little kick to these juicy chicken bites I added a dash of spice and served them with a red fruit jam. Gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free.
When I sat down to write this post last night, it really struck me. I should start keeping a gratitude journal so that I can remember all of the things, and people, and situations, and friendships and good deeds bestowed upon me, and be thankful and give something back.
I have always been tempted to buy one, but luck had it that Mr Chipconnoisseur’s sister, K, actually gave me one to keep as a little farewell gift at the end of our weekend in Boonah.
Last night I wrote this:
1) I am grateful for Mr Chippy, the little girl and little boy – thank you for being so good, so understanding, honest, funny and supportive.
| Especially, when I promised you some baked gluten free donuts and they didn’t work out because the recipe needed more work, and thanks for eating that sugar-free cake I tested with such brave faces. I have a sweet dumpling plan to make it up to you.
2) I am grateful for you, my readers – thank you for coming to visit my blog and making me smile every time you leave a new comment, all thoughts are welcome.
| This blog would not be where it is today without you.
3) Lastly, I am grateful for M, who has been a really good friend and who, in adopting a gluten-free diet recently, discovered that ground flaxseeds make for a great schnitzel crust and shared the idea with me.
| This post would not have been possible without you. And, as a self-professed Schnitzelconnoisseur myself, I’m actually quite impressed with this flaxseed alternative to the traditional crust. To find out more about flaxseed go here.
So, tell me dear reader, what have you been most grateful for recently? And what do you think of this Schnitzel crust idea?
Me? I love all those simple, uncomplicated recipes that are made with 5 ingredients or less. Many of them are quite ingenious, as is the case with this one. Now, I’ve used a mixture of paprika, chilli, ginger and cumin in mine, but any dried, ground spice mix would work here as well; Chinese five spice, Middle Eastern Zataar, Sichuan salt and pepper or a simple Italian dried herb mix. To find out more about flaxseed go here.
Spiced Flaxseed Schnitzel Bites
For the Spiced Flaxseed Schnitzel Bites:
- 2 organic chicken thighs or 1 chicken breast
- 1/4 cup ground flaxseed I used brown
- 1 tsp each paprika, ground ginger, ground cumin
- pinch chilli
- 2-3 tbsp olive oil
- lemon cheek
- red fruit (raspberry or lingonberry) jam
To make the Spiced Flaxseed Schnitzel Bites:
- Trim chicken meat of excess fat. Cut into 1 inch-sized pieces.
- Place ground flaxseed and spices in a medium bowl and mix well to combine.
- Add chicken pieces to the spiced flaxseed mixture and toss until pieces are covered thoroughly with the mix.
- Heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken to the pan and cook, for about 3 minutes, on each side.
- Remove from pan and arrange on a serving platter.
To serve the Spiced Flaxseed Schnitzel Bites:
- Serve Spiced Flaxseed Schnitzel Bites with a lemon cheek and some red fruit jam on the side.