Wednesday, February 19, 2014

His and Her Wonderful Wednesday - Chicken Schnitzel Wraps

Last year we discovered a great little place to eat near my sister's house in Australia. I was starving and we kept seeing these sign for a place called Mr. Schnitzel. My sister had not been there before but we decided to give it a try and I am so glad we did! They serve a variety of chicken schnitzel wraps which are now one of my favourite foods. We have been sad that we haven't been able to find anything similar back in the States so I set out to try and recreate it in my own kitchen and squash my Mr. Schnitzel craving once and for all. Read on to see if I was successful or whether I need to just book a ticket to Australia to get the perfect wrap.

All of the ingredients lined up and ready to go.
Thin sliced chicken is dipped in beaten eggs then breadcrumbs to create the breading.

Place chicken in a skillet on Med-Med high that has a generous amount of vegetable oil.

Cook until fully cooked and is golden brown on the outside. Remove from pan and cut each breast into about 4-5 pieces.

We made two different wraps. This is the Mexican wrap. Place cheese and about 4-5 pieces of chicken on the wrap.
Add any additional toppings that you desire. Options can include salsa, shredded carrots,  lettuce and sour cream. Then roll up the wrap and serve with your side dish of choice

For a Hawaiian wrap place a few slices of ham and cheese on the wrap.

Then add the chicken and pineapple. Add any additional toppings that you desire. Then roll up the wrap and serve with your side dish of choice

Completed Mexican wrap served with Fries

Completed Hawaiian wrap served with Fries

Making these wraps was really easy and is pretty close to the real thing. We chose not to deep fry the chicken to make it a little healthier and to save a few calories but you can if you want to. We chose to recreate our favourite wraps (Mexican for Amanda and Hawaiian for Sean) but you can easily customize it to include your favourite toppings. I have included the toppings for the Mexican and Hawaiian wraps to give you some ideas.

Ingredients. Makes about 4 wraps
 1.5 LB/600g Boneless chicken breasts sliced to about 0.25 inch/6mm (if you can find thin sliced chicken breast in the meat department that makes it easier)
Approx 1 cup of breadcrumbs.
2 eggs.
4 Burrito size flour tortillas.
2-3 tablespoons vegetable oil.

Toppings for Mexican Wrap. (per wrap)
1/8 cup shredded carrot
1/8 cup shredded lettuce
1/8 cup salsa of your choice
2 tablespoons sour cream
1/4 cup of shredded cheese

Toppings for Mexican Wrap. (per wrap)
4 slices of ham
1/4 cup of pineapple pieces.
1/4 cup of shredded cheese

1: Slice the chicken so it is 0.25 inch/6mm thick (if you can buy the chicken sliced thin at your grocery store this will make things a lot easier).
2: Place the breadcrumbs into a bowl and the beaten eggs into another bowl. Dunk the chicken in the eggs, then into the breadcrumbs. Make sure that the chicken is well coated with breadcrumbs.
3: Place chicken into a large skillet that has a generous coating of vegetable oil and cook until the chicken is fully cooked and has a golden brown exterior.
4: Remove chicken from heat and cut each breast into 4-5 pieces.
5: Place the toppings of your choice on the tortilla. 
For the Mexican wrap.
Place cheese on tortilla, then chicken, salsa, carrots, lettuce and sour cream.

For the Hawaiian wrap. 
Place 4 slices of ham on the tortilla, then cheese, chicken and pineapple.

6: Roll up the tortilla and place on a baking pan and place into a 350F/176C oven for 2-3 minutes to melt the cheese and warm the tortillas.
7: Remove from oven and serve with fries or your favourite side dish.

It's not quite the same as the real thing, but it is pretty close and a lot cheaper than a trip to Australia just for a chicken wrap. Try this recipe out for yourself and experiment with your own toppings if Mexican or Hawaiian is not your thing. 

Let us know what toppings you would use if you made this recipe. If you try these wraps, we would love to hear what you thought of them.

Happy eating!



  1. So good! I was lucky to have Schnitzel in Austria and it was AMAZING!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

    1. I'm sure it was awesome in Austria. We have a German restaurant in town that serves a good pork schnitzel and I can imagine it would be just as good if not better in Austria or Germany itself.

  2. They look delicious! I've never had Chicken Schnitzel wrap or even heard of them.

    1. We had never heard of a chicken schnitzel wrap either until last year. They are one of my favourite foods now and I am glad I could recreate it here in America. Thanks for stopping by.


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