Chicken Quinoa Schnitzel with Tomato Pesto


By Simone Ashton

This recipe is brilliant!

Tastes just as good as a regular chicken schnitzel, but a more tastier version!

It’s a MUST try!

Introducing – Chicken Quinoa Schnitzels with Tomato Pesto

Serves: 4  (just double if you want a bigger batch)

Prep time: 15 Minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes


What You Will Need…

For the Tomato Pesto

What you need to do…
  • Step 1
    For the tomato pesto, combine all the ingredients in a food processor and whiz until smooth, then season.
  • Step 2
    Place the chicken between 2 pieces of baking paper and use a rolling pin to flatten slightly. Place quinoa flakes, herbs and lemon zest in a food processor and whiz to combine, then transfer to a bowl. Place the rice flour in a separate bowl and season. Place the eggs and milk in a separate bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Step 3
    Heat 2cm oil in a frypan over medium heat. Working in batches, coat the chicken in the flour, then egg mixture, then crumb and cook for 2-3 minutes each side until golden. Drain on paper towel.
  • Step 4
    Serve chicken with pesto, tomato, rocket leaves and lemon wedges.

Once you’ve tried it let us know what you think, and if there’s any particular recipes that you want, easy, just let us know by commenting below 🙂

Sim x


Simone Ashton
Simone Ashton

Simone Ashton is a Coach & Senior Nutritionist of Absolute Health & Fitness. She is dedicated to helping women break free of the vicious dieting cycle so that they can live a happy, healthy, balanced and confident life. Her greatest achievement is her twins Eli and Indi and she shares her passion for all things nutrition, training, family, food, footy, travel and cultural experiences with her husband Clint. Together they have built AHF from the ground up to be the go to for women over 40 who are desperate for life long change and are sick and tired of being stuck in the yo-yo dieting cycle. She loves music, being free and knows happiness comes from within and to be happy you must do what feeds your soul, so that you can live your best life! Simone knows that living a healthy but balanced life is one of the keys to success and loves spending her spare time with family whilst enjoying espresso martinis, wine, chocolate and all things Italian.

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