Much To My Delight

Much To My Delight

Chicken Schnitzel with Endive & Bosc Pear

Every culture has a fancy name for the ultra-simple breaded chicken cutlet. In Japan, it’s chicken katsu. Texans get down with the chicken fried steak  (my thigh’s arch nemesis). But Germany, hands down, came up with the name that’s the most fun to say…Schnitzel! 

On its own, schnitzel can be pretty heavy, but this recipe includes a lovely salad of fall fruit, endive and radish mixed with a lemon-shallot vinaigrette. I took liberties with this recipe and swapped out the apple for pear and eliminated the frisee lettuce because my store was out. I am such a rule-breaker. But only when it comes to food. Other than that, I’m pretty much a goody-goody.
I lurve bosc pears. They are so crisp and light.
Remind me to tell you the story someday about another type of chicken cutlet, a bridesmaid dress, and a dance floor. I’m still recovering from “the incident”.
I served it alongside some winter squash that I roasted with maple syrup sprinkled with chipolte powder. It sucked; don’t make it. But do make the schnitzel. Then say it three times fast and giggle a lot. 

Jenn P.

30-something psychotherapist. Loves cooking, hosting parties, exploring new places. Texan by birth. New Yorker by choice. Likes to tell little stories. Pull up a chair; I'll tell you one.

  • Roxy Te
    You are such a genius in the kitchen! From the bosc pears to the winter squash and chipotle powder- my mouth is watering!! I recently did something with pork chops, apples, and brussel sprouts..I will share soon! (Not that you need any ideas!)
  • Taylor Sterling
    Oh wow. I know I would love this! I must try this soon! Love the pear!
  • Danielle @ Antiquated Treasures
    This looks so yummy and I’m a vegetarian!!!Just want to let you know that your comment made my day. =)
  • Jessica
    Watch out Jacques Pepin! I love your “cutlet” story! I regale strangers with that incident of yours (no names) and they think it’s off the wall funny too.
  • Lauren Zabaneh
    Okay, I’m reminding you to tell the story…. It sounds like a good one, especially when a “cutlet” is involved. You are a rule-breaker, you crazy woman! Bosc pears!? Shut the door! It’s sounds so good, even the squash. Wah, wah. I so enjoy your posts, Jenn. They just brighten my day and ALWAYS make me giggle.
  • PearlsAndGreenTea
    Yum…this looks really good!
  • Shannon
    Look at you Miss Fancy Pants, with your hi-falutin’ ingredients. haha no seriously, this looks bangin. Did I mention I’m trying to use “bangin” more often? But I do enjoy a nice pear and a chicken, so this would work for me.
  • Mary
    Okay, this sounds amazing! Love the addition of pear!!! Great blog; happy I found you! Mary xo
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