Cooking for Friends - Seeded Schnitty with Pumpkin Salad


Seeded Schnitty with Pumpkin Salad


Cooking Time: 40mins

Serves: 4

Skill: Easy


This is my new and improved recipe to cook for friends and what makes this chicken schnitty recipe a bit different is that I use breadcrumbs and panko crumbs with seeds for that extra crunch!



  • 2 chicken breasts

  • 50gm plain flour

  • 2 eggs

  • 30gm mix of black and white sesame seeds

  • 10gm of sunflower seeds

  • 50gm panko crumbs

  • 50gm breadcrumbs

  • Salt and pepper

  • Olive oil

  • Vegetable oil

  • 500gm cubed pumpkin

  • 50gm baby spinach

  • 30gm crumbed feta



Step 1

Preheat oven to 180C

Peel and dice the pumpkin into cubes. Spread pumpkin on a baking paper lined tray. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake for 40 minutes until cooked through and has a bit of colour on the outside.

Step 2

While the pumpkin is baking, slice the chicken in half length ways. Place the chicken one slice at a time on a chopping board with baking paper on top. Using a rolling pin flatten the chicken to about 1cm think.

Place the flour in one bowl.

Put the eggs in another bowl and whisk until combined.

In a third bowl combine the remaining dry ingredients.

Dip each chicken piece into the flour until lightly covered. Then using a fork dip into the egg until coated. Lastly coat in the breadcrumb mixture.

Step 3

Pour about ½ cm deep vegetable oil into a frying pan and put on medium heat. Once hot, add the chicken in batches. Fry the chicken for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden on the outside.

Transfer to a paper towel lined pate until serving.

Once the pumpkin is cooked through, place in a salad bowl with the spinach and crumbed feta. Serve as is or drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice or balsamic vinegar as a dressing.


A Tip on How to Do Hospitality Well

You know those times when you see someone and you say “I would love to have you over for a meal some time” but then time gets away from you and you just never actually have them over? Yep, that has been me many a time. It’s definitely not from lack of desire but maybe more lack of proper invitation.

These days when I suggest to someone to come over I try to follow it up with a proper invitation. This could be through either locking in a dinner date then and there on our phone calendars. More often then not this doesn’t happen, so I’ll send a follow up message with a list of date options for them to choose from to find the most suitable one.

Be genuine and try not to make an invitation a passing comment.

These days when we are all so busy we often need to schedule get togethers months in advance. I know some people who email out a poll for their guests to select a suitable date. No matter how you do it, I would just suggest to be intentional about it. Be genuine and try not to make an invitation a passing comment.

Now go and enjoy some schnitty with your guests!

Meals with Jesus

If you would like to learn more about the lost practice of hospitality from Jesus who ate and drank with strangers, join us for the Meals with Jesus series this Sunday. We’ll take you out for a free lunch at a local restaurant. It’s our way of saying welcome!

Meals with JesusAmy Nhieu