Breaded Chicken Schnitzel, Lea & Perrins Caramelised Red Onions & Pesto Mayo


On our first night in Edinburgh, Vanessa and I found ourselves in a beautifully kitsch bar/restaurant called ‘The Newsroom’.

Blown up newspaper covered walls…. windows lined with jam jars filled with lightbulbs… and some seriously delicious food!

The two of us had been umming and ahhing about where to eat for a good half hour before deciding on this place (always going back to the first place we see! Go with your instinct!). We didn’t fancy a large sit down meal that night, but more of a pub grub type deal.

Here, we both ordered a Breaded Chicken Schnitzel with Lea & Perrins Roast Onions and Basil Mayo…. and oh my gosh it was the best non- decision we had that day! It was so tasty that I couldn’t not try to make it at home!


Ok, so I may have cheated and just caramelised the onions in a pan instead of roasting, and used pesto in my mayo instead of fresh basil…. but i’m all about the shortcuts if it means I get to eat sooner!


1 chicken breast

pinch of salt and pepper

1 egg, beaten

handful of flour

handful of panko breadcrumbs

knob of butter

1 red onion

1tbsp sugar

slosh of Lea & Perrins

1tbsp mayonnaise

1tsp basil pesto

1 tiger bread roll


Slice the onion and cook in a pan over a medium heat with the butter, sugar and Lea & Perrins until softened and browned.

Between two sheets of cling film flatten the chicken breast using a rolling pin. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then coat in the flour, egg, then breadcrumbs. Shallow fry on both sides till golden.

Stir together the pesto and mayo.

Slice the bread roll in half and lightly toast both halves.

Assemble via fancy instavideo ;).

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