My Favourite Zurich Geschnetzelte Recipe

When I am in Zurich, I always go to one of the gourmet restaurants in Niederdorf. Tables spill over on to the cobbled streets. It is best to come early or book a table because the eateries in this street are very popular. My favourite dish is Zurich Geschnetzelte, slithers of chicken or veal in a rich creamy sauce.

This is my favourite Zurich Chicken Geschnetzelte recipe. It is very easy to make. You can have veal instead of chicken.


* 500g chicken breast, without skin
* 250g mushroom
* 1 onion
* 1 tbsp oil
* 1 tbsp. butter
* freshly ground salt and pepper


1. Wash and dry the chicken breasts and cut into thin slices.
2. Peel the onion and dice finely
3. Clean the mushrooms and cut into slices or quarters
4. Heat the oil in a large pan and then cook the meat strips on a medium heat. It takes a  couple of minutes for them to cook through.
5. Remove the cooked chicken and set aside.
6. In the same pan, sauté the onion and the mushrooms

Ingredients for the Cream Sauce

* 0.2 l vegetable or chicken broth
* 0.2 l cream
* 1 tblsp cold butter
* salt and pepper
* chopped parsley
* 1 lemon


Heat the broth and cream in a small pan. Stir in the mushrooms and onion. Add the butter and then season with salt and pepper. Simmer until the sauce for the Zurich Geschnetzelte has the desired consistency. Stir in the chopped parsley and add lemon zest and lemon juice.

Zurich Geschnetzelte is best eaten with rösti or spaetzli, but rice or noodles are equally good. The Swiss Taste Cookbook has recipes for rösti or spaetzli.

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