Schnitzel (Paleo, Gluten-Free)

Today, I am sharing with you my favorite recipe for German Schnitzels which I revived from the archives. It’s the same tried and true recipe for gluten free Schnitzels, I only took new pictures. I wanted to share with you this easy recipe for German Schnitzels since it’s Oktoberfest season in Germany. This meal is perfect for a quick and delicious weeknight dinner!

In a previous post I shared with you my recipe for Pan Fried Potatoes since my husband requested Pan Fried Potatoes and Schnitzel for his birthday earlier this year. They go wonderfully together!

Schnitzel in German means “cutlet” which is usually made with veal, pork, turkey or chicken. It is thinly pounded cutlet, breaded and fried. Did you know that Schnitzel comes from Austria? Yes, Wiener Schnitzel!  Even though it’s a traditional Austrian meal, it is very popular in Germany and Switzerland as well. I traveled several times to Austria when I used to live in Europe, and have tried many different types of Schnitzel.

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Luckily, there is a very nice German restaurant in our town called Ol’ Heidelberg which offers a variety of German meals and … yes, you guessed it, Schnitzels. 🙂 I love their food and it always reminds me of my college years in Germany.

As for this recipe, it is made with thinly pounded chicken breasts. Those of you looking for a quick weeknight dinner will love this one.

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How to Make Gluten-Free Schnitzel

What you need:

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (or tenderloins)

2 eggs

1/3 cup almond flour

1/2 cup gluten free Paleo bread crumbs

2 Tbsp olive oil

White Wine Mushroom Sauce (optional)

12 oz (340 g) white mushrooms, sliced

2 tbsp butter

¼ cup white wine

1 medium onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1½ cup half and half

salt and pepper to taste

parsley for garnish

Preparation

Pound each boneless chicken breast to about 1/4 inch thickness. Season generously with salt and pepper on both sides.

Place the almond flour, the whisked eggs and the gluten free bread crumbs in three different dishes (plates or bowls).

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Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Dredge each thinly pounded chicken breast in almond flour, tapping off any excess flour, then dip each one in the bowl with the eggs, and then coat well with breadcrumbs.

Saute first two chicken breasts for about 3 minutes on each side until they are golden brown. Remove the Schnitzels from the skillet and cover with a foil to keep warm while you prepare the rest of the Schnitzels.

White Wine Mushroom Sauce

Add onion and garlic to skillet and cook for a couple minutes until onion is translucent and soft.

Add mushrooms and stir. Season mushrooms generously with salt and pepper. Let cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

When mushrooms are cooked to your liking, add wine and half & half and cook sauce for about 6 minutes until it reduces a bit and thickens. It will thicken more when it cools.

Garnish with parsley and serve hot.

Hope you enjoy it!

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Mmm, just looking at these pictures makes me hungry again.

Surprise your loved ones with these appetizing Schnitzels for supper and let me know how you like the recipe.

Paleo Schnitzel-1In Germany and Austria, usually Schnitzels are served with potatoes. These pan fried potatoes (Bratkartoffeln in german) go wonderfully with the Schnitzels.

Pan Fried Potatoes (Bratkartoffeln)

Pan Fried Potatoes (Bratkartoffeln)

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Schnitzel (Paleo, Gluten-Free)
 
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless chicken breasts (or tenderloins)
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup gluten free Paleo bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
White Wine Mushroom Sauce (optional)
  • 12 oz (340 g) white mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ cup half and half
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parsley for garnish
Instructions
  1. Pound each boneless chicken breasts to about ¼ inch thickness. Season generously with salt and pepper on both sides.
  2. Place the almond flour in a bowl, the whisked eggs in another and the gluten free bread crumbs on a plate.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Dredge each chicken breast in almond flour, tapping off any excess flour, then dip each one in the bowl with the eggs, and then coat well with breadcrumbs.
  4. Saute first two chicken breasts for about 3 minutes on each side until they are golden brown. Remove the Schnitzels from the skillet and cover with a foil to keep warm while you prepare the rest of the Schnitzels.
White Wine Mushroom Sauce
  1. Add onion and garlic to skillet and cook for a couple minutes until onion is translucent and soft.
  2. Add mushrooms and stir. Season mushrooms generously with salt and pepper. Let cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. When mushrooms are cooked to your liking, add wine and half & half and cook sauce for about 6 minutes until it reduces a bit and thickens. It will thicken more when it cools.
  4. Garnish with parsley and serve hot.
Notes
The potatoes & mushroom gravy are optional side dishes. They are not Paleo.
The nutritional information for the white wine sauce is not included in the recipe card.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 199 g Calories: 482 Fat: 24.3 g Saturated fat: 4.9 g Unsaturated fat: 19.4 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 11.4 g Sugar: 1.2 g Sodium: 245 mg Fiber: 1.6 g Protein: 52.7 g Cholesterol: 151 mg

Gluten Free Schnitzel – nutritional label

Gluten Free German Schnutzel (Paleo) - nutrition

White Wine Mushroom Sauce – nutritional label

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13 comments on Schnitzel (Paleo, Gluten-Free)

  • Alisa Fleming

    This looks like the perfect weeknight dinner. Will definitely be trying.

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Thank you, Michelle! It’s one of my husband’s favorite meals, it’s delicious. 🙂

  • Lauren @ Wicked Spatula

    I make a Paleo schnitzel all the time with almond meal! It’s delicious topped with some sauerkraut too!

  • Elena

    Gluten free schnitzel! I’m going to have to spend some time sans-gluten this fall, so I’ll definitely add this recipe to my menu!

  • Elizabeth

    Doesn’t the half and half make it non-Paleo?

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      I recently updated the pictures of this post and added the mushroom gravy recipe. The original recipe is for the Schnitzel which is Paleo. You are welcome to make the Schnitzel without the mushroom sauce. Hope you enjoy it!

  • Elizabeth

    Thanks makes sense …. I’ll try it with almond milk tonight instead. Can’t wait!! Thanks!

  • Linda Conner

    My daughter is also allergic to nuts so can not use almond flour.Could I substitute corn starch??

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Hi Linda, I haven’t tried to use corn starch for this recipe. It might be a good substitute. Also, coconut flour might work as well. Sometimes I use gluten free bread crumbs, and it turns out great. Hope this helps!

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