German Schnitzel, Slow Cooker Style

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You will not be disappointed with this german schnitzel.

Pork is an American favorite, but it isn’t always the healthiest option. Making matters worse, many pork recipes are complicated and take forever to create. Instead of opting for the traditional pork recipe, you can make this German schnitzel in a slow cooker. It is healthy, simple, and one of the most delicious meals you will ever enjoy.

This slow cooker recipe puts a healthy spin on one of the least healthy cuisines in existence. German food is delicious, and rich, and filling, but it is often loaded with fat, nitrates, and a host of other unhealthy ingredients. Indulging on occasion might be fine, but if you love German food, you are going to want to make it a part of your weekly menu. This cleaned up version of schnitzel makes that possible. You can enjoy German schnitzel several times a month without ever worrying about a dish that is too fatty, too caloric, or too processed.

Slow cooker cooking is an easy solution to making healthy food when time is of the essence. We offer a variety of delicious slow cooker meals your family will love. Looking for a few new recipes to add to your collection? Try our Slow Cooker Eggplant, Potato, and Mushroom Curry or our Cheesy Spaghetti with Turkey Sausage.

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German Schnitzel, Slow Cooker Style

Fix it and forget it with this cleaned up version of a german favorite!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Marinating Time 1 hour
Total Time 7 hours 10 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 1 each
Course Dinner
Cuisine German
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 2 butterfly pork chops 1 inch thick
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup low fat buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat crumbs crunchy, (try Ian's Panko whole wheat breadcrumbs)
  • 2 teaspoons  black pepper
  • kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Hungarian paprika regular paprika will work


  • Trim any visible fat from chops and slice each down the center, lengthwise on the seam. Pound the chops until thin. In a medium bowl combine crunchy bread crumbs, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/2 teaspoon paprika...set aside.
  • Whisk together egg, buttermilk, salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon paprika and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder. Add pork chop to egg mixture, cover, place in the refrigerator and marinate for 1 hour.
  • Spread bread crumbs on a cookie sheet. Remove chops from egg mixture, allow excess to drip off, add to bread crumbs and thoroughly coat both sides. Lightly spray the bottom and lower sides of the slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Also, lightly spray both sides of pork chops with cooking spray.
  • If a rack is available, place in the slow cooker and arrange chops on top, or place directly in the slow cooker if a rack isn't available. Cover, cook on high 3 hours or low 6 hours on low, or until pork is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees. There is no need to turn Schnitzel during cooking time.


1" Butterfly Chops are plenty for two people, so we cut them in half to make 4 servings. Feel free to eat an entire schnitzel since this cut is much leaner than other cuts of pork. However, most slow cookers can accommodate only two full-size butterfly chops after being pounded thin.
Minimum Slow Cooker size: 5 quarts

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1each | Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 174mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 3g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 11
Keywords Budget-Friendly, Slow Cooker

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  1. Can I use just plain thin pork chops?  I don't know how to butterfly and this would leave out the having to pound thin part.

  2. I would have never thought you could make something breaded like this in a crock pot but it turned out great!

  3. I tried this recipe last night.  Following the directions cooking the pork 3 hours on high.  It was very tender but the breading was mushy, not crispy at all.  I didn't have a rack for my crock pot so maybe that is why.  I put them under the broiler for a few minutes to try & crisp them up before serving & it did help.  Still not sure I'd recommend this though.  

  4. Not sure how you have that it is only 4 points plus on weight watchers. I have entered it and played around with it and the absolute lowest I can get it is 10 points.

  5. When you say, "Add schnitzel to egg mixture" are talking about the pork chops? You also say "Also, lightly spray both sides of schnitzel with cooking spray." Again are you speaking of the egg coated pork chops?

  6. Excited sbout finding your schnitzel recipe. trying it today if i am able to breath well enough to cook.

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