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German Schnitzel, Slow Cooker Style

Fix it and forget it with this cleaned up version of a german favorite!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Marinating Time1 hr
Total Time7 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: German
Keyword: Budget-Friendly, Slow Cooker
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 409kcal
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


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