Mouth-watering Schnitzel Recipe with White Wine Sauce

Welcome to my latest culinary creation: Schnitzel with White Wine Sauce. If you’re a fan of traditional comfort food, then this recipe is for you. I’ve combined the classic elements of schnitzel with a modern twist- a creamy white wine sauce that takes this dish to the next level.

It’s remarkable how simple ingredients can result in a dish that’s so irresistible. The combination of tenderized chicken breast coated in breadcrumbs and fried until crispy creates an unbeatable texture. And when served with my creamy white wine sauce- well, it’s hard to resist licking your plate clean!

I’ve been inspired by traditional Austrian and German schnitzels but have taken it up a notch by incorporating a delectable white wine sauce that perfectly complements the chicken. This recipe is perfect for a cozy night in or even as a dinner party main course. Impress your friends and family with this hearty meal that will satisfy both their stomachs and tastebuds.

So let’s get started on this delicious recipe! Trust me, once you try my Schnitzel with White Wine Sauce, you’ll be hooked.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Schnitzel With White Wine Sauce
Schnitzel With White Wine Sauce

Are you always on the lookout for delicious, easy-to-prepare meals that your family will love? Look no further than this scrumptious schnitzel with white wine sauce recipe! Not only is it packed with flavor, but it’s also a crowd-pleaser and a great option for families or groups of people.

One of the reasons why this recipe is such a hit is its versatility. You can use chicken, pork or even crumbed chicken breast to make this recipe, and it will still taste amazing. The cooked schnitzels are smothered in a creamy white wine sauce that is simply bursting with flavor. The sauce itself contains fresh mushroom, onion, tomato paste and sour cream, all of which combine to create a rich and sumptuous complement to the crispy, golden-brown schnitzels.

But don’t just take my word for it – there are other reasons why this recipe is an absolute must-try! For one thing, it’s very easy to prepare. While some people may find making schnitzel intimidating, it’s actually quite simple once you get the hang of it. You just need to pound the meat thin and dip it into a mixture of eggs and flour seasoned with paprika before frying it in butter or olive oil until golden brown.

What’s more, you can easily double (or triple) the recipe to make even more servings. This makes it a great choice for families or groups of friends who like to eat together.

So what are you waiting for? Give this schnitzel with white wine sauce recipe a go and see just how delicious your meal can be!

Ingredient List

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Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make this Schnitzel With White Wine Sauce Recipe:

  • 4 pork or chicken schnitzels, pounded thin
  • Salt and pepper, to season
  • 1/2 cup flour, seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, seasoned with salt, pepper, paprika, and chopped parsley
  • Olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 200g mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 and 1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sour cream for serving


  • Dijon mustard sauce for serving
  • Bacon bits for garnish

The Recipe How-To

To make this schnitzel with white wine sauce recipe, we will need the following ingredients:

Ingredient List:

  • 4 chicken schnitzels, or pork schnitzel (pounded thin)
  • 1/2 cup flour (for coating the schnitzels)
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • Salt and pepper (to season the flour)
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (fresh if possible)
  • Olive oil (for frying the schnitzels)


  1. Firstly, heat a generous amount of olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.

  2. Then put flour into a bowl, and season it with salt and pepper. Put the whisked eggs in another bowl.

  3. Coat each piece of chicken (or pork) with the seasoned flour mix, then dip it in the egg mix before coating it in breadcrumbs.

  4. Once you’ve coated each schnitzel, put it into the pan with pre-heated olive oil.

  5. Fry each schnitzel until golden brown and cooked through for about two to three minutes on each side.

  6. Use tongs to carefully remove each schnitzel from the pan and place onto a paper towel-lined plate to get rid of any excess oil.

  7. For making white wine sauce – melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat.

  8. Add onions and mushrooms to the pan once melted (use bacon bits or tomato paste or both for extra flavor).

  9. Cook the mushrooms for about 2 minutes until they have slightly softened, then add 3/4 cup or 180 ml dry white wine to deglaze the pan – stir it all together for another minute or so.

  10. Once you’ve let some of the alcohol burn off, add 1/2 cup water (or chicken stock) and 1/2 cup sour cream to the mushroom and wine mix. Keep stirring the sauce on low to medium heat, and add salt and pepper to taste.

  11. Continue cooking the creamy white wine sauce for around 5-10 minutes, adding paprika if you want more depth of flavor.

  12. Now, put your schnitzels onto plates and spoon the creamy white wine mushroom sauce liberally over them.

  13. Garnish with parsley or chives, serve with boiled potatoes or buttered noodles, then enjoy your perfect schnitzel with white wine sauce!

Substitutions and Variations

 A crispy, golden schnitzel that's perfect for dinner!
A crispy, golden schnitzel that’s perfect for dinner!

For those who are looking to make a few changes or would like some variety in their schnitzel dish, there are several substitutions and variations that can be made.

Instead of using chicken schnitzels, pork schnitzel can be used for a different flavor. Additionally, pork chops can also be prepared in a similar way to the chicken schnitzels to make for a delicious variation.

For those who prefer a creamier flavor, adding sour cream to the white wine sauce can help achieve this taste. Additionally, using cream instead of water in the sauce can make it even more luscious.

Bacon is another great ingredient that can be added to the dish for a smoky, savory twist. Adding bacon bits to the white wine sauce will add an extra element of flavor and texture.

Those looking for a vegetarian option can substitute out the chicken or pork with crumbed mushrooms or eggplant for a delicious meatless meal.

Finally, if you’re feeling adventurous and want to try something new, there are different types of sauces that pair well with schnitzel too! A creamy mushroom gravy or dijon mustard sauce are two unique options that will add some complexity to your dish.

Serving and Pairing

 You can't go wrong with a classic white wine sauce.
You can’t go wrong with a classic white wine sauce.

Schnitzel with white wine sauce is a classic dish that is hearty and full of flavor. When it comes to serving and pairing the dish, there are a few options that will complement the flavors in the schnitzel and enhance the overall dining experience.

Firstly, to serve the schnitzel, I recommend pairing it with creamy mashed potatoes or egg noodles. The richness of these sides will balance out the acidity and tanginess brought by the white wine sauce. The starch in these sides also pairs well with the crispy texture of the schnitzel.

In addition to sides, you can also add some vegetables like roasted asparagus or green beans. These fresh veggies will add a pop of color and nutrition to your plate.

As for wine pairings, it’s best to stick to white wines to balance out the flavors in this dish. For a dry white wine, try a Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio. A Riesling would also work well with its sweetness and acidity.

For those who prefer red wine, you can opt for a light-bodied Pinot Noir or a medium-bodied Merlot. However, keep in mind that red wines may overpower the flavors of the schnitzel and white wine sauce.

Overall, schnitzel with white wine sauce is a great dish to be paired with an equally flavorful yet balanced meal. With careful selection of sides and wine, it can create a memorable dining experience for anyone who loves good food and great company.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 This dish is sure to please meat-lovers.
This dish is sure to please meat-lovers.

This schnitzel with white wine sauce recipe is perfectly suited to make ahead and store for later use. Simply prepare the chicken schnitzels according to the recipe instructions, then store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. When you’re ready to serve, reheat the schnitzels by placing them in a preheated oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes. Alternatively, you can pan-fry them on medium heat until heated through.

The white wine sauce can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. When ready to serve, reheat the sauce on low heat in a saucepan, stirring occasionally until heated through.

Another option is to freeze the schnitzel and sauce separately for up to three months. Allow for proper cool-down before putting it inside storage bags. To reheat them, defrost the schnitzel and reheat it as instructed above while reheating the white wine sauce on low heat, stirring occasionally.

Keep in mind that while reheating older schnitzel may result in dryness or decrease its overall quality, when reheated properly, it can still taste delicious!

Tips for Perfect Results

 The secret to a great schnitzel? Pounding the meat to an even thickness.
The secret to a great schnitzel? Pounding the meat to an even thickness.

To make the perfect schnitzel with white wine sauce, there are a few tips that I want to share with you.

Firstly, season your chicken, pork or whatever meat you choose to use generously with salt and pepper before coating it in the egg and flour mixture. This will ensure that it’s flavorful throughout.

When pounding your meat thin, try to get it an even thickness so that it cooks evenly.

For the wine sauce, choose a good quality dry white wine. Don’t use a sweet wine as it will change the flavor profile of the dish.

In addition, when making the mushroom sauce, I suggest using fresh mushrooms instead of canned ones. It will add more depth of flavor to your dish.

To prevent lumps in the white wine sauce, make sure to whisk it continuously while adding the liquid slowly.

Finally, don’t overcook your schnitzel! Cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side until they are golden brown and crispy. When you overcook it will result in a tough meat.

By following these simple tips, you’ll create a fantastic schnitzel with white wine sauce every time!


Now that we’ve gone through the essential parts of this Schnitzel with White Wine Sauce recipe, you may have some concerns or questions on how to pull it off perfectly. Before we wrap up, let us address some of the frequently asked questions and provide you with useful answers to help enjoy your schnitzel dish to the fullest.

How to make a white wine Sause?

To make a delicious sauté sauce, heat up some olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Then, add garlic and red pepper and cook until they turn a lovely golden color, which should take around a minute.

Next, it’s time to make the sauce itself. Add some salt and pepper to the pan, along with a bit of wine and a generous serving of butter.

Stir the sauce for two minutes while it simmers, and then remove it from the heat. Once you’ve done so, the sauce can be tossed with any number of delicious options. Cook up some pasta, chicken breasts, shrimp, or scallops and combine them with the sauce for an unforgettable meal that’s sure to impress even the most discerning palate.

What are the secrets to a great schnitzel?

As a sommelier, I’ve come across some interesting cooking techniques in my line of work, including one that caught my attention: the secret to achieving a fantastic schnitzel is all in the way you cook it. Clark, an experienced cook, swears by a unique method that involves shaking the pan to infuse the crust with air and create a lighter coating. By swirling the pan and letting the oil cascade over the top of the cutlet in waves, the results are truly remarkable.

What is the best white wine for chicken schnitzel?

When it comes to pairing a drink with a classic Wiener Schnitzel, a white wine that balances its acid and sweetness can be a great choice. In Austria, Grüner Veltliner is the recommended pairing for this dish. However, other white wines like Riesling, Chenin Blanc, and Gewürztraminer can also do the job perfectly.

What is white wine sauce made of?

To make white wine sauce, you’ll need some dry white wine, garlic, and shallots.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this schnitzel with white wine sauce recipe is an exceptional choice for anyone who wants to enjoy a delicious and fulfilling meal. This dish is not only easy to prepare, but it incorporates simple ingredients that can be easily found in most households. Whether you prefer chicken, pork or crumbed chicken, this recipe has got you covered.

The creamy mushroom gravy, salted bacon and dry white wine combine together impeccably for a rich and flavorful sauce that pairs perfectly with the crispy and juicy meat. The addition of sour cream adds a tangy taste and a velvety texture to the dish that will leave everyone satisfied.

Furthermore, this recipe can be easily customized by substituting chicken to pork or adding different herbs and spices according to personal preference. The meal also goes well with a wide range of side dishes such as salads, potatoes or vegetables.

In short, if you’re looking for a terrific schnitzel recipe that will impress your guests and guarantee a memorable dining experience, then look no further than Schnitzel with White Wine Sauce Recipe. Give it a try today, and I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!

Schnitzel With White Wine Sauce

Schnitzel With White Wine Sauce Recipe

I love schnitzel and this is one my favorite ways to make it.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine German or Austrian
Calories 437.2 kcal


  • 4 (4 ounce) pork cutlets, pounded thin
  • pepper
  • salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup flour or 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mushroom, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup dry wine
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream


  • Salt and pepper cutlets.
  • Drege the cutlets in egg and then coat with flour.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet and fry cutlets until golden brown on both sides.
  • Remove cutlets from oil and drain excess grease on paper towel.
  • Keep the cutlets warm while you make the wine sauce.
  • Saute onions in butter until golden brown.
  • Add mushrooms and tomato paste to onions and saute.
  • Add water, wine, paprika and parsley; let simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in sour cream.
  • Pour sauce over schnitzel before serving.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 378gCalories: 437.2kcalCarbohydrates: 19.6gProtein: 31.2gFat: 13.5gSaturated Fat: 6.5gCholesterol: 186.2mgSodium: 189mgFiber: 1.2gSugar: 3.1g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Easy, European, German, Healthy, Meat, Pork
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