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pork schnitzel baked in the oven and served as burger

Baked Schnitzel (Chicken, Pork or Turkey)

Oven-baked schnitzel – a simple recipe perfectly suitable for chicken, pork, or turkey schnitzel.
Course Beef, Pork and Lamb
Cuisine German
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 595kcal
Author Adina


  • 8 small pork schnitzel or 4 larger ones See note 1
  • fine sea salt and pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup dried breadcrumbs or more if necessary (See note 2)
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan freshly grated (See note 3)
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika


  • Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius/ 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Tenderize: Dry the schnitzels with kitchen paper. Tenderize slightly between two sheets of plastic foil using a meat mallet or a small but heavy saucepan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and set aside.
  • Breading station: Lightly beat the eggs in a shallow bowl. Mix the breadcrumbs and the Parmesan in another large shallow bowl.
  • Mix the olive oil and the sweet paprika powder in a small bowl.
  • Line a baking tray with baking paper. Lightly brush the baking paper with some of the oil mixture.
  • Bread schnitzels: Dip the schnitzels in the beaten eggs, then coat them with the breadcrumb-Parmesan mixture.
  • Brush: Place them on the baking tray and brush them lightly with the oil mixture as well. Use only as much oil as to lightly coat the schnitzel, don't use it all just because it's there.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes, turn the schnitzels and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes. Check after a total time of 15 minutes already; the cooking time greatly depends on your oven.
  • Cooking time: If your schnitzels are larger, check after the indicated cooking time is over and increase the cooking time only slightly, if necessary. As larger schnitzels will be just as thin as smaller schnitzels, the cooking time will not change dramatically.


  1. About 50 – 70 g/ 1.7 – 2.4 oz each – small to serve in a burger bun, for instance.
    The schnitzels can be larger (about 100 – 150 g/ 3.5 – 5.3 oz), and the baking time will not change drastically, as they all should be thin.
  2. The Parmesan is optional but recommendable.
  3. Regular breadcrumbs or panko breadcrumbs.
  4. Nutrition is calculated for pork schnitzel.


Serving: 2small or 1 large schnitzel | Calories: 595kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 152mg | Sodium: 626mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g