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Pork Schnitzel with Lemon Butter

  • Author: Maxine Dubois
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This Pork Schnitzel with Lemon Butter is made with pork chops, panko crumbs, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, lemon and butter. It is absolutely phenomenal and family friendly.



  • 4 boneless pork chops, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups panko crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Vegetable oil, for shallow frying
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • Freshy thyme leaves


  1. Season the pork with salt and pepper. If the pork is not thin enough, use a meat tenderizer to pound the meat into thin slices. In a shallow medium bowl, combine the panko crumbs, garlic powder, onion powder and paprika.
  2. Place a pork chop on top of the breading mixture and press the pork into the panko, flip and do the same. Use your fist to pound the crumbs into the pork. Repeat with the rest.
  3. Add ½ inch deep oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  When it shimmers, add the chops (might be in batches) until golden brown on both sides, about 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels and repeat with the rest.
  4. When the skillet is empty, add the butter and lemon slices and cook until butter is melted and lemon slices are caramelized, about 1 minute per side. Serve the schnitzel with the lemon slices and pour the butter over the schnitzel. Sprinkle the thyme leaves on and enjoy.


  • If you don’t have a meat tenderizer, use a heavy spatula to smack the pork down.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: German


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 314.0
  • Sugar: 0.9 g
  • Sodium: 323.4 mg
  • Fat: 20.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.2 g
  • Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 21.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 89.5 mg