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Chicken Schnitzels with Bacon & White Wine Cream Sauce

chicken schnitzels bacon white wine sauce

Chicken Schnitzels with Bacon & White Wine Cream Sauce

Take your chicken schnitzels to the next level with this surprisingly simple bacon and white wine cream sauce. Just five ingredients make up this restaurant quality topper, and you’ll be wanting to make it again and again once you realise how amazing it tastes!

I’ll leave you in charge of your chicken schnitzels – fresh, frozen, homemade, it’s totally up to you. I made mine from scratch as it is cheaper and easier than making a special trip to the shops just for schnitzels.

I halved the chicken breast fillets horizontally, dredged them in plain flour, then an egg/milk bath, then a mixture of corn flake crumbs, bread crumbs (just from a packet), and about a teaspoon each of garlic powder and onion powder.  Pan fry them in about 1cm of canola oil and drain on some kitchen paper.

Now for the star of the dish – the sauce!

Here are the ingredients you will need.

chicken schnitzels bacon white wine sauce

Super simple – some butter, bacon and shallots, white wine (I thought it best not to include the entire cask in the image!) and a small tub of cream.

Chop the bacon and shallots and fry them in the butter.

chicken schnitzels bacon white wine sauce

Add the wine and bring to a steady simmer for a few minutes, then add the cream. Season with a little salt and pepper and turn the heat down a bit. Let it simmer gently for a few more minutes until it reduces slightly. Done!

chicken schnitzels bacon white wine sauce

Serve your chicken schnitzels with some oven fries and steamed vegetables, then pour your amazing sauce all over the top. Enjoy!

chicken schnitzels bacon white wine sauce

Chicken Schnitzels with Bacon & White Wine Cream Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4


  • 4 chicken schnitzels, either home-made or store bought
  • Enough Canola oil to cover the bottom of a large frying pan
  • 250mls cream
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 4 rashers short cut bacon, chopped
  • 50g butter
  • ½ cup white wine
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Oven fries and steamed veggies to serve


  1. Pan fry the schnitzels over a medium heat until cooked through and golden on both sides.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a frying pan or large saucepan on medium high heat and add the bacon and shallots. Cook for a few minutes, stirring every now and then.
  3. Add the wine to the bacon and shallots and stir to combine. Bring to the boil and allow to simmer for 3 minutes.
  4. Add the cream, salt and pepper and stir to combine. Turn the heat down a little and simmer until reduced slightly.
  5. Pour all over chicken schnitzels and serve with oven fries and steamed veggies.
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Jill Slater

Jill Slater

Jill is a busy wife and mother of four young children. She loves nothing more than making people giggle, and loves to settle in with a glass of wine (or four) and wander about the internet. Feel free to follow her to see all the cool stuff she finds!

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