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Chicken Schnitzel Hawaii

Creamy, cheesy sauce with a hint of garlic melts together with caramelized pineapple and ham over sautéed, mildly seasoned chicken breast. This one's a new family favorite!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: German
Keyword: Chicken Hawaii recipe, German chicken recipe with cheese, German chicken recipe with ham, German chicken recipe with pineapple, German creamy chicken recipe, German garlic chicken recipe, German Hawaii recipe, German Hawaii toast recipe, German toast hawaii recipe, Simple German chicken recipe
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 948kcal


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • salt, pepper, paprika powder to season chicken breast with
  • 28 g butter
  • 28 g avocado oil or other high quality, high heat oil
  • 165 g fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1 clove fresh garlic minced
  • 90 g white American cheese Whole Foods didn't have it in the prepackaged cheese section, but you can buy it at the deli counter!
  • 100 ml heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoon sour cream
  • 4 slices black forest ham you could use other smoked ham (Note that the American version of black forest ham is cooked ham, not cold smoked ham. You want to use cooked ham.)


  • Butterfly the chicken breasts, cutting all the way through the breast (meaning cut them in half to get two, thin chicken breasts per chicken breast).
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  • Season the chicken breast with salt, pepper and a little paprika powder. Sauté in 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of avocado oil (or other high quality, high heat oil), about 5 minutes each side over medium heat. Add pineapple chunks shortly after flipping over the chicken breast and sauté until caramelized.
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  • Remove chicken and pineapple from pan and and keep warm. Leave fond in the pan.
  • Add minced garlic to the pan and sauté for one minute or until fragrant. Add heavy cream and cheese to the pan and stir until the cheese is melted. Once melted, add the ham and pineapple chunks (reserving some of the pineapple as a garnish on top).
  • Arrange the chicken on 2 plates. Pour ham, pineapple and cheese sauce over the chicken and garnish with the reserved pineapple chunks.
  • Serve with rice and broccoli (I boiled my rice - used basmati - and steamed my broccoli, only seasoning it with some salt and pepper). Guten Appetit!


Calories: 948kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 68g | Fat: 67g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 325mg | Sodium: 1724mg | Potassium: 1209mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1701IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 544mg | Iron: 2mg