Geschnetzeltes and Wackelpudding

Day 1 of my new theme!! I paleofied a recipe called “Geschnetzeltes”… The literal translation would be “meat cut into strips”. Technically there are dozens of recipes that qualify to be a “Geschnetzeltes”. In my case it’s prepared with chicken, but you could use turkey or pork, if you prefer.

Also, this recipe is not strictly paleo but primal, meaning it includes dairy! If this isn’t for you, then stick around for other great recipes that I’ll be posting soon.

For a dessert today I made “Wackelpudding”. The translation for it is quite simply jello. 🙂


4 chicken breasts, cut into strips
expeller pressed coconut oil (for frying the chicken)
salt and pepper to taste
2 tsp of paprika
2 tsp dill weed
1 medium onion, chopped
a dash of cayenne pepper
2 to 4 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tbsp arrowroot powder
2 cups water

1 spaghetti squash


Heat coconut oil in a pan. When hot, add the chicken and brown it from all sides. After a couple of minutes, add chopped onions, salt and pepper to taste, plus paprika. After browning the chicken on all sides, pour the 2 cups of water into the pan, cover with a lid and cook in medium low for about 20 minutes.

Now season with paprika, dill weed, and cayenne pepper. Pour in the vinegar. If you like it a little more on the sour side, add 4 tbsp vinegar. Add the whipping cream and stir well. Cover and cook on medium for another 10 minutes.

Now, mix the arrowroot powder with a half cup of water, then pour into the pan. Mix well. At that point, I like to cook the whole mixture for another 10 minutes at medium low, uncovered.

Before serving it’s a good idea to taste the sauce, and add salt or spices as needed. You may find you don’t have enough salt, or that you really like more dill weed.

The spaghetti squash can be prepared very quickly in the microwave, but I avoid the microwave. I cut the squash in half, take out the seeds, and bake it face down in a casserole dish for anywhere between 30 and 40 minutes, depending on the size of the squash.

That’s it. It’s super delicious, and my kids devoured it!

I loved Wackelpudding as a kid. And this recipe is so easy!! No need for little packages of poison!

All you need is this:

1/2 cup cold apple juice
1 1/2 cup boiling hot apple juice
2 packets gelatin

Pour the cold apple juice into a bowl, and sprinkle the gelatin  on top of it. Let it sit for a minute or so. It’ll get solid pretty quickly. When the rest of the apple juice is boiling, simply pour it into your gelatin mixture and stir it up until the gelatin is completely dissolved. This happens pretty quickly.
Optional: add about a tablespoon of honey to the hot mixture if you like things a little sweeter.

Now set the whole thing in the fridge. It’ll solidify in about an hour. 🙂


One thought on “Geschnetzeltes and Wackelpudding”

  1. Thanks for this recipe Ute! We love Spaghetti Squash but I've only ever prepared it with a beef meat sauce. Time to expand our Paleo horizons.

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