Chicken Scallopini Recipe

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Glenda Published: February 8, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021
Chicken Scallopini Recipe

How To Make Chicken Scallopini

Sink your teeth into this crispy chicken scallopini, coated in a creamy sauce made of capers, lemon juice, and garlic, for a hearty meal!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



For Chicken:

  • 1lbchicken breasts,boneless, skinless
  • ½cupall-purpose flour
  • tspsalt
  • ½tsppepper
  • 2tbspextra-virgin olive oil

For Sauce:

  • 2tbspbutter
  • 2tbspall-purpose flour
  • 2tspgarlic,minced
  • ¼cupwhite wine
  • 1cupchicken broth
  • ¼cupheavy cream
  • 1tbsplemon juice
  • 3tbspcapers
  • salt and pepper,to taste
  • 2tbspparsley,chopped
  • lemon wedges,to garnish, optional


  1. Cut each chicken breast in half lengthwise. If the chicken breasts are labeled thin cut, skip this step.

  2. Place each chicken piece in between two pieces of plastic wrap. Use the flat end of a meat mallet or a heavy pan to pound the chicken to ½-inch thick.

  3. In a small bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and pepper. Then, dredge each chicken piece in the flour mixture.

  4. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken in a single layer.

  5. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through.

  6. Remove the chicken from the pan and cover to keep warm.

  7. Melt the butter in the pan. Add the flour and whisk for 1 minute.

  8. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Pour in the wine and bring to a simmer.

  9. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until the wine has reduced by half, whisking occasionally.

  10. Stir in the chicken broth and heavy cream. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until the sauce has just thickened. Turn the heat to low.

  11. Stir in the lemon juice, capers, salt, and pepper. Return the chicken to the pan. Spoon the sauce over the top, then sprinkle with chopped parsley.

  12. Serve, garnished with lemon wedges, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 471.67kcal
  • Fat: 29.56g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.28g
  • Trans Fat: 0.35g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.72g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.61g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.37g
  • Fiber: 1.32g
  • Sugar: 1.90g
  • Protein: 28.06g
  • Cholesterol: 110.02mg
  • Sodium: 600.11mg
  • Calcium: 44.98mg
  • Potassium: 404.27mg
  • Iron: 2.36mg
  • Vitamin A: 146.34µg
  • Vitamin C: 8.64mg
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