Chicken Scallopini with Mushrooms

Chicken Scallopini with Mushrooms
Barbara Kiebel


  •   Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound  spaghetti or linguine
  • boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 3 tablespoons  butter
  • 3 tablespoons  olive oil
  • 12 ounces  mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 cup  all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons  chopped shallots or 4 scallions, chopped
  •   Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3/4 cups  dry white wine
  • 1/3 cup  chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup  half-and-half
  •   Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving

True confession. I love chicken. I don’t eat chicken because it’s less expensive than other meats, I eat it because I love how easy it is to prepare and even more how versatile it is. And this is one of my absolute favorite dishes. The finished result is beyond the ease of preparation.


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Cook the pasta according to package directions, drain, and set aside.

Place the breast pieces between 2 sheets of waxed paper and pound with a mallet or other flat instrument to a thickness of about 1/8-inch. (I usually cut the resulting pieces in half to be more manageable.)

Heat 2 tablespoons each of the butter and oil in a skillet. Add the mushrooms and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Remove the mushrooms and set aside.

Heat the remaining butter and oil over medium-high heat. Dredge the breasts in a combination of flour, salt, and pepper. Sauté in the skillet until browned, turning once, about 4-5 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Add the shallots or scallions to the pan and cook until tender, scraping the bottom, about 4 minutes. Add the lemon, white wine, and broth. Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook until liquids are reduced by ½.

Stir in the half-and-half and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add the mushrooms and chicken and simmer to reheat. Serve immediately over spaghetti or linguine with grated Parmesan.


Calories per serving:

758 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 136g 209%
  • Carbs 395g 132%
  • Saturated 46g 230%
  • Fiber 22g 87%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 30g
  • Monounsaturated 54g
  • Polyunsaturated 16g
  • Protein 399g 798%
  • Cholesterol 1,172mg 391%
  • Sodium 1,945mg 81%
  • Calcium 367mg 37%
  • Magnesium 716mg 179%
  • Potassium 7,373mg 211%
  • Iron 16mg 89%
  • Zinc 19mg 127%
  • Phosphorus 4,392mg 627%
  • Vitamin A 510µg 57%
  • Vitamin C 41mg 68%
  • Thiamin (B1) 2mg 158%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 5mg 271%
  • Niacin (B3) 159mg 797%
  • Vitamin B6 13mg 639%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 348µg 87%
  • Vitamin B12 4µg 60%
  • Vitamin D 2µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 16mg 79%
  • Vitamin K 38µg 47%
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