Chicken Scallopini with Mushrooms

Chicken Scallopini with Mushrooms
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Chicken Scallopini with Mushrooms

Barbara Kiebel

Chicken Scallopini with Mushrooms

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
32g
46%
Sugar
28g
31%
Saturated Fat
14g
58%
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Carbohydrate, by difference
78g
60%
Protein
15g
33%
Vitamin A, RAE
29µg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
29µg
32%
Calcium, Ca
66mg
7%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
63µg
16%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
17mg
5%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
69mg
10%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
1008mg
67%
Water
22g
1%

Chicken Scallopini Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Chicken Scallopini Cooking Tip

Legs take longer than breasts to cook. For more consistent results, mark the chicken on the grill and then finish cooking them in an oven.