Chicken Scallopini with Mushrooms

Chicken Scallopini with Mushrooms
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.

6
Servings
579
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound spaghetti or linguine
  • 6 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
19g
29%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
7g
34%
Cholesterol
87mg
29%
Protein
33g
66%
Carbs
66g
22%
Vitamin A
76µg
8%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
4.7%
Vitamin B6
0.9mg
45.6%
Vitamin C
7mg
11%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
2mg
9%
Vitamin K
11µg
14%
Calcium
56mg
6%
Fiber
4g
15%
Folate (food)
37µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
50µg
13%
Folic acid
8µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
12%
Magnesium
78mg
19%
Monounsaturated
8g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
12mg
61%
Phosphorus
414mg
59%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
731mg
21%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
29.7%
Sodium
704mg
29%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
17%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
14%

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