Chicken Scallopini is a classic Italian dish that's tender, flavorful, and surprisingly easy to make at home. Whether you're a chicken lover, a foodie, or just someone who enjoys cooking it, this guide will walk you through every step of creating this delicious meal.

Chicken Scallopini


Before you start, gather the following ingredients:

  • 4 chicken breast cutlets
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Preparing the Chicken

  • Pound the chicken to an even thickness to ensure even cooking.
  • Season both sides of the chicken cutlets with salt and pepper.
  • Dredge the chicken in flour, shaking off any excess.

2. Cooking the Chicken

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the chicken cutlets to the skillet and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side, until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Set aside the cooked chicken on a plate and keep warm.

3. Making the Sauce

  • In the same skillet, add the minced garlic and cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
  • Add the lemon juice, capers, and chicken broth to the skillet.
  • Simmer the sauce for about 5 minutes until it slightly reduces.

4. Finishing Touches

  • Return the chicken cutlets to the skillet, spooning the sauce over the top.
  • Simmer for an additional 2-3 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
  • Garnish with freshly chopped parsley before serving.

Serving Suggestions

Chicken Scallopini pairs beautifully with:

  • Pasta (such as linguine or fettuccine)
  • Steamed vegetables (like broccoli or green beans)
  • Fresh salad (a simple mixed greens salad with a light vinaigrette)

Tips and Variations

  • For the best results, use fresh lemon juice and high-quality chicken broth.
  • Variations:
  • Swap the chicken for veal or pork cutlets.
  • Add mushrooms or artichoke hearts to the sauce for extra flavor.
  • Use white wine instead of chicken broth for a different twist.


Chicken Scallopini is a delightful dish that brings the flavors of Italy to your kitchen. Give it a try and impress your family and friends with your cooking skills! Don't forget to share your experience and any creative variations you come up with. Enjoy your meal!

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