Chicken Scallopini

This Chicken Scallopini is a delicious dish of crusted chicken over lemon butter pasta. The flavorful, butter chicken and pasta combo is irresistible and perfect for dinner any night of the week.


Delicious Chicken Scallopini

You guys know how much we love chicken and pasta here!! How can you not when they’re almost always delicious and loved by the whole family?! 😉  Today’s recipe for Chicken Scallopini happens to be another one of those yummy dishes and is one my mom got from watching the news one day (thanks, Mom!) She gave it a try, and it was a hit!! Like I said, I’m not sure how it wouldn’t be a hit when you have breaded chicken and pasta that is coated in a Lemon Butter sauce.

This particular recipe is also pretty simple. It takes a little bit of time but is easy to do, which is what I like most about great recipes (simple AND delicious!) So…

What is Chicken Scallopini?

Scaloppine is a type of Italian dish that comes in many forms. It consists of thinly sliced meat, that is dredged in flour or breadcrumbs and is sautéed in one of a variety of redux sauces.

For this version, the chicken is coated in bread crumbs and is sauteed in a lemon butter sauce.

Chicken Scallopini

How to Make Chicken Scallopini

This delicious recipe is a family favorite! It’s fairly simple too. While pasta is cooking, heat oil and butter in a skillet. After coating your chicken in breadcrumbs, sautee the chicken in the skillet until browned and cooked.

Bring the lemon juice and broth to a boil. Add cream and simmer slowly adding the butter until it’s well incorporated. Add the pasta to the lemon butter sauce until coated and seasoned. Add Cut chicken pieces on top of the pasta and serve.

Whether you’re making dinner for the family or for company, this is definitely one of those recipes that everyone will enjoy!

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Chicken Scallopini recipe

4.75 from 4 votes

This Chicken Scallopini is a delicious dish of crusted chicken over lemon butter pasta. The flavorful, butter chicken and pasta combo is irresistible and perfect for dinner any night of the week.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 1377 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley


  • 4 thin chicken breast skinless, boneless
  • 1 tbsp oil for sautéing
  • 2 tbsp butter for sautéing
  • 2 cups Italian seasoned breadcrumbs or Panko
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 lb. linguini pasta cooked
  • parsley for garnish

Lemon Butter Sauce:

  • 4 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth (or white wine)
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup butter


  1. Cook pasta according to box directions. 

  2. While pasta is cooking, heat about 1 TB of oil and 2 T. butter in a large skillet.

  3. Coat chicken in breadcrumbs and saute in your skillet, turning until brown and cooked through. Remove chicken from pan.

  4. In a medium pan, heat lemon juice and chicken broth on medium heat. Bring to boil. 

  5. Reduce to low-medium heat. Add cream and simmer until mixture thickens. Slowly add your butter until incorporated.

  6. Add pasta to lemon butter sauce. Season with salt and pepper.

  7. Add cut chicken over pasta. Garnish with parsley and serve.

Recipe adapted from ABC 15


Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. Looks amazing!! We eat chicken almost every night so this will be a great addition to our menu. Thanks for the yummy recipe 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe looks really good. I wonder in Capers would be a nice addition? Have you added these or do you think it might be to salty? Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  3. 5 stars
    Just finished eating Chicken Scallopini for dinner. The flavor is good! I feel as if 1lb of noodles is too much for the sauce as some bites of the noodles didn’t have any flavor. Will make again but with half or 2/3 of the called for lb of noodles.
    Thanks for the recipe!

  4. You should always make the sauce in the same pan that you cook the chicken in. Drain oil and deglaze with white wine, then make sauce as directed. It will be way more flavorful!