Chicken Scallopini

Main Dishes · Pasta · March 19, 2018

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

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
Servings 4
Calories 1377 kcal
Author Kellyn Carpenter


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Scallopini recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1377 Calories from Fat 666
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 74g 114%
Saturated Fat 41g 205%
Cholesterol 250mg 83%
Sodium 1606mg 67%
Potassium 886mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 128g 43%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 7g
Protein 48g 96%
Vitamin A 43.6%
Vitamin C 18.1%
Calcium 17.2%
Iron 26.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe adapted from ABC 15

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    Trying for the family!Thanks for sharing

      Lil' Luna

      Let me know how it goes!! Have a great day. 🙂 XO – Kristyn


    Let’s pretend you don’t like lemon…do you think the sauce would taste okay if you omitted it?


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

      Lil' Luna

      Love to hear it, Crystal!! As usual, I’d love to know what you think about it if you give it a try. Have a great week!! 😀

    Diana Gashwiler

    Is the 1 pound of butter the correct amount ?


    So many great recipes. Thanks so much.


    Do you think maybe this recipe has an error? One pound of butter? That’ll kill us with hardened arteries!

    Lise @MomLovesBaking

    Looks so good. Can’t wait to try!
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    My boys love any dinner that includes chicken and pasta – I know they’ll love this!
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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

    Chicken and pasta are some of our favorite meals here too! This looks perfect for the whole family!
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    J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all

    Wow a delicious weeknight meal! Can’t wait to try it! Yum!
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    Lauren Gaskill | Making Life Sweet

    Seriously this chicken looks DIVINE! My mouth is watering!

    Lisa @ Ruthie Bell Home

    Yes you definitely did just make me hungry. I know everyone in the family would love this! We also only do pasta about once a week.


    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.


    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!


    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!


    I’ve been wanting to try this recipe, but am wondering. What do you use in place of the white wine?


    Now maybe I did something wrong…. When I added cream to lemon and wine that were very hot, it curdled. Now I’m thinking maybe it was because lemon and milk or because it was too hot? Whatever it was, I had to trash the sauce. What happened?


      Laura, looks like she isn’t answering questions about this recipe anymore. Yes,the lemon and the milk together curdled. I made homemade lemon ice cream a few weeks ago. Before I made it I read the comments. Several people said theirs curdled. So when mine curdled I wasn’t surprised. It wasn’t horrible so I just kept whisking it and it thinned out. I didn’t have to throw it out (thank God) and once frozen tasted great!


    Thank you for all your yummy recipes ..😘😘


    This sounds sooo good,cant wait to make it…

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