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
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
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.