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Lemon Chicken Scaloppini


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 lemon, sliced very thin
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped

Prep Time:

10 minutes

Cook Time:

10 minutes



This dish offers the wonderful fresh flavors of tart lemon and salty capers combined in a rich sauce of white wine and chicken broth.

Why Try? This is speed cooking at its best — 10 ingredients with just a few steps. For even a faster dish you can start with prepared chicken scaloppini from grocer’s meat case.

Foodie Byte: Partially frozen filets are easier to slice. Be sure not to crowd the chicken in the skillet as it will steam instead of sauté.


  1. Place chicken breasts on cutting board and slice in half horizontally, forming 8 thin filets.
  2. Place each chicken filet between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound until 1/4-inch thin.
  3. Combine flour and salt in shallow container. Dredge pounded chicken in seasoned flour; shake off excess flour.
  4. Heat butter and oil in large skillet. Working in several small batches, sauté chicken for 5 minutes over medium heat, turning once.
  5. Add white wine and chicken broth. Simmer until the liquid is reduced by half.
  6. Add lemon pieces and capers.
  7. Season to taste; garnish with parsley.

Nutritional Information

Calories 306, Carbohydrates 3g, Cholesterol 78mg, Fat 26g, Fat Calories 231, Fiber 0.34g, Protein 13g, Saturated Fat 11g, Sodium 394mg. Daily Values: Calcium 16.27mg 2%, Phos 134.69mg 13%, Copper 0.04mg 2%, Zinc 0.44mg 3%, Panto 0.9mg 9%, Biotin 0.03mcg 10%, Magnesium 19.92mg 5%, Iron 0.76mg 4%, Vitamin B6 23%, Vitamin C 14%, Vitamin B12 3%, Vitamin D 4%, Vit E-a-Toco 6%, Vitamin A 18%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.