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Scallopini – Chicken with Mushrooms

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Scallopini – Chicken with Mushrooms
Scallopini  – 
Pollo con Funghi
by James Belardo

There’s more than one way to cook a cutlet, and scallopini is one of our favorites. To make scallopini, use chicken or veal cutlets; flatten’em, flour’em and spice’em. This classic chicken scallopini goes well with rice, potatoes or pasta.

Other cuts/variations
Classic Veal Scallopini
Tilapia Scallopini

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Ingredients
4 chicken cutlets
1/2 onion
2 cloves garlic
1/2 lemon – juiced, freshly squeezed
1-2 cups sliced cremini mushrooms
2 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp butter (unsalted)
3/4 – 1 cup White Wine
1/2-3/4 cup chicken stock
fresh flat-leaf parsley
Flour (Italian 00 (prefered), multi-grain or whole wheat)
Peperoncino Fiocchi (hot pepper flakes) (optional)
Salt and Pepper
Peas (optional)

Marinade Chicken
1. Marinate chicken in the white wine and olive oil for about an hour.
2. Remove from marinade (save marinade) and pat dry with paper towels
3. Dredge the chicken in flower, salt and pepper

Directions
1. In a large skillet, bring 2 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp butter up to medium. Fry the chicken until browned on both sides, remove and set aside (keep warm).
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2. add 2 tbsp olive oil, let come back to temperature and fry the onions, garlic and optional hot pepper flakes.
3. When the onions begin to turn transparent add the mushrooms.
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4. When the mushrooms begin to soften and show signs of browning add 2 tbsp butter, let melt.
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5. Add the left over marinade, and let come to a simmer.
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6. Add the chicken stock and let reduce to about 50% (if adding peas, this is where you would toss them in)
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7. Finally, add the lemon juice and toss in the fresh parsley.
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Scallopini is best served with a nice vegetable and rice or potatoes. A light vegetable-based pasta would also work well.

Enjoy!

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Written by Zio James

March 5, 2015 at 3:31 PM

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  1. […] A great quick and delicious dish to consider making this week is scallopini… Here’s our recipe featured this week, Chicken Scallopini with Cremini Mushrooms. […]


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