Chicken Scallopini in Tomato Sauce

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Jun. 30, 2007

Want a delicious, healthy chicken dish with flavors from Italy that doesn't involve breadcrumbs and Mozzarella? Host Michelle Koen has a fresh and tasty Chicken Breast Scallopini with a side dish of sauteed courgettes in thyme and garlic and golden potatoes just for you.


Chicken breast 300 Gram , cut into strips
Corn flour 2 Tablespoon
Whole tomatoes 14 Ounce , chop (1 can)
Fresh tomatoes 2 , chopped finely (Optional)
Capers 1 Tablespoon
Onions 1⁄2 , roughly chopped
Garlic clove 1 , finely chopped
Kalamata olive 90 Gram
Flat leaf parsley 1 Cup (16 tbs) , finely chopped
Butter 1 Teaspoon
Olive oil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Red wine vinegar 1 Tablespoon
Salt and pepper To Taste



1)Beat the chicken breasts using a hard object to get them into a uniform shape and size. Sprinkle flour and rub to coat well.


2)In a pan heat butter and olive oil. Fry the onions till golden brown and toss in the garlic towards the end and fry.

3)Stir in red wine vinegar and tin tomatoes and let it simmer on a reduced heat for 10 minutes.

4)Preheat a griddle pan with some oil sprayed and cook your chicken in batches in the pan.

5)Make sure you flip so that the entire chicken breast is cooked.

6)If you think the sauce has thickened, loosen it up with some liquid from the can of whole tomatoes.

7)To the sauce add in the olives, capers and fresh tomatoes along with salt and pepper and stir in.

8)Finish of your sauce with a big handful of flat leaf parsley.


9)Serve this dish plated with chicken breasts topped with the sauce and served with the courgettes and golden potatoes on the side.


-Make sure you cook the chicken right before serving as it will result in a soggy dish.

-Make sure you have a plate ready to keep the chicken hot right after you fry.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 50 Minutes
Servings: 2