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Easy Weeknight Chicken Scallopini – 30 Minute Meal

This easy weeknight chicken scallopini is perfect for nights like this. It is delicious and so easy to prepare. 

It’s the best of the best in my collection of 30 minute meals. Weeknights are such a busy time in our house.

There seems to be so much going on and not a lot of time left for preparing dinner.  

Easy Weeknight Chicken Scallopine - recipe:

Treat your Family to Chicken Scallopini

Don’t let the time making this chicken scallopini fool you. The chicken is moist and delicious and the pan sauce is worthy of sharing with guests. 

I always buy boneless skinless chicken breasts when they are on sale, so that I can pull them out for busy nights.  This cut takes so little time to cook. It is perfect for a busy weeknight.

The hardest part of this recipe is just pounding the chicken so that they will cook quickly, but some saran wrap and a meat tenderizer makes that easy.

If you love Italian styled meals styled meals that are ready in a flash but full of flavor, give this one a try!

Chicken scallopine

Serve this with a side salad, or some home made garlic bread for a wonderful meal that your family will ask for again and again!

Yield: 6

Easy Weeknight Chicken Scallopini

Easy Weeknight Chicken Scallopini

This easy weeknight scallopini packs a mouthful of flavor, yet is on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup of sliced mushrooms
  • Kosher salt and cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry wine
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 fresh parsley, chopped
  • Thin spaghetti, cooked according to package directions
  • Olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)


  • Cook the pasta according to package directions in boiling water.
  • While the pasta is cooking, place the chicken breasts between sheets of saran wrap on top of a cutting board and pound or roll with a rolling pin until they are about 1/4″ – 1/2″ thick.
  • Season well with Kosher salt and cracked black pepper.
  • Heat the the butter and olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add the chicken and cook for about 4 minutes each side, until golden brown and no longer pink inside.
  • Transfer chicken to a platter and keep warm.
  • Mix the cornstarch with water in small bowl and set aside.
  • Cook the mushrooms in the same skillet until tender. Add the chicken broth, dry sherry, and Dijon mustard to the skillet.
  • Stir the sauce, using a whisk to scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the skillet . Add the cream and simmer a few more minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Add the cornstarch/water mixture to the skillet and stir until the sauce is smooth and slightly thickened.
  • Place the chicken back into the sauce to heat slightly.
  • Toss the cooked pasta with a little olive oil and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired.
  • Place the chicken on top of the pasta and spoon the sauce over the top. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.
  • Enjoy!
  • Notes

    Recipe adapted from one on Valerie's Kitchen.

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