Chicken Scallopini

Can we be honest here? I am struggling with dinners. I don’t want to make them. My standbys are even too difficult to think of making. I was chatting with a friend who told me she gave her kids bowls of cereal the other night and I thought it was perfect. We had popcorn the other night. I made them popcorn – 2 kinds one with olive oil and salt for my son and one with melted butter for the rest of us. No one complained because I think they feel the same way. When I ask what they would like for dinner everyone kind of just shrugs their shoulders. Is it everyone? Just wondering.

But, they want to still eat so I am looking for simple and tasty. This Chicken Scallopini (plus if I call it something fancy other than chicken fingers they think it is delicious) works.

Verdict: This is a super simple dish that can easily be customized for your family. Add more garlic, leave out the scallions, serve over potatoes or pasta. It is up to you! I served this with pasta (I added more stock and wine to mine to make more sauce), with a side of green beans and a green side salad to complete the meal.

Chicken Scallopini

  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 -2 lbs chicken breast pounded down to 1″ thick and cut into strips
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 scallions, greens removed, cleaned and minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely minced
  • 1 cup chicken stock (can also be 1/2 wine and 1/2 chicken stock if you prefer)


  1. Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet, preferably nonstick. Meanwhile, season the chicken with the salt and pepper. When the butter/oil mixture is hot, add the chicken and sauté over medium-high heat for about 1½ minutes on each side. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside in a warm oven (170 degrees). 
  2. Add the scallions and garlic to the drippings in the pan and sauté for about 1/2 minute..
  3. Add the chicken stock and cook, stirring to loosen the bits at the bottom of the pan. Add chicken back and warm for a few seconds before plating.
  4. Serve hot.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Honestly. Most people can’t remember what they are two days ago. Don’t worry about it. 👏


    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Now that is true!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Even when I was a kid, we had the odd supper of popcorn or cereal!


    1. koolaidmoms says:

      And you remember them forever. We had a sundae bar for dinner here once and my kids still talk about it!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. They will remember it their whole lives!


  3. Erika says:

    This recipe is a very good idea! It is rather effortless, quickly made, and very tasty!


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