Chicken Scallopini for #SundaySupper

#SundaySupper with LAND O LAKES

I’m participating in my very first #SundaySupper today. Every week, Family Foodie hosts a blogging event that encourages people to bring the tradition of Sunday Supper around the family table back into their home.

This week’s Simple and Fresh Summer Recipes all feature a new product from LAND O LAKES® – Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt. When trying to come up with a recipe using both butter and olive oil, I immediately thought of Chicken Scallopini, so I decided that would be the perfect thing to try with this product.

Let me say right off the bat that I don’t have one single drop of Italian blood anywhere in my body. If any of you do and this recipe violates the rules for traditional scallopini, I apologize. But this is what I think of as chicken scallopini. I don’t make this dish too often anymore because it’s a bit higher in fat and cholesterol than I prefer. I do crave it once in a while, however, and it is simple, fresh and perfect for a quick summer meal. You just put the water on to boil and, by the time the pasta is done, dinner’s ready.


I’m giving away a coupon redeemable for LAND O LAKES® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt. To enter, leave a comment and tell me your favorite recipe to make with butter. The contest will run through Friday, June 15, 2012. The winner will be chosen at random on Saturday, June 16, 2012. You must be at least 18 years of age with a U.S. mailing address to win. No purchase is necessary; void where prohibited. The winner will be notified by email and must respond within 24 hours or another winner will be selected. (Please make sure email from doesn’t end up in your spam folder.)

Here’s the complete list of #SundaySupper Simple and Fresh Summer Recipes:

About LAND O LAKES® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt: LAND O LAKES® is expanding its popular line of half-stick butter with the introduction of LAND O LAKES® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt. This new product contains wholesome ingredients: sweet cream, olive oil and sea salt. LAND O LAKES® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt is an easy and convenient way to simply enhance the flavor of your favorite foods. Available in a premeasured half-stick size, this new product can be used for topping and cooking a variety of foods, combining the two ingredients consumers often combine separately when frying or sautéing foods. The delicious taste of butter and olive oil will add delicious flavor to any dish. You can find LAND O LAKES® on Facebook and Twitter.

Disclaimer: I received a full-value coupon redeemable for LAND O LAKES® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt, for recipe development and review purposes plus one to give away. All opinions are my own.

Chicken Scallopini

Chicken Scallopini
2 servings whole wheat thin spaghetti (4 ounces dry)
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound total)
1/3 cup white wheat flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons LAND O LAKES® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons capers
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
lemon slices

Cook pasta according to package directions.

Place chicken breast on cutting board. Cut breast in half horizontally while holding your knife parallel to the board. Repeat with other breast. You’ll end up with four pieces of chicken. Pound each piece between slices of waxed paper until 1/4-inch thick.

Place flour on a plate. Coat each side of each piece of chicken with flour.

Heat oil and 2 tablespoons Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt in a skillet over medium-high heat. Brown chicken on both sides until cooked through (you may need to do it in two batches, depending on the size of your skillet). Remove to plate and keep warm.

Add remaining 1 tablespoon Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt to same skillet. Stir in lemon juice and capers. Heat until warmed through.

To serve, put 1/4 pasta, then a slice of chicken, then 1/4 sauce on four plates. Garnish with parsley and lemon slices.

Makes 4 servings
Per serving: 375 calories, 17g fat (5g sat), 89mg cholesterol, 103mg sodium, 29g carb, 3g fiber, 1g sugar, 32g protein


  1. Debra Kerns says

    I love the idea of rekindling the family Sunday supper! Looking back to when my daughters were all at home, one of their favorite dishes was “Spaghetti with Garlic.” Essentially, this dish was garlic sauteed in a butter and olive oil blend, some fresh herbs and chicken base were added, then it was poured over their favorite fresh pasta and topped with some freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano. So simple and flavorful! Of course these days we should use a whole grain pasta AND serve it as a side… BTW, all three grown girls make this dish and consider it “comfort food.”

  2. says

    I wanna make this recipe with my butter winnings, and butter basted roast chicken and scalloped cauliflower and cupcakes and , and. . .

  3. says

    Nice ! looks delish and super healthy too :) Love all the other recipes on your blog too. Slowly going through them ! Fab resource for people who are diabetic and not. Am borderline so I do watch GI etc. Will be checking out yr other recipes as well !

  4. Bonnie K says

    I would use this with my fettuccine with zucchini and mushrooms recipe. I’ve recently discovered Dreamfields pasta. Good for diabetics still craving pastas.

  5. says

    Chicken Scallopini is my 80yr old Dad’s favorite dish! I know he would appreciate me making your recipe for our family Sunday Supper! Looks scrumptious! How can it not be with butter! #butterlove

  6. Wendy says

    Sounds yummy and easy. Thanks for making this recipe for a reasonable amount of servings (4). It is hard to cook for one or two. This recipe would give me a great week of dinners and lunches!

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