Chicken Scallopini

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This Chicken Scallopini is made with thin Spaghetti tossed in a thick tomato gravy sauce with white wine and chicken. A quick & easy meal that kids and adults all love to eat!

I’ll admit, I’ve published this recipe before. I’ll even admit that I’ve published it twice before. That’s right. I’m just way too obsessed with this meal to let it go, and for that I’m sorry. (Not sorry.) I got the recipe from my mother in law, who in turn got it from a restaurant in New York. It’s the most amazing, easy weeknight meal that you and the kiddos will adore. I can pretty much promise it. The  simple ingredients  in the sauce blend together in the most perfect way, and when tossed with chicken and some spaghetti, it basically becomes heaven on a plate. You can also use pork or veal instead. 👍

What is Chicken Scallopini?

“Scaloppine”   is thin cutlets of meat (typically chicken, pork, or veal), that’s dredged in flour and sauteed in a reduction sauce.

So as I mentioned, this recipe comes from my mother in law, and when she’s made it for us in the past, she dices up the chicken instead of using larger, thinner cutlets. Hey, it makes it easier for us to eat this way, you don’t even need a knife. 😉 So I have upheld this preparation method but if you prefer thin chicken cutlets, you go to town!  Scallopini


Reminder: This meal is definitely kid approved!

Taylor Eating Chicken Scallopini

And by the way, if you like this recipe, you have to try my chicken Parmesan stuffed shells. Its a great freezer meal too.

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5 from 6 votes
Servings: 4
Chicken Scallopini
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Chicken Scallopini Recipe, Scallopini Recipe

This Chicken Scallopini is made with thin Spaghetti tossed in a thick tomato gravy sauce with white wine and chicken. A quick & easy meal that kids and adults all love to eat!

  • 1 packet McCormick Brown Gravy Mix + 1 cup cold water
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • ½ cup flour
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 yellow onion sliced into thin strings
  • 1 cup dry white wine (you can substitute chicken broth)
  • 8 oz. Hunts tomato sauce
  • 1 lb. thin spaghetti (or slightly less for saucier pasta)
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh parsley
  1. Slice the chicken into cubes of equal size. Sprinkle lightly with salt/pepper if desired and coat in flour.
  2. Place the vegetable oil and onion strings in a large, deep skillet and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the chicken and cook for an additional 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the wine and cook for another 5 minutes.
  5. Mix the gravy with one cup of cold water an add it to the skillet. Then, add the tomato sauce.
  6. Simmer over medium-low for about 25 minutes. Meanwhile, boil pasta according to package instructions. Drain, and add to the sauce, mixing until well incorporated. Top with Parmesan cheese and parsley. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Calories: 744, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 58mg, Sodium: 837mg, Potassium: 853mg, Carbohydrates: 108g, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 9g, Protein: 37g, Vitamin A: 8.1%, Vitamin C: 10.1%, Calcium: 12.1%, Iron: 19%