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Chicken breast on top of a pile of spaghetti with a red chicken scallopini sauce with sliced onions and parsley.
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5 from 15 ratings

Chicken Scallopini

This Chicken Scallopini has crispy chicken cutlets smothered in a tomato wine reduction sauce with spaghetti. It may sound fancy, but this recipe is made with simple staple ingredients and is very budget friendly!


  • 1 packet Brown Gravy Mix + 1 cup cold water, or make my easy homemade brown gravy!
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • ½ cup flour
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 Tablespoon salted butter
  • 3/4 yellow onion, sliced into thin strings
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic,, minced
  • 1 cup dry white wine, (you can substitute chicken broth)
  • 8 oz. Hunts tomato sauce
  • 3/4 lb. thin spaghetti


  • Butterfly the chicken breasts and cut the seam to create two thinner pieces of equal size.
  • Season each side with salt and pepper. Dredge generously in the flour right before frying.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the chicken until golden brown on each side, the chicken will release from the pan when it's done searing. Fry in batches if necessary and add more oil as needed.
  • Set the chicken aside and reduce heat to medium. Leave 1 tablespoon of oil in the pan and add 1 tablespoon butter.
  • Add the onion strings, and cook over medium heat until very soft.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
  • Add the wine and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Mix the gravy with one cup of cold water an add it to the skillet. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Add the tomato sauce.
  • Simmer over medium-low for about 15 minutes, partially covered. It will thicken as it continues to simmer.
  • Meanwhile, boil pasta according to package instructions. Drain well. Add to the sauce, use kitchen tongs to mix until well incorporated. Add the chicken and cover for 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!


If you use my homemade brown gravy instead of a packet, there's no need to add any water, just use a cup of the homemade stuff! ;)
Don't forget a side of Garlic Bread with Cheese.


Calories: 560kcal, Carbohydrates: 83g, Protein: 26g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 44mg, Sodium: 399mg, Potassium: 676mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 350IU, Vitamin C: 7mg, Calcium: 42mg, Iron: 3mg