Chicken Scallopini

This Chicken Scallopini is a delicious dish of crusted chicken over lemon butter pasta. The flavorful, butter chicken and pasta combo is irresistible and perfect for dinner any night of the week.

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 30 minutes

Total Time 35 minutes

Servings 4


  • 4 thin chicken breast skinless, boneless
  • 1 tbsp oil for sautéing
  • 2 tbsp butter for sautéing
  • 2 cups Italian seasoned breadcrumbs or Panko
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 lb. linguini pasta cooked
  • parsley for garnish

Lemon Butter Sauce:

  • 4 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth (or white wine)
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup butter


  1. Cook pasta according to box directions. 
  2. While pasta is cooking, heat about 1 TB of oil and 2 T. butter in a large skillet.
  3. Coat chicken in breadcrumbs and saute in your skillet, turning until brown and cooked through. Remove chicken from pan.
  4. In a medium pan, heat lemon juice and chicken broth on medium heat. Bring to boil. 
  5. Reduce to low-medium heat. Add cream and simmer until mixture thickens. Slowly add your butter until incorporated.
  6. Add pasta to lemon butter sauce. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Add cut chicken over pasta. Garnish with parsley and serve.