Chicken Scallopini Recipe Macaroni Grill


Chicken Scallopini is a classic Italian dish that features tender chicken cutlets in a flavorful lemon butter sauce. This recipe is inspired by the delicious Chicken Scallopini from Macaroni Grill, a popular Italian restaurant chain. It's a perfect dish to impress your guests or enjoy a special meal at home.

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup capers, drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Instructions: How to Cook Chicken Scallopini Macaroni Grill

  1. Place each chicken breast between two sheets of plastic wrap and gently pound to an even thickness.
  2. In a shallow dish, combine the flour, salt, and pepper. Dredge each chicken breast in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  4. In the same skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chicken broth, lemon juice, and capers. Bring to a simmer and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Return the chicken to the skillet and simmer for an additional 2-3 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  6. Sprinkle the chopped parsley over the chicken before serving.
  7. Serve the Chicken Scallopini hot, with your choice of pasta or vegetables on the side. Enjoy!
Chicken Scallopini Recipe Macaroni Grill