Lemon Chicken Scaloppini
with Broccoli

chicken scallopini


Yes this Lemon Chicken Scaloppini with Broccoli is with a cream sauce. My wife keeps yelling at me that I’m making way to many dishes with cream and cheese. So I promise this will be the last one for a little while. I just couldn’t resist this one.

The chicken is pounded thin and coated with egg and flour. Then I fried them in butter an oil. For the sauce I used fresh basil and lemon peel cooked with mushrooms, onions, broccoli and cream. At least there was no cheese in this one.

The best part about this Lemon Chicken Scaloppini with Broccoli recipe is that I used the extra broccoli cream sauce the next day over a plate of angel hair pasta. When left in the refrigerator overnight the flavor of the basil and lemon increased. That’s when I added the Parmesan cheese on top.


  • 4 boneless chicken breasts, butterflied and pounded thin or cut into pieces.
  • 1 cup of flour for dredging
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 4 Tbls of butter
  • 2 Tbls of vegetable oil
  • 1 bunch of broccoli, steamed and cut into florets
  • 4 long green onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 8 baby Portobello mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups of heavy whipping cream
  • 6 fresh basil leaves, choppped
  • 2 Tbls of lemon zest
  • Juice from 3 lemons
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of freshly grated black pepper
  • 1/4 cup of fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • Serve over pasta (optional)


  • In a small bowl mix the flour with a 1/4 tsp of salt and a 1/4 tsp of pepper.
  • In another small bowl beat the eggs and the milk together.
  • Dip the chicken in the egg mixture.
  • Dredge the chicken in the flour, shake off the excess flour and refrigerate for about an hour.
  • Sauté the chicken in 2 Tbls butter and 1 Tbls oil until lightly browned, about 3 minutes on each side.
  • Squeeze the lemon juice all over the top of the chicken while frying. Be careful because the oil will slightly splatter.
  • Drain on a paper towel.
  • In a large frying pan sauté the onions, garlic and mushrooms for 3 minutes in the remaining butter and oil.
  • Add the cream, lemon zest and basil and simmer for around 15 to twenty minutes until cream is bubbly and thick.
  • Add the steamed broccoli to heat through for 2 minutes.
  • Season with the remaining salt and pepper.

    Plate the lemon chicken scaloppini and spoon over the broccoli sauce and garnish with parsley. I served this dish with little boiled red potatoes. Serves 4 people.

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