Chicken Scaloppine with Broccoli
March 9, 2009
I developed this recipe for Cooking Light a few years ago for their “20 minute meals” column. Using chicken cutlets saves a lot of cooking time. With only 318 calories and 7 grams of fat, this chicken and broccoli combination is light and flavorful. This recipe used broccoli rabe, which has 6- to 9-inch stalks and clusters of tiny broccoli-like buds. It can be found in the produce sections usually from fall through spring, but if you can’t find broccoli rabe, feel free to use regular broccoli.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/3 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast cutlets
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon butter
1 pound broccoli rabe (rapini), cut into 3-inch pieces
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons capers, rinsed and drained
4 lemon slices (optional)
1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
2. Combine breadcrumbs and pepper in a shallow dish; dredge chicken in breadcrumb mixture. Add chicken to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from pan; keep warm.
3. Add wine, broth, juice, and butter to pan, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Stir in broccoli rabe; cover and cook 3 minutes or until broccoli rabe is tender. Stir in parsley and capers. Serve chicken over broccoli rabe mixture. Garnish with lemon slices, if desired.