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    Chicken Scaloppine With Saffron Cream Sauce - Giada

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    25 mins

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    CarolAT's Note:

    The saffron cream sauce makes this easy -to -make chicken scallopine dish very special. This dish is from Everyday Italian with Giada De Laurentis.

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    1. 1
      Warm the olive oil in a large skillet, over high heat. Season the chicken cutlets with salt and pepper. Cook the chicken until golden and cooked through, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
    2. 2
      Transfer the chicken to serving plate and tent with foil to keep warm.
    3. 3
      Turn the heat to medium, add the shallots and the garlic and cook until tender, about 2 minutes.
    4. 4
      Deglaze the pan with the white wine. Using a wooden spoon,scrape all the brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Cook until the wine is almost evaporated.
    5. 5
      Add the chicken broth and saffron threads, bring to a simmer and reduce for 10 minutes. Add the cream, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine and simmer for 1 minute to blend the flavors.
    6. 6
      Pour the sauce over the chicken. Sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 23, 2009


      This chicken dish was easy to prepare. I used two large chicken breasts, pounded thinner, and cooked the chicken for about 8 minutes per side. Other than that, I made no modifications to the recipe. We liked it, but found it to be way too salty (and I like food salty!). The recipe did not say to use low sodium or sodium-free chicken broth, so I used regular broth and I added the 3/4 tsp salt (in addition to salting and peppering the chicken breasts). I would say that future chefs will want to use regular chicken broth and omit the 3/4 tsp of salt. I served with a side of asparagus, which complimented nicely.

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    • on April 02, 2011


      A little salty for our taste, next time will reduce the amount. Apart from that - yum!

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    • on February 18, 2011


      I ordered saffron online so I could try it out finally, been curious forever about the taste. You'r recipe post is the one that I decided to try. I was not disappointed. I didn't think it was too salty, in fact I added extra salt at the table, but I am a terrible salt-a-holic! I thought the sauce was a bit thin, but very good! I will make this again. Thanks for posting this recipe CarolAT!

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    Nutritional Facts for Chicken Scaloppine With Saffron Cream Sauce - Giada

    Serving Size: 1 (285 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 340.2
    Calories from Fat 191
    Total Fat 21.2 g
    Saturated Fat 8.5 g
    Cholesterol 113.4 mg
    Sodium 863.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 4.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    Sugars 0.6 g
    Protein 26.9 g

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