Twisted Chicken Scallopini

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a twist on the traditional chicken scallopini. Rather than lemon juice, this uses blood orange and lime juices and shallots in place of the normal garlic. My family just loved this version. Serve over pasta of your choice and salad or green beans and garlic bread.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut blood orange in half and set aside.
  2. Fill large sauce pan or pasta pan with salted water and bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Place flour and seasoned salt in a plastic bag and shake to mix. Add chicken cutlets and shake to cover them. Let them sit for a few minutes to absorb some of the flour mixture and then shake again.
  4. Melt butter in a larger skillet over medium heat and then add chicken cutlets. Allow chicken cutlets to cook for about 3-5 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Turn cutlets over and then add diced shallots around the chicken. Allow to cook another 3-5 minutes until golden.
  5. Add the 2 teaspoons chicken base and stir with butter mixture. Now juice the blood orange into the pan and add the 2 teaspoons lime juice and mix juices with the butter mixture. Add the wine and allow it to simmer for 5 minutes. Turn down heat to low and add the heavy cream. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve chicken over pasta along with some of the sauce.


Most Helpful

We absolutely LOVED this! I didn't have blood orange, so I just used a regular orange, but what a wonderful sauce. It was tangy, creamy, and very rich tasting. A perfect accompaniment for the tender, juicy chicken. Every last bite was eaten, even after we all agreed that we were full. We served simple rice and vegetables on the side, which was perfect- all of us drizzled the sauce over our rice, so we could enjoy every last bit. Thanks for a great meal!

IngridH November 24, 2011

VERY, VERY NICE! Making this was also a new twist on how we usually have our chicken or our pasta & IT WAS GREAT, especially with the citrus flavors! Many thanks for a great treat & a recipe keeper! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Please Review My Recipe]

Sydney Mike February 20, 2009

I cut this recipe in half and my friend and I had it for dinner along with some fettuccine. I doubled the sauce so we would have enough to have over our noodles, and it was a delightful addition to the pasta! The light citrus flavor with the wine and shallots was very tasty and a nice change from the traditional Scallopini. The chicken came out tender and delicious! This is a keeper! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us Diner! Made for 123 Hit Wonders Tag Game 2/09 Linda

Linda's Busy Kitchen February 14, 2009

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