July 13, 2009

Chicken Scallopini from Cooking Light

We had a gorgeous weekend here in New Jersey, which was quite a treat after many weeks of rain! Of course, after indulging at the shore I needed to jump back to a healthy dinner tonight. I pulled out one of the seasonal magazines from Cooking Light - Simple Summer Suppers - that I purchased several years back. I love when they put these issues out because each recipe has photos and they tend to include some of their best recipes.

I love the way lemon and capers come together and create a salty, yet bright flavor. So, when I saw the recipe for Chicken Scallopini not only did I know I'd enjoy it, I was also happy that I had all of the ingredients on hand already. Bonus points for using ingredients already on hand!

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Some of the breading stuck to the pan even though I did use the cooking spray as suggested. Now, that was ok because when I made the sauce they helped add flavor. You don't want to skip the sauce because the capers are key to that additional layer of flavor in this dish. If you skip it, the chicken will be ok, but with the light sauce added it really takes it up a notch.

My Boys were not enthralled with the chicken, but My Husband and I enjoyed it. I think perhaps they would have been happier if it was my usual Panko breaded chicken. I do recommend this recipe, not only because it tastes delicious, but it is quick and easy to prepare. You can have it on the table in under 30 minutes. You can find the recipe HERE at Cooking Light.

Here are some other quick weeknight meal ideas:

Sarah's Cucina Bella is getting back into the swing of things after a vacation with a Quick Chicken Parmesan.

Over at Loves to Eat's Weblog, they have been enjoying the cooking for 2 section at Cook's Illustrated and just made their Chicken Piccata which is another fantastic weeknight meal!

Over at My Kitchen Snippets, you'll find a grilled Tangy and Spicy Drumsticks that would be hard to resist.

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9 comments:

Natalie said...

That looks great, I always have good luck with Cooking Light recipes.

Lynda said...

This looks delicious, Patsy...plus I like that it is a quick meal, which is a big plus! I'll have to try this on my family-thanks!

Aggie said...

This looks delicious Patsy...I love chicken cooked this way with lemon and capers!! Glad you were able to enjoy some nice weather this weekend! :)

Sarah Caron said...

Patsy, that looks fantastic. I have had good luck with Cooking Light recipes too. And I am a total sucker for any recipe with lemon and capers. Mmmm.

LaDue & Crew said...

I too love lemon and capers. A perfect summer combo! This looks excellent Patsy!

Fallon said...

Nice and light!! Looks and sounds delicious. I haven't had chicken scallopini in a while. Thanks for sharing!

Deborah said...

I love chicken scallopini, and this one looks great!

Stacey Snacks said...

Pats,
I have a panko chicken breast posted tomorrow, looks a lot like this!
Easy and delish!

Carrie said...

Great photo! That really looks delicious.

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