Easy Chicken Scallopini Recipe

Six-Step Chicken Scallopini

An Easy, Easy Recipe

Excellent For Those With Food Allergies (It’s Dairy-Free)

Food is always a delicate topic for me personally. I was born with a long list of food allergies, and thus, have always had a strange relationship with the normal human function of eating.

The allergies? The big one: dairy. Milk, cheese, ice cream, yogurt, basically all of the good stuff (at least that’s what people tell me). I am also allergic to peanuts, eggs, beef, sesame seeds, and any kind of pitted fruit (cherries, peaches, avocados, etc.).

But I still have to eat! What do I eat? That’s a good question. I have a jar full of powdered supplements that I blend into a shake that I can get all of my nutrients from.

Just kidding.

I still eat a lot of normal food. In fact, one of my favorites is pasta.

And pasta is a big part of this recipe.

Senior year of high school, in Home Ec, I had not really been able to eat anything we made in class due to my allergies. But one day, we were assigned a pasta dish called “Chicken Scallopini.” The recipe calls for a type of creamy lemon sauce, which I cannot eat due to the dairy required to make it. So I decided to make my own smaller batch without the cream.

Strangely, I wasn’t the only person in class that enjoyed the meal. I’ve been making it ever since, and now you can too!


This recipe serves four people. So if you are cooking for less than that and do not want any leftovers, just do a little math.

Don’t worry if your garlic isn’t as pretty as these cloves right here; you’re going to eat it anyways!

2 cups flour

4 tablespoons garlic powder

2 tablespoons black pepper

2 tablespoons salt

2 tablespoons Italian seasoning

2 pounds chicken breast

1 box pasta (typically spaghetti)

2 garlic cloves

Olive oil to taste

Six Easy Steps

Step 1: Measure out two cups of flour, four tablespoons of garlic powder, and two tablespoons each of black pepper, salt, and Italian seasoning. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl or bag and mix well.

Step 2: Cut the raw chicken (I usually use about three or four decent sized strips, but how you cut the chicken is up to your personal taste) into bite size pieces and add them to the bowl/bag. Mix until the chicken is well-coated.

Step 3: Meanwhile, cook the pasta. Hopefully, I do not have to spell out the intricate details of making pasta. You got this.

Step 4: Crush or dice two garlic cloves; simmer them on low heat in a pan with olive oil for a few minutes.

Step 5: Add the coated chicken to the pan with olive oil and garlic. Turn the heat up to about medium and cook until the chicken is white in the center. While cooking, add olive oil and flour mix as needed.

Step 6: Combine the cooked chicken with the cooked pasta. Add olive oil to taste. And enjoy!

That’s it!


Matt Buckley

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