Chicken Scallopini with Sage

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Chicken Scallopini with Sage

Chicken Scallopine is one of my favorite dinner for 2 Italian Recipes! This chicken recipe is perfect for Valentine's day as you can prepare in advance and just let simmer on the stove with sauce. Just don't forget to take out the toothpicks before serving this delicious chicken recipe to your honey dinner!

I like to add Fontina cheese but if you are following the Paleo diet you can omit!



  • 2 boneless chicken breasts, cut in half (or 4 chicken cutlets)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 4 sage leaves
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated fontina cheese (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 (14-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Equipment needed: Mallet and Toothpicks


  1. On a clean poultry safe board add chicken and cover with clear wrap. Using a mallet pound until thin (about 1/4 inch). Season both sides with salt and pepper.

  2. Add a sage leaf on each breast and if using fontina then sprinkle the entire length of the chicken. Roll and secure with about two toothpicks.

  3. In a large sauté pan heat over medium-high heat add olive oil. Once heated add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the chicken and brown on all sides. About 3-4 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.

  4. Add the wine and simmer for 3 minutes while using a wooden spoon scrape up the brown bits from the bottom of the pan.

  5. Next add in crushed tomatoes and red pepper flakes and bring to a boil then immediately reduce to a simmer.

  6. Return the chicken to the pan. Simmer the chicken in the tomato sauce for 15 minutes turning once. Note: If you are making this in advance. Only simmer for 10 minutes then cover and when ready to enjoy heat through for about 7 minutes.

  7. To serve: Take chicken out of the pan and either set on each individual plate or a serving platter. Carefully remove toothpicks. Spoon sauce over the chicken and enjoy!

    Cindy's Note: You can also make this same recipe using veal cutlets! I know many Italians like myself love veal!

    Tip: I like to quickly fry fresh sage leave to garnish the plate. (And they taste good)


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