Italian Style Chicken Scallops Recipe


Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time10 Min
Ready In15 MinDifficulty LevelVery Easy
Health IndexHealthyServings2
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Whole chicken breast1 1⁄4 Pound, split, boned, and skinned (1 Large Piece)
 Fine dry bread crumbs2 Tablespoon
 All purpose flour2 Tablespoon
 Grated parmesan cheese2 Tablespoon
 Italian herb seasoning/1/4 teaspoon each oregano leaves and dry basil1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Ground coriander1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Pepper1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Olive oil/Salad oil1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Marinara sauce8 Ounce (1 Can)
 Shredded mozzarella cheese1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 726 Calories from Fat 250

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 28 g43.4%

Saturated Fat 8.5 g42.6%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 298.1 mg

Sodium 908 mg37.8%

Total Carbohydrates 30 g10.1%

Dietary Fiber 2.2 g8.9%

Sugars 3.7 g

Protein 82 g164.2%

Vitamin A 7.5% Vitamin C 5.8%

Calcium 33.7% Iron 23.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Place chicken breast halves, one at a time, between 2 sheets of plastic wrap.
With flat side of a mallet, gently pound meat until about 3/8 inch thick; set aside.
In a rimmed plate, stir together bread crumbs, flour, Parmesan cheese, herb seasoning, pepper, and coriander.
In another rimmed plate, beat egg until blended.
Dip each chicken piece into egg to coat, then dredge in crumb mixture until coated.
Place coated chicken piece on a flat surface and press crumb mixture into meat with your fingers.
Microwave a 10-inch browning dish or skillet on HIGH (100%) for 4 1/2 minutes.
Carefully transfer dish (bottom will be very hot) to a heatproof surface.
Add oil and tilt dish to coat bottom evenly.
At once place chicken pieces in dish, in a single layer.
Slightly tilt dish so oil touches each piece; then let stand until sizzling stops.
Turn pieces over and microwave, uncovered, on HIGH (100%) for 2 minutes.
Rotate each piece 1/2 turn.
Evenly top each with about 3 tablespoons of the marinara sauce (reserve remaining sauce) and microwave, uncovered, on HIGH (100%) for 1 1/2 minutes.
Evenly sprinkle mozzarella cheese over chicken and microwave, uncovered, on HIGH (100%) for 30 seconds.
Let stand for 3 minutes.
Meanwhile, place reserved sauce in a small microwave-proof serving bowl and microwave, uncovered, on HIGH (100%) for 1 minute or until heated through.
Pass at the table to spoon over chicken.