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Chicken Scaloppine with Peperonata

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Carla Gonzalez-Hart

 

Hands-on time 22 mins
Total time 22 mins
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 1 cutlet and 3/4 cup peperonata)
Thin chicken cutlets cook in butter for a rich, savory flavor, while bell peppers stew in fruity olive oil.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips
  • 1 cup vertically sliced yellow onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup halved grape tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 2 (8-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter

Nutrition Information

  • calories 300
  • fat 14.3 g
  • satfat 4.4 g
  • monofat 6.9 g
  • polyfat 1.4 g
  • protein 26 g
  • carbohydrate 16 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 84 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 537 mg
  • calcium 32 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add bell peppers; cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add onion and garlic; cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes; cook 1 minute or until tomatoes wilt. Remove from heat; stir in basil, vinegar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

  2. While pepper mixture cooks, cut each breast half in half horizontally to form 4 cutlets. Cover cutlets with plastic wrap; pound to 1/3-inch thickness with a meat mallet or small heavy skillet. Discard plastic wrap; sprinkle chicken evenly with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and black pepper. Dredge in flour; shake off excess. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 2 minutes on each side or until golden and done. Serve chicken with bell pepper mixture.

Cook's Notes

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