Johnny Carino’s Chicken Scallopini: A Culinary Delight

Tantalize your palate with Johnny Carino’s Chicken Scallopini! This Italian-inspired dish combines the comforting aroma of garlic, the wholesome flavor of chicken and the woodsy bite of mushrooms for a taste that lingers on the tongue. It’s an easy yet delightful dish that can be served for any occasion and satisfies even the pickiest of eaters.


4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup of flour
1 teaspoon of olive oil
2-3 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon of butter
1/2 cup of white wine
3/4 cup of chicken broth
1/3 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup of capers
1/2 teaspoon of pepper
1/2 teaspoon of oregano
2 tablespoons of fresh parsley
1/2 of a stemmed and de-seeded Large green bell pepper
15-20 sliced mushrooms


1. Preheat oven to 375°
2. Pound chicken breasts until they’re a 1/4 inch in thickness.
3. In a bowl, mix together the flour and pepper.
4. Dredge the chicken breasts in the flour and pepper mixture.
5. Heat olive oil in a skillet and sauté garlic for about a minute.
6. Add butter to the skillet and heat until melted.
7. Place chicken breasts in skillet and cook until golden brown.
8. Remove chicken from skillet and place in a greased bake dish
9. To the skillet, add white wine and chicken broth and reduce the liquid by half, stirring constantly.
10. Add in the lemon juice, capers, pepper, oregano and fresh parsley.
11. Pour the sauce over the chicken breasts and top with bell pepper, mushrooms.
12. Bake in preheated oven 25-30 minutes.

Johnny Carino’s Chicken Scallopini is boldly flavored: the lemon and mushrooms perfectly balance each other and the oregano and parsley provide an herbaceous finish. And the capers add a zesty zing that will have you coming back for more. This recipe is a hassle-free way to recreate the classic Italian dish right at home. Personalize it by swapping out the bell pepper for your favorite veggie or adding sliced olives to the mix.

So don’t let the complex flavors intimidate you—try your hand at making this tasty, comforting dish! With a few quick steps and readily available ingredients, you can have a wonderful Italian-inspired meal at home. Whether you’re having date night or hosting a dinner party, Chicken Scallopini is sure to be a hit!