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Southwestern Chicken Scaloppine


An Italian inspired dish with a fun southwestern twist. Add red pepper sauce for an extra kick. Serve with a side of rice.

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  • 4 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless (about 1 1/4-pounds)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper sauce, if desired
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped


Servings 5
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 30mins


Step 1

Between pieces of plastic wrap or waxed paper, place chicken breast half with smooth side down; gently pound with flat side of meat mallet or rolling pin until about 1/4-inch thick. Repeat with remaining chicken. Cut chicken into smaller pieces if desired.

In shallow dish, mix flour, cumin and salt. Coat chicken with flour mixture. Reserve 1 teaspoon flour mixture.

In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken; cook 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and no longer pink in center. Remove chicken from skillet; cover to keep warm.

In small bowl, stir reserved 1 teaspoon flour mixture into broth. Gradually stir broth mixture and red pepper sauce into skillet. Heat to boiling; stir in lime juice and cilantro.

Serve sauce over chicken.


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