Gluten-Free Chicken Scallopine with Meyer Lemon Sauce

Lemon-Chicken1This week we’re sharing Jeanette’s gluten-free, lighter tribute to a traditional favorite Italian American recipe. Jeanette chose Meyer Lemons for the sauce, which she feels are more fragrant than other lemons but conventional lemons will do as well. Please enjoy this seasonally-apropos lighter take on Chicken Scallopine.

Gluten-Free Chicken Scallopine with Meyer Lemon Sauce

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 8

This is a lighter version of a favorite Italian American recipe.

Ingredients
3 large eggs
3 tablespoons organic milk
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 pounds thin sliced antibiotic-free chicken breast cutlets
cornstarch
3-4 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons organic butter
1 Meyer lemon, cut into thin slices, pits removed
1/2 cup dry white wine
juice of 1 Meyer lemon
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth fresh minced parsley

Directions
Whisk together eggs, milk, salt and pepper in a bowl. Dredge chicken breast cutlets in cornstarch. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Dip cutlets into egg batter and let excess drip back into bowl; place in skillet and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 4 minutes. Adjust heat as needed to keep cutlets from browning too quickly. Drain cutlets on paper towel lined baking sheet. Continue until all cutlets are cooked. Pour off oil and wipe pan clean with paper towel. Add butter and melt; place lemon slices in pan and cook until just golden, about 3 minutes. Remove lemon slices and set aside. Add wine and Meyer lemon juice; bring to boil and cook until reduced, about 3-4 minutes. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil; cook until reduced in half, about 5 minutes. Return chicken cutlets to pan and heat through, turning pieces over to coat with sauce. Remove to serving platter along with sauce, and sprinkle with minced parsley. Notes Adapted from Lidia’s Italian-American Kitchen

Jeanette Chen, a resident of New Canaan for 20 years, is the busy mom of 4 boys and author of a popular health and wellness food blog, Jeanette’s Healthy Living. She was recently named 2013′s Best Allergy Blog by Healthline and is always looking for ways to make healthier meals for her family and friends. See more by clicking here.

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