Lower Fat Chicken Scaloppine with Lemon Glaze

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"This is a wonderful restaurant-quality dish that is easy to make and lower fat too! I also like to add in a few tablespoons of capers and cook with the lemon glaze if you are a lover of capers then add them in as it really adds to the flavour of this dish, this lemon sauce is not a heavy creamy sauce which is what makes this dish lower in fat, it is more like a glaze that soaks into the chicken, and I would strongly suggest to double or even triple the glaze I most always do, and please be certain to use only dry breadcrumbs as fresh will not stick to the chicken as well. I most always double or triple the glaze ingredients"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (436.7 g)
  • Calories 470.4
  • Total Fat - 15.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 223.2 mg
  • Sodium - 894.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 36.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 7.2 g
  • Sugars - 8.6 g
  • Protein - 51.9 g
  • Calcium - 117.3 mg
  • Iron - 4.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 115.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

In a shallow bowl whisk together mustard and eggs; set aside.

Step 2

In another shallow bowl combine the dry bread crumbs with poultry seasoning, garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon each seasoning salt and black pepper and 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper.

Step 3

Dip the breasts firstly in egg/mustard mixture (shake off any excess egg) then coat well with the crumb mixture, pressing downs with hands to adhere the crumbs to the breast.

Step 4

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.

Step 5

Add in the chicken and cook for about 5 minutes on each side, or until cooked through; remove and transfer to a plate to keep warm.

Step 6

For the glaze; in the same skillet add in the broth, lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt; bring to a boil scraping any brown bits from the pan.

Step 7

Add in lemon slices and parsley; mix to combine for about 1 minute, then spoon glaze over chicken.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I doubled the sauce and it made enough sauce to have over noodles on the side. This is a great chicken meal and one we will definitely have a lot more. I did add the capers which really added to the flavor a lot!

(7 Nov 2013)


This is a delicious low fat recipe that my friend and I thought was fantastic! We had it with linguine and the sauce was so good over it. I doubled the sauce to make sure we had enough. I will definitely make this again. If you like lemon you will crave this! Thank you for sharing it here Carol! Linda

(26 Jun 2013)


This is an excellent low fat recipe, one of our favorites!

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(4 Nov 2011)