Phil Romano's family recipe for Chicken Scallopini is among my favorites anytime of year, but it's particularly hearty and warming when there is a chill in the air. Give it a try, you'll love it. Bon appetito!
4 ounces lemon juice
2 ounces white wine
4 ounces heavy cream
1 lb butter
6–8 (3 ounce) chicken breasts, pounded thin
Oil, for sauteing chicken
Butter, for sauteing chicken
1/2– 3/4 cup flour, seasoned with salt and pepper, for dredging
6 ounces pancetta, cooked
12 ounces mushrooms, sliced
12 ounces artichoke hearts, sliced
1 tablespoon capers
1 lb cappellini or angel hair pasta, cooked
Chopped parsley, for garnish
To make the sauce: Heat the lemon juice and white wine in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and reduce by one-third.
Add cream and simmer until mixture thickens (3-4 minutes).
Slowly add butter until completely incorporated.
Season with salt and pepper.
Remove from heat and keep warm.
Cook pasta and drain.
Heat a small amount of oil and two tablespoons butter in a large skillet.
Dredge chicken in flour and saute in pan, turning once, until brown and cooked through.
Remove chicken from pan and add to pan remaining ingredients.
Heat until mushrooms soften and are cooked; add chicken back to pan.
Place cooked pasta on each plate.
Add half of butter sauce to chicken mixture and toss.
Taste and adjust, adding more sauce if needed.
Place chicken mixture over pasta.
Garnish with parsley.
Alternately, mix pasta and chicken mixture together.
Toss with butter sauce and serve.