September 13th, 2013

Chicken Scallopini with Mushrooms

Chicken Scallopini with Mushrooms

I’ve mentioned before that my 18-year-old son is in Italy for the next two years on a mission for the LDS Church.  We get an e-mail from him every Wednesday, and he always talks about how wonderful the food in Italy is.  In fact, here is an excerpt from his latest e-mail:

We went to eat dinner at the house of one of our other investigators this week. His name is Luigi. The food was SO GOOD!  They just pour out the food. They brought out the first course (appetizer) which was like potatoes with fried zucchini, then the second course which was some fried eggplant and sausages, then they brought out the mozzarella di Bufala and Fior di latte cheese with breads, and while we ate those they started grilling steaks for us with carrots and other vegetables.  After all that they brought out gelato. It was incredible.  I gained 7 pounds from that one meal.  I loved it.  Italian meals are the best.  You just sit there and eat for hours and hours.

If I didn’t know any better, I would have never guessed it was my son who wrote that.  He hates vegetables.  I can’t believe he mentioned them five times in that one paragraph, including eggplant, and then said how much he loved the meal.  I also don’t get that part about how people in Italy eat for hours and hours.  I mean, don’t they have things to do?  Like. . . . oh, I don’t know. . .  picking up Giuseppe from soccer practice?

Anyway, one thing I do know is that Italians are good cooks.  I love pasta and have several pasta dishes on this website, but the recipe I am sharing today is an Italian dish that doesn’t necessarily need to be served with pasta.  This Chicken Scallopini is sautèed in butter and olive oil and then added to a cream sauce with fresh mushrooms, green onions, and seasonings.  It’s delicious, and I hope you’ll enjoy it.  As they say in Italy, Buon Appetito!

Chicken Scallopini with Mushrooms

Posted under Italian, Main Dishes

4 Responses to “Chicken Scallopini with Mushrooms”

  1. The recipe looks amazing and your photos are always exceptional! I loved the letter from your son, especially when he says, “I gained 7 pounds from that one meal. I loved it.” LOL! What an amazing experience for him to have!!

  2. Thanks for your comment, Michelle. Yes, my son is having a wonderful time in Italy. I just hope he wants to come home at the end of the two years!

  3. Laura.. I loved hearing about Craig’s mission! Love your website… I already knew you were a FANTASTIC cook but I never knew you were such a good writer!

  4. Hey Stephanie! Nice to hear from you. I hope everything is going well with you and your cute family. We’re still in Provo. Stop and see us the next time you’re here!


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