The first dinner I ever cooked for a date in college was found in a Glamour magazine; featured in the column “A Romantic Dinner for Two.” I cut out the recipe, Baked Chicken Scallopini with Mushrooms, and saved it hoping it would come in handy someday. Sure enough it did!
Every woman knows that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so I definitely needed to know what his preferences were. When asked, he immediately answered, “Anything with SHROOMS!” It was a given that I was going to try this recipe out on him. After all, what did I have to lose? If the meal didn’t work out, the next date (if there was to be one) would be reservations! The original recipe calls for veal scallopini but I substituted chicken breasts instead.
There are many versions of chicken scallopini, most of them prepared in a skillet and served immediately. However, this recipe baked in the oven, ensures a moist, tender, absolutely melt-in-your-mouth chicken! The wine, lemon and mushroom sauce complements the flavor of mashed potatoes or buttered noodles. I also like to serve these delicious and easy Honey Glazed Carrots.