As part of a mission from Smiley360, I received a 24 oz bottle of Pompeian Extra Virgin olive oil. My mission was to create a dish that highlights this product. I do a lot of cooking and baking, and I’m always using oil. But you have to know which oils to use in what dishes. Many years ago, I never bought anything except vegetable oil. I didn’t know any better! I didn’t know the health benefits of other oils, and that vegetable oil really isn’t that good for you. Live and learn.
So when trying to decide on a dish to make to highlight Pompeian oil, I was torn between several dishes. And then I scrapped that whole idea, and decided to make a dish I had never made before. My favorite dish at any restaurant is Chicken Scaloppine at Macaroni Grill. We eat at Macaroni Grill a lot, and I ALWAYS get this dish. I have never tried making it myself, but I’m pretty savvy in the kitchen and figured I could make my own version of Chicken Scaloppine. I told my BF that I was going to make Chicken Scaloppine and he was very excited to try my version.
Over the weekend we got some groceries, and I got all the ingredients I needed for my Scaloppine dish. I do know there is wine in the butter sauce at Macaroni Grill, but I actually don’t usually like cooking with wine, so again, this is completely my version.
First, I started my boiling water for my pasta in one pot. I used thin spaghetti, but you can use whatever pasta you want.
Then in a skillet, I added a little Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil and my Baby Bella mushrooms. BF doesn’t like mushrooms, so I kept them separated from the rest of the meal. I, on the other hand, absolutely LOVE mushrooms! I made these first, because they take longer to cook through.
Then I sliced up a chicken breast width-wise into medallians, and then pounded them flat and thin. I put about a cup of flour into a bowl, and dredged my chicken in the flour. Then I poured a little more Pompian Olive Oil into the pan to get it nice and hot. (This is a different pan than the mushrooms are in).
Then I cooked my chicken! Pompeian Olive Oil cooked them up so nicely. We like our chicken with a little crisp to it, so I made them crispy, and then removed them from the pan and set them aside.
In the mean time, you can see how nicely my mushrooms were cooking up in the Pompeian oil! They are just about done. I turned the heat way down and just finished sweating them out while I finished making the rest of the meal.
After I removed the chicken from the pan, I added my artichoke hearts, prosciutto, and capers and let them cook all the way through. We like them crispy too, so I let them crisp up just a bit, and then turned the heat off.
In a separate sauce pan, I melted down one stick of butter. Separately, I mixed 1 cup of cold water with about 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. I whisked the water & lemon juice and added about a teaspoon of flour, and whisked again. In the saucepan, when the butter was completely melted, I added another teaspoon of flour and whisked it in the pan. Then I very slowly whisked in the water & lemon juice mixture. I turned the heat down and let it heat all the way through and thicken.
I love this butter sauce! It doesn’t separate and has wonderful flavor. This is a great sauce for not only chicken, but also veggies and fish, too!
Then it was time to plate! I put my pasta down first, then the chicken. Then I put the crispy artichokes, capers and prosciutto over the chicken, and last, I added the lemon butter sauce over the entire dish.
My dish looks slightly different because I added the mushrooms to it.
I’m not one to toot my own horn, but…. TOOT-TOOT !!! This meal was amazeballs! I’m not kidding you – every bite my boyfriend took, he closed his eyes, groaned a little bit and kept saying “WOW!”. He said he wants this dish every week, lol! It was delicious!! My boyfriend said it was way better than the Macaroni Grill’s version. Now I don’t know about that, but it really was outstanding, if I do say so myself 🙂
The Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil really gave the chicken, mushrooms, and the entire dish a smooth, buttery flavor. I’ve always known the Pompeian brand of oil to be a high quality oil, and once again they did not disappoint. I can’t wait to roast some veggies with Pompeian oil, they are going to be so delicious. You get that buttery taste without any butter! For Thanksgiving, I plan on using Pompeian Olive oil to dip some fresh Italian bread in.
I’m pretty sure this bottle of oil is going to go rather quickly, so I’m going to hurry and print a $1.00 coupon off my next bottle! Would you like a $1 coupon off a bottle of Pompeian Olive Oil? Click here to get the coupon from Smiley360! Remember, the holidays are coming up and they will be here before you know it. Don’t skimp on cheap oil when cooking for friends and family. Get a quality oil from Pompeian, and get it for $1.00 off. And if you like Pompeian on Facebook, you can even score some more coupons off their products.
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Disclaimer: I received product to review, free of charge, from Pompeian and Smiley360.com.Â However, all comments and opinions are my own. I only recommend products I think will benefit my readers.