Scallopine Napoli

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Serves: 4

Who doesn’t get a hankering for a good ole’ slice of pizza from time to time. Try our protein rich way with crispy chicken subbing for high-carb dough, add lycopene and antioxidant-rich sauce and finish with calcium packed cheese – and you’ve earned the right to feel virtuous. But it’s the big-time flavour and the ease of baking all the scallopine at once versus baby sitting a saute pan that is our favourite part (by the way the younger set will love this just as much as mom and dad).


2 egg(s)
1/2 cup (125 mL) milk
1 - 1 1/2 cup (250 mL) breadcrumbs
1 1/2 tsp (7.5 mL) Italian seasoning
1 pinch salt
1 pinch salt
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast(s)
8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1/2 - 3/4 cup (250 mL) spaghetti sauce
4 - 8 slices Asiago cheese
4 - 8 slices Swiss cheese


1 Preheat oven to 425°F (210°C). Place a large baking sheet with shallow sides in the centre of the oven to preheat. Don’t oil. Place a baking rack on the counter.
2 Whisk eggs in a wide shallow bowl, then whisk in milk. Measure about half the bread crumbs into another wide shallow bowl and stir in generous pinches of Italian seasonings and salt.
3 Trim fat from chicken, then place two pieces on on a large cutting board. Cover with clear wrap or waxed paper. Pound with a mallet or heavy frying pan until chicken is an even thickness.
4 Dip one piece of chicken in the egg mixture, then place in the breadcrumbs. Turn to coat both sides. Return to the egg mixture. Coat all over, then back to the crumbs and coat both sides. Place on the rack. Repeat with remaining chicken, adding more bread crumbs to bowl or sprinkling over the chicken as needed. If making ahead, it is best to leave chicken on the rack about 20 minutes so it will dry on both sides.
5 When ready to bake, remove the hot baking pan from the oven. Drizzle with oil and tip pan to evenly coat. Immediately arrange the coated chicken on the hot oiled pan and return to the oven. Bake 10 minutes.
6 Remove the pan to the top of the stove. Immediately turn the chicken and thickly spread each piece with spaghetti sauce. Cover with cheese slices and generously sprinkle with seasonings. Return to the oven and bake for 10 minutes.