Dec 3 2010

Gardein “Chicken” Scaloppini, with steamed broccoli

Gardein “Chicken” Scaloppini, with steamed broccoli

This recipe comes from ‘The Conscious Cook’.

It uses Gardein, which looks and tastes like chicken. My kids go crazy for the Gardein “chicken” tenders. We buy them in the frozen foods section of Whole Foods. It’s a great source of protein.


8 (2 oz) Gardein Frozen Scaloppini

Sea Salt and Pepper

½ cup unbleached all-purpose flour

4 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil

4 oz shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and cut into ¼” slices (if you don’t like mushrooms, feel free to skip them)

1 cup dry sake

½ cup faux chicken stock (or vegetable stock if that’ what you have)

½ cup Earth Balance ‘butter’

1 Tbs. minced chives


  1. While doing the steps below, boil water to steam broccoli and steam broccoli until done to your liking.
  2. Flatten Gardein ‘chicken’ with your hand to ½ inch thick, then cut in half
  3. Season with salt and pepper and dredge in flour
  4. Heat oil in a skillet and add ‘chicken. Cook for about 3 minutes on each side until browned.
  5. Remove and set aside on plate
  6. Add 2 more tablespoons olive oil to the pan, add mushrooms, and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring often.
  7. Deglaze pan with sake and cook until reduced in half, about 2-3 minutes.
  8. Add stock and cook for an additional 2 minutes
  9. Remove from heat and add ‘butter’ 1 tablespoon at a time, whisking constantly.
  10. Stir in the chives.
  11. Return scaloppini to the pan to coat with sauce
  12. Serve with broccoli!

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