Awesome Baked Chicken Scampi

Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousWichitaChef

I’ve been playing around with this for a bit of time, and finally came up with this recipe. I’ve seen chicken scampi recipes that use a cream-based sauce, and/or combine the chicken with veggies (like carrots, etc), and although I’m sure that it’s quite tasty… it’s not scampi.

Scampi is an oil, wine, lemon-based sauce. I like to think of mine as a combination of the best elements of scampi and piccata.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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Serves:

2

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

PLAN/PURCHASE

1/2 lb
chicken breast, boneless, skinless, cut into bite-sized pieces

THE MARINADE

3 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
3 Tbsp
wine, dry white (pinot grigio, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay)
1 Tbsp
lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1 pinch
salt, kosher variety
1 pinch
black pepper, freshly ground

THE SAUCE

2 Tbsp
yellow onion, finely diced
1 clove
garlic, minced
5 Tbsp
sweet butter, unsalted
2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1 pinch
crushed red pepper flakes
2 Tbsp
wine, dry white
2 Tbsp
lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1/8 tsp
salt, kosher variety
1/8 tsp
black pepper, freshly ground
1/4 c
panko breadcrumbs

Directions Step-By-Step

1
PREP/PREPARE
2
THE MARINADE
3
Gather and prep all your ingredients.
4
Add all of the marinade ingredients to a bowl or Ziploc bag, and mix thoroughly.
5
Add the chicken and then mix to coat.
6
Place the chicken into the refrigerator, and allow it to marinate for two hours, but no longer than six.
7
THE SAUCE
8
Gather and prep all your ingredients.
9
Add all of the sauce ingredients, except the panko breadcrumbs to a small saucepan, over medium heat.
10
Allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
11
Take off the heat and stir in the panko breadcrumbs.
12
Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 400f (205c).
13
Remove the chicken from the marinade, and divide between two ovenproof dishes.
14
Divide the sauce between the two dishes
15
Place in the preheated oven, and bake for 30 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbling and the chicken begins to brown.
16
PLATE/PRESENT
17
Sprinkle a bit of Parmesan over the top, and serve with some fresh pasta. Enjoy.
18
Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Poultry Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium, Soy Free
Collection: Perfect Pastas
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom