Awesome Baked Chicken Scampi

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Andy Anderson !

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@ThePretentiousChef

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

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  • 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

How to Make Awesome Baked Chicken Scampi

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.

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About Awesome Baked Chicken Scampi

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




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