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chicken scampi

a recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

A scrumptious and easy Chicken Scampi recipe made with lightly breaded chicken bites, garlic, white wine, lemon juice, and parsley all in a bed of pasta topped with freshly grated Parmesan Cheese.

serves 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chicken scampi

  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    italian seasoning
  • 1 1/2 lb
    boneless skinless chicken breast cut in bite size pieces
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 4 clove
    garlic minced
  • 3/4 c
    dry white wine (sauvignon blanc is a good choice)
  • 1/8 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 12 oz
    thin spaghetti
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1/4 c
    chopped parsley
  • 2/3 c
    grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make chicken scampi

  • 1
    Whisk together the flour and Italian seasoning. Dry the chicken pieces real well with paper towels. Dredge the pieces in the flour mixture.
  • 2
    Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken pieces in a single layer and cook until browned on the bottom. Flip and cook until browned on the other side. The chicken should be cooked through. Transfer the chicken pieces to a plate.
  • 3
    Melt the butter in the same skillet over medium low heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute while stirring continuously. Carefully add the wine and red pepper flakes. Return the heat to medium and cook until it is reduced by half scraping the bottom of the pan to get the brown bits off.
  • 4
    Meanwhile bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the spaghetti according to package directions. Drain well.
  • 5
    Remove the skillet from the heat and whisk in the lemon juice. Add the chicken back to the skillet cooking for just a minute to warm it up. Add the drained pasta to a large serving bowl and pour the sauce and the chicken over the top. Sprinkle with parsley and freshly grated Parmesan cheese and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste. For best results serve promptly.