Chicken Scampi Recipe

This amazing copycat Olive Garden’s Chicken Scampi Recipe is going to become your new favorite dinner saving your family money. Juicy chicken tenders with vegetables in a creamy scampi sauce.

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Chicken scampi recipe, sprinkled with parmesan cheese, in skillet.

Olive Garden’s Chicken Scampi Recipe for Dinner-

So when we go out to Olive Garden to eat, one of us always orders their Chicken Scampi. It the perfect combination of flavors. Breaded chicken breast with thin angel hair pasta with vegetable in a delicious creamy scampi garlic sauce. Every bite is a treat. There are usually no leftovers.

The biggest drawback of going there and eating there like… once a week is the pricing. It’s almost $18 dollars. That’s kind of nuts. With this copycat recipe I present to you today, you can feed your whole family for the price of one! Yes, please.


Angel hair pasta in a skillet with chicken and vegetable garnished with fresh lemons.

How to make Chicken Scampi Recipe-

  • Cook angel pasta al dente according to package instructions.
  • Dredge chicken in flour and saute until crispy.
  • Saute peppers and onions.
  • Prepare scampi sauce.
  • Add butter and garlic to the vegetables. Add wine and broth. Add half and half.
  • Add the chicken and pasta to the scampi sauce and vegetable.
  • Enjoy!

Ingredients for chicken scampi recipe.

Step by step instructions on how to make chicken scampi.

Tips when making Chicken Scampi:

What kind of wine can I use?

You want to use a dry wine. Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Blanc or Chardonnay are all great choices (I used Chardonnay in this recipe). You don’t have to purchase an expensive bottle for cooking. Mine was like $7.00 and it won’t great.

How to make the sauce creamier?

For a creamier sauce, add heavy whipping cream instead of half and half to the sauce!

Chicken scampi on a fork. Topped with parmesan cheese.

Easy 30-minute pasta meal

Quick dinners are my favorite kind of dinners. Dinners that can be made in a one-pot or all in one skillet are the best! Fewer dishes to wash means more time with your loved ones! Me like. Me like very much.

P.S. If you are looking for a new skillet to purchase. I just got this SKILLET and am in love with it. It’s really deep and keeps food from splashing and is non-stick. Shop our Amazon STORE for all of our favorite tools. 🙂

Up close pasta in skillet with chicken and peppers in a sauce.

What’s your favorite go-to meal when you go out for dinner? I’d love to do some more copycat recipes. Let me know in the comments below. I LOVE hearing from you all.

Don’t forget to tag us on social media if you make this Chicken Scampi Recipe! We love seeing our creations! #ValentinasCorner

Try these other one-pan dinners:

Pasta & Meat in Skillet– Kid approved.

Chicken and Potatoes & Vegetables– The perfect dinner, no salad needed.

Vegetable Chicken Stroganoff– Regularly on our dinner menu.

5 from 3 votes
Chicken Scampi Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This amazing copycat Olive Garden's Chicken Scampi Recipe is going to become your new favorite dinner saving your family money. Juicy chicken tenders with vegetables in a creamy scampi sauce. The perfect under 30-minute meal. 

Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 783 kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner
  • 1/2 pound angel hair pasta
  • ½ tsp oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 pound chicken tenderloins
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp oil, sauteing chicken
vegetables and sauce-
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • ½ green pepper, sliced into thin strands
  • ½ red pepper, sliced into thin strands
  • ½ yellow pepper, sliced into thin strands
  • ½ red onion, sliced thin
  • 5 Tbsp butter
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 cup wine
  • 1 1/3 cups broth
  • 2/3 cup half and half
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp Italian seasoning
  1. Cook angel hair pasta according to package instructions with oil and salt. Drain water and keep the pasta covered.

  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning for the chicken dredging. Add milk to a separate bowl.

  3. Lightly beat chicken tenders. 

  4. Dredge chicken tenders into flour, then into milk and again into the flour (coat generously).

  5. Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Once hot, saute chicken about 2 minutes on each side. Remove chicken from skillet and cover to keep warm. 

  6. Add 2 Tbsp oil with the green, red, yellow peppers and red onion. Sautee 2 minutes on medium/high heat, stirring as needed. 

  7. Add butter and minced garlic. Saute another minute, stirring as needed.

  8. Add the wine and broth to the vegetables. Cook on low/medium heat for 5 min.

  9. Add half and half, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning, cook another minute. 

  10. Add the chicken tenders to the vegetables/sauce. 

  11. Add pasta and cover with the remaining ingredients. Simmer until all of the ingredients are hot.

  12. Serve and Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Scampi Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 783 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g 58%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 127mg 42%
Sodium 1477mg 62%
Potassium 813mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 64g 21%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 36g 72%
Vitamin A 27.4%
Vitamin C 75.6%
Calcium 10.2%
Iron 12.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


An Olive Garden copycat recipe of chiken scampi.

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Show 12 Comments
  • George 12/11/2018, 6:12 pm

    How many minutes?
    “Once hot, saute chicken about minutes on each side.”

    • Valentina's Corner 12/12/2018, 12:10 pm

      It is two minutes per side. Thank you for catching that, fixed. 🙂

  • Toria 11/20/2018, 9:45 pm

    The perfect Chicken Scampi Recipe! Love this better than Olive Gardens!

    • Valentina's Corner 11/20/2018, 10:14 pm

      Thanks so much, Toria! I’m so happy you loved this better than Olive Garden, whoot, whoot!

  • Angela 11/10/2018, 8:16 pm

    Omg I havent eaten this in sooo long. I am in heaven. I have 3 boys so going to olive garden isn’t really realistic anymore. It taste exactly like i remember. Thanks for the recipe.

    • Valentina's Corner 11/12/2018, 7:53 am

      That’s so wonderful, Angela. Thanks for sharing and trying a recipe from our online kitchen. Stop by and visit again. 🙂 <3

  • Marina Andriyenko 06/17/2018, 7:45 am

    What kind of wine do you use?

    • admin 06/17/2018, 8:03 pm

      Hi, Marina. Maybe you missed it, there’s a part in the post that talks about which wine to use. 🙂 Hope you love the recipe.

  • Toria 06/15/2018, 8:48 pm

    Loved this recipe!

    • admin 06/15/2018, 9:12 pm

      Thanks so much, Toria. It such is a wonderful recipe. 🙂

  • Stephanie Manley 06/07/2018, 8:27 am

    What an awesome recipe, this looks so good. I can’t wait to see more of your Olive Garden recipes in the future.

    • admin 06/07/2018, 5:44 pm

      Thanks so much, Stephanie! You’re so kind. 🙂

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