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 with vegetables in a creamy wine scampi sauce. The Italian inspired dish comes together in 30 minutes!

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

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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 and vegetables in a delicious creamy wine 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 photo 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 works 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.

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.

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5 from 13 votes

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. The 30-minute meal. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: chicken scampi
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 783kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner




vegetables and sauce-


  • Cook angel hair pasta according to package instructions with oil and salt. Drain water and keep the pasta covered.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning for the chicken dredging. Add milk to a separate bowl.
  • Lightly beat chicken tenders. 
  • Dredge chicken tenders into flour, then into milk and again into the flour (coating generously).
  • 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. 
  • Add 2 Tbsp oil with the green, red, yellow peppers and red onion. Sautee 2 minutes on medium/high heat, stirring as needed. 
  • Add butter and minced garlic. Saute another minute, stirring as needed.
  • Add the wine and broth to the vegetables. Cook on low/medium heat for 5 min.
  • Add half and half, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning, cook another minute. 
  • Add the chicken tenders to the vegetables/sauce. 
  • Add pasta and cover with the remaining ingredients. Simmer until all of the ingredients are hot.
  • Serve and Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Scampi Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 783 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 127mg42%
Sodium 1477mg64%
Potassium 813mg23%
Carbohydrates 64g21%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 1370IU27%
Vitamin C 62.4mg76%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Show 31 Comments
  • Jazz 12/30/2019, 8:43 pm Link Reply

    I’m out of flour and it’s too late to run to the store. Is there a substitute for flour? What about pancake flour? Lol bread crumbs?

    • Valentina's Corner 12/30/2019, 9:02 pm Link Reply

      You can substitute for half the amount of cornstarch. Or just leave it out completely, it just won’t be as thick but still wonderful.

  • LuAnn Carlson 09/20/2019, 8:12 pm Link Reply

    I haven’t tried? But my Sister Loves it &can’t wait for times she can make it!My Question is can you Freeze&how does that work for the reheating of the Dish?(Chicken Scampi)

    • Valentina's Corner 09/21/2019, 5:48 pm Link Reply

      You are in for a treat. I love that your sister shared our recipe with you, so sweet of her.
      This is not a good recipe to freeze, unfortunately.

  • Marie Blackmore 08/13/2019, 1:42 pm Link Reply

    I’ve been making chicken scampi for so long a total different way with white cooking wine

    • Valentina's Corner 08/13/2019, 3:14 pm Link Reply

      White wine is a must for a good Chicken Scampi. 🙂

  • Charles 07/12/2019, 7:49 pm Link Reply

    Awesome recipe and so spot on! I l’ve never been a fan of chain restaurants but I love this dish and Zuppa Toscana every now and then! This was so much better and I know everything that went into it which I always feel better about. I’ve seen a few recipes that used bechemel sauce in lieu of the wine/broth, but bechemel does not belong in this! This is a light and flavorful dish. Thank you so much for this recipe!

    • Valentina's Corner 07/13/2019, 1:23 pm Link Reply

      Thanks for the awesome feedback, Charles. I’m so glad you enjoyed the scampi, it’s a personal favorite of mine as well. 🙂

  • Zeina 07/09/2019, 10:30 pm Link Reply

    Any sub for alcohol?

    • Valentina's Corner 07/10/2019, 11:01 am Link Reply

      You can just substitute for chicken broth. The alcohol does add flavor so you’ll need to add some additional seasonings to taste.

  • Reenie 05/05/2019, 9:17 pm Link Reply

    Thank you so much for posting. It was delicious. I used shrimp instead of chicken and didn’t want to use heavy cream so thickened it a bit with a cornstarch slurry. Will definitely be making this again.

    • Valentina's Corner 05/06/2019, 1:54 pm Link Reply

      Oh I love the idea of shrimp, yumm! And what a great way to make the dish a little healthier without the heavy whipping cream. Thank you for the feedback.

  • Lilly 05/01/2019, 3:33 pm Link Reply

    Seriously.. I didn’t know i could make something so delicious!
    Chicken so tender. Truly.. awesome directions and best of all flavor!
    Thank you for another winner!

    • Valentina's Corner 05/02/2019, 5:10 pm Link Reply

      That’s so much for the great feedback, Lily. You pretty much summed up the recipe, I’m so glad you gave it some time. 🙂

  • Lily 01/18/2019, 2:36 pm Link Reply

    Hello Valentina, how do you store your Chardonnay Wine (or white wine)? In the fridge for only 3-5 days?

    • Valentina's Corner 01/18/2019, 7:12 pm Link Reply

      I do store it in the refrigerator but more like few months and they always perform well and I haven’t had any problems, we don’t drink so I only use it for cooking. However, you can purchase a really small bottle if you don’t want to risk it. 🙂

  • Sheila Patterson 01/10/2019, 1:42 pm Link Reply

    I made this last night, it was delicious even my picky eaters enjoyed this dish. Thank you for sharing this recipe, I have tried 2 other recipes and was skeptical, I too used a inexpensive Chardonnay.

    • Valentina's Corner 01/12/2019, 12:21 pm Link Reply

      I loved reading your feedback, Sheila. Makes me so happy that even the picky eaters approved. 🙂 Yup, an inexpensive Chardonnay is great. Thanks for visiting our online home. Stop by again.

  • Tina 12/18/2018, 10:50 pm Link Reply

    I can’t wait to try this. It’s my favorite dish from Olive Garden. Thanks for sharing the recipe and detailed directions.

    • Valentina's Corner 12/19/2018, 10:03 am Link Reply

      Thanks, Tina! Once you try the scampi, you’ll never want it from Olive Garden again. 🙂 Homemade is so much better!

  • George 12/11/2018, 6:12 pm Link Reply

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

  • Toria 11/20/2018, 9:45 pm Link Reply

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

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

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

  • Angela 11/10/2018, 8:16 pm Link Reply

    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 Link Reply

      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 Link Reply

    What kind of wine do you use?

    • admin 06/17/2018, 8:03 pm Link Reply

      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 Link Reply

    Loved this recipe!

    • admin 06/15/2018, 9:12 pm Link Reply

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

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

    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 Link Reply

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

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