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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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

Ingredients

pasta-

  • 1/2 pound angel hair pasta, uncooked
  • ½ tsp oil (Canola or Olive oil)
  • ¼ tsp salt

chicken-

  • 1 pound chicken tenderloins
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • tsp ground pepper
  • ¼ tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 2 Tbsp oil, sauteing chicken

vegetables and sauce-

  • 2 Tbsp oil (Canola or Olive 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 unsalted butter
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 cup wine, see note
  • 1 1/3 cups chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup half and half
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp Italian seasoning

Instructions

  • 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*
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.

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Show 18 Comments
  • 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.

  • Valentina's Corner 12/20/2018, 12:00 pm Link Reply

    Really is better than Olive Garden at a fraction of the price. 🙂 Winner! Thanks for trying our recipe.

  • 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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