This amazing copycat Olive Garden’s Chicken Scampi Recipe is going to become a family favorite. Juicy chicken with vegetables in a creamy wine scampi sauce.

The Italian-inspired pasta dish comes together in 30 minutes, perfect for an easy dinner!

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

If you enjoy Olive Garden as much as we do, you’ll want to try the copycat recipe Pasta Fagioli and the Chicken Parmesan with their homemade Breadsticks.

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Chicken Scampi Recipe-

Whenever we go to Olive Garden, one of us always orders the Chicken Scampi Recipes. It is the perfect combination of flavors. Breaded chicken breast with angel hair pasta, peppers and onions in a delicious creamy wine scampi garlic sauce.

Once we finally mastered the recipe at home, I can now feed my entire family for the price of one meal at the restaurant!

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

How to make Chicken Scampi Recipe-

This recipe is so quick and easy to make, it’s the perfect 30-minute Italian pasta dinner.

  1. Cook Pasta: Cook the pasta, al dente, according to package instructions. You can use a different pasta if you don’t like angel hair.
  2. Prepare Chicken: Dredge the chicken in seasoned flour and saute until crispy.
  3. Cook vegetables: Saute peppers and onions.
  4. Prepare wine sauce: Add butter and garlic to the vegetables. Add wine and broth, then add the half and half.
  5. Combine: Return the chicken to the skillet. Add the pasta. Cook until everything is reheated
Chef’s TIP: You can serve the chicken with vegetables
and sauce over the pasta instead of combining it all together.
Step by step photo instructions on how to make chicken scampi.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUEStions-

What kind of wine can I use?

You can use any dry white wine. Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Blanc or Chardonnay are all great choices, I used Chardonnay in this recipe. (P.S. You don’t have to purchase an expensive bottle for cooking.)

How to make a creamier sauce?

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

Can I use a different pasta?

Yes! Substitute the anger hair for you favorite pasta.

Can I make this in advance?

You sure can! Just cook the pasta and keep it separte. Prepare the chicken and the vegetables with sauce. When serving, combine everything and reheat!

Can I omit the wine?

The wine is what gives this Italian dish its flavor. However, you can substitute for chicken broth and add more seasoning.

What is the best chicken to use?

We used chicken tenderloins in this recipe. You can use chicken breast and cut into pieces or keep the breasts whole.

STORING CHICKEN SCAMPI-

  • Refrigerator: Keep the pasta dish refrigerated up to 2 days. Reheat the pasta and over low heat until reheated.
  • Freeze: We don’t recommend freezing this pasta dish.
Chicken scampi on a fork. Topped with parmesan cheese.

OTHER EASY PASTA DINNERS:

If you enjoy pasta for dinner, we have so many easy recipes. Here are some of our favorites.

Chicken Scampi Recipe

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5 from 21 votes
Copycat Olive Garden's Chicken Scampi Recipe, ready in just 30 minutes. Juicy chicken tenders with vegetables in a garlic wine sauce served with pasta.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

pasta-

  • 8 oz angel hair pasta, uncooked
  • ½ tsp oil
  • ½ tsp salt

chicken-

vegetables and sauce-

  • 2 Tbsp oil, sauteing vegetables
  • 1/2 green pepper, sliced into thin strands
  • 1/2 red pepper, sliced into thin strands
  • 1/2 yellow pepper, sliced into thin strands
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced thin
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 1 1/3 cups chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup half and half
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt, or to taste
  • ¼ tsp italian seasoning

Instructions

  • Cook angel hair pasta according to package instructions with the 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.
  • Lightly beat chicken tenders. Dredge chicken tenders into flour mixture.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Once hot, saute chicken 2 minutes per side. Remove chicken from skillet and cover to keep warm. 
  • Add 2 Tbsp oil with the green, red, yellow peppers and red onion. Saute 2 minutes over medium/high heat, stirring as needed. 
  • Add butter and minced garlic. Saute another minute, stirring as needed.
  • Pour the wine and broth into the vegetables. Cook on medium heat for 5 min.
  • Add half and half, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning, bring to a soft boil.
  • Add the chicken back to the vegetables/sauce, cook another minute.
  • Add the pasta and cook until pasta is reheated.
  • Serve and Enjoy!

Notes

For a richer sauce, use heavy whipping cream instead of half and half.

Nutrition

Calories: 555kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 28gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 133mgSodium: 1896mgPotassium: 717mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1263IUVitamin C: 68mgCalcium: 87mgIron: 2mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)