Creamy Chicken Shrimp Scampi Recipe

This Creamy Chicken Shrimp Scampi Recipe is everything you can ask for in a dish! Chicken breast with shrimp in a creamy tomato wine scampi sauce. The perfect dinner for any occasion, it’s INCREDIBLE!

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Creamy chicken shrimp scampi in a skillet.

Chicken Shrimp Scampi, the perfect dinner!

Let’s talk dinner! Chicken is our favorite and most often used protein. I like to give simple chicken recipes a twist to make it feel special and not so boring. This chicken shrimp scampi is the perfect example. Taking plain chicken breast, adding shrimp and a delicious Cajun cream makes the simple dish a crowd pleaser. It’s so appealing and appetizing.

Creamy tomato wine sauce

I must say, the creamy tomato wine sauce is my favorite part of this recipe. The tomatoes are cooked in butter, onions and wine. They become infused with so much flavor. Then, add the cream, broth, seasonings and fresh basil to seal the deal. This is the perfect wine sauce!

How to make Creamy Chicken Shrimp Scampi Recipe-

  • Cut chicken breasts in half evenly lengthwise.
  • Season and sauté chicken in skillet until fully cooked.
  • Saute shrimp.
  • Prepare creamy tomato wine scampi sauce.
  • Add chicken and shrimp to the sauce.
  • Enjoy!!

Ingredients for shrimp and chicken on a platter.

How to make shrimp scampi?

The most traditional way of serving shrimp scampi is with a garlic butter and white wine sauce. Think Red Lobster or Olive Garden!. Though this recipe isn’t quite a shrimp scampi recipe as it has the added heavy whipping cream, something about it still makes it feel like a shrimp scampi dish. The added cayenne pepper adds a Cajun taste to it and it’s is so good!

TIP: Devein and remove tail on shrimp. I didn’t in the images for photography purposes, haha :)!

Step-by-step photos how to make chicken and shrimp in a wine sauce.

What can I serve Chicken & Shrimp with?

Since the chicken and shrimp are in a creamy sauce, you can really serve it with anything. You can serve the dish with mashed potatoes (our favorite), rice or buttered pasta and drizzle the extra cream over everything. So good.

What kind of wine can I use?

You want to use a dry wine (meaning unsweet). Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Blanc or Chardonnay are all great choices (I used Chardonnay in this recipe).

Can I substitute chicken tenders?

Chicken thighs are a WONDERFUL substitute for the breast. Cooking time will be slightly less.

What is your favorite chicken dish? Do you like pairing chicken with shrimp? I’d love to hear your favorite chicken meals.

Enjoy these other chicken recipes:

Ham & Cheese Stuffed Chicken– the sauce is WOW!

Chicken Stir Fry– love the added vegetable.

Chicken Stroganoff– The easiest recipe for busy dinners.

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Creamy Chicken Shrimp Scampi Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

This Creamy Chicken Shrimp Scampi Recipe is everything you can ask for in a dish! Chicken breast with shrimp in a creamy tomato wine scampi sauce. The perfect dinner for any occasion.

Course: Dinner
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 398 kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner
Ingredients
  • 2 chicken breasts, cut in half horizontally
  • 1 ½ tsp oil
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • ½ lb. raw shrimp
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup wine
  • 3 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup half and half
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • tsp pepper
Instructions
  1. Cut both chicken breasts in half lengthwise. Beat chicken until about ¼” in thickness.

  2. Season both sides of the chicken breast with salt and pepper to taste. In a large skillet on med/high heat, add oil, once hot, add the chicken. Sauté chicken until fully cooked and browned, 3-4 minutes per side.
  3. Remove the chicken from the skillet, add 1 Tbsp butter and shrimp to skillet. Cook for about 2-3 minutes per side, or until shrimp is cooked. Remove from skillet.
  4. In the same skillet, sauté the onions with 2 Tbsp butter for about 3 minutes, stirring as needed until onions are tender.
  5. Add the tomatoes, minced garlic, wine and cook for another 5 minutes.
  6. Add the broth, heavy whipping cream, half and half and the seasonings. Stir and simmer 2-3 minutes, until the sauce starts to thicken.

  7. Add in the chicken and shrimp back to pan. Cook until chicken and shrimp are reheated.
  8. Enjoy with your favorite side.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Chicken Shrimp Scampi Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 398 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 269mg 90%
Sodium 922mg 38%
Potassium 668mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Sugars 1g
Protein 37g 74%
Vitamin A 26.7%
Vitamin C 14.9%
Calcium 14.3%
Iron 11.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Lena 06/12/2018, 6:36 pm

    I doubled this recipe and used chicken tenders instead of breast and let me tell you it’s way better than Olive Garden for sure. My family really enjoyed it thank you 😘

    • admin 06/12/2018, 9:40 pm

      Lenochka, I love your substitute of chicken tenders. I forgot to add that to the tips, thanks for reminding me.
      I’m so so happy your family loved this recipe. Not only is it so much better than Olive Garden, it’s so much cheaper! Winner.
      Thanks so much for visiting our online home and trying our recipe. We feel so humbled. 🙂

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