December 6, 2010


Chicken Scampi

chicken scampi on plate
This recipe was delicious and a real hit with my kids (remember, I have teens, not little kids).  Apparently Olive Garden makes a chicken scampi which you can find copy cat recipes for online.  Those recipes, however, include a white sauce that is added to the scampi sauce.  I chose not to do that, simply for the sake of saving time.  Having eaten it without the white sauce, I have absolutely no desire to try the recipe with it.  It didn’t need anything else in our opinions.

While omitting the white sauce cut down and preparation time and the number of pieces to think about, this is not what I would call an easy recipe.  I had it ready in about 45 minutes, but I was constantly working on one or more parts.  For that reason, I have written the directions to try and help you know what order to go in so that the things that take the most time get started first.

Chicken Scampi (Gluten & Dairy Free)

Start by heating a large pot of salted water for cooking your pasta.  Next, melt the margarine or butter in a medium sauce pan.  Add the minced garlic and sauté for a couple of minutes.  Add the Italian seasoning, wine, broth, and pepper.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes.

When the water boils, add your pasta and get that cooking.

While the scampi sauce is simmering, slice the onion and pepper in thin slices.  Add 1 tablespoon oil to a large skillet and sauté the onion and pepper until tender. While it cooks, slice the chicken breasts into thin strips.  When they are done, remove the onion and pepper strips to a bowl.  Add another tablespoon of oil to the skillet and add the chicken strips.  Cook and turn until the meat is cooked through.

After your pasta is done cooking, drain it and place it in a warm bowl.  After the scampi sauce is done simmering, pour it over the pasta and toss to coat.

chicken scampi - noodles
Place the onions, pepper, and chicken on a serving plate and place some on top of the pasta when serving it.

chicken scampi - chicken & veggies
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For more great recipes (not all but many are gluten free) visit Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays. This post is also linked to Lisa's Food and Health Carnival.

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Linda--This chicken scampi looks divine! :-) Now I'm bummed that I used up all my Tinkyada spahetti noodles in my chicken soup last week. Might have to try this using the Asian rice sticks that I have on hand, but have never tried.

Thanks so much for the recipe!
This sounds and looks awesome!! I wish I had some peppers so I could make this right now!! Yum!
Thought you might want to link up to the Gluten Free Blogs linky.

Great recipes!! I am a new follower.
I'd never heard of Chicken Scampi before, but I definitely want to try this. It has some of our favorite things in it, only put together a little differently.
That looks really yummi. I will have to try it sometime.

Merry Christmas

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