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Italian Chicken Scampi

Italian Chicken Scampi

Servings: 4 – Yield: 4 servings

This Italian Chicken Scampi recipe is so delicious that it will become a family favorite for sure! This recipe is not only delicious, but it is also very filling and rich and the best part is that you can have it done in 30 minutes or less.

Italian Chicken Scampi is one of those amazing pasta dishes that look hard to make but really, it’s just so easy! In under 30 minutes, you can have your favorite Italian restaurant meal, right to your table. You won’t believe how delicious this recipe is and you are sure to have it on rotation as one of your favorite meals. Not to mention you are saving money eating at home! Let’s bring a little taste of Italy right to your dining room table.

Italian Chicken Scampi

Why is this Italian Chicken Scampi so delicious?

Because this juicy chicken breast with pasta in a delicious creamy wine scampi garlic sauce is the perfect combination of flavors and textures.

This full of flavor recipe is very easy to make, and it comes together in 30 minutes or less, which is perfect for an easy dinner. This delicious Italian Chicken Scampi is going to become a family favorite at your home!

Italian Chicken Scampi

Delicious chicken scampi recipe! Like the one, they make a the restaurant!

Italian Chicken Scampi

Tips to Make the Best Italian Chicken Scampi

Tip 1. Spaghetti or Angel Hair Pasta is usual in this recipe, but you can use your favorite type of pasta.

Tip 2. You can use any dry white wine that will work, just have in mind that you don’t have to purchase an expensive bottle for cooking.

Tip 3. If you want to make this in advance, you just need to cook the pasta and keep it separate from the chicken and the sauce, which you can also make in advance and store in a container. Whenever you serve it put it all together and reheat.

Tip 4. You can omit the wine but have in mind that the wine is what gives this Italian dish its flavor. If you can’t add wine to your recipe, substitute it with more chicken broth and add more seasoning.

What Can I Serve With Italian Chicken Scampi? 

While Italian Chicken Scampi is a dinner in itself, you can always add it aside. Grilled asparagus, roasted Brussel sprouts of fresh green beans make a delicious pairing with Italian Chicken Scampi. You can serve it with garlic bread or bakery rolls and butter. It will truly make you feel like you are dining at your local Italian restaurant.

How Many Does Italian Chicken Scampi Serve?

This recipe only takes about 30 minutes and serves 4. However, you can easily double up the recipe and it’s easy to make for a larger family or if you are entertaining. You may just want to make more anyway because you will most likely love the leftovers.

Ingredients Needed for Italian Chicken Scampi:

6 ounces dry whole-grain spaghetti or angel hair pasta

1 pound chicken, cut into small pieces

2 T lemon juice, divided

A little salt and pepper

⅓ c reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Light

¼ t salt

Fresh ground pepper, to taste

1 T fresh garlic, minced

¾ c white wine (see tip)

¼ c reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 tsp all-purpose flour

Chives for garnish, optional

What do you need to make Italian Chicken Scampi:

Italian Chicken Scampi

How to make Italian Chicken Scampi:

Step One: First you want to prepare the pasta according to the package on the box. Make sure it’s prepared al dente. This is the best way to make sure it’s cooked for the recipe.

Italian Chicken Scampi

Step Two: Spray a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray, and heat over medium heat to cook the chicken. Take the diced-up chicken pieces and sprinkle them with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or fresh lemon. Add a little salt and pepper before tossing them into the skillet

Italian Chicken Scampi

Step Three: Throw your chicken pieces into the skillet, and cook for about 4 minutes per side, or until they are fully cooked. Once they are done you will remove the chicken from the skillet, put it on a plate and just set it aside for now.

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Step Four: Wipe your skillet with a paper towel and add salt, pepper, and garlic. You will want to cook the spices for one minute, stirring occasionally. Next up, stir in the ¾ cup of wine, chicken broth and the remaining lemon juice. You want to cook this over medium-high heat until it really starts to boil. Once it’s boiling, turn heat down to medium. Keep cooking for 2-3 minutes until the mixture has evaporated some and is reduced to about ¾ cup.

Step Five: Now you will want to add flour to the sauce. Whisk until combined and sauté over medium heat for just about 60 seconds. It’s time to mix in those tender chicken pieces. Sauté them until heated through. You are almost ready to serve a homemade meal straight from a restaurant!

Step Six: It is suggested to divide ¾ cup pasta on each plate to divide the servings proportionately. Once the pasta is divided you will spoon 1 cup of Chicken Scampi with sauce on top of your pasta. To add a pretty little touch, garnish with chopped chives.

Makes 4 servings. Enjoy!

Italian Chicken Scampi

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Italian Chicken Scampi

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Italian Chicken Scampi

Italian Chicken Scampi

Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces dry whole grain spaghetti or angel hair pasta
  • 1 pound chicken, cut into small pieces
  • 2 T lemon juice, divided
  • A little salt and pepper
  • ⅓ c reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Light
  • ¼ t salt
  • Fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 T fresh garlic, minced
  • ¾ c white wine (see tip)
  • ¼ c reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tsp all purpose flour
  • Chives for garnish, optional

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Instructions

  1. First, you want to prepare the pasta according to the package on the box. Make sure it’s prepared al dente. This is the best way to make sure it’s cooked for the recipe. 
  2. Spray a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray, and heat over medium heat to cook the chicken. Take the diced-up chicken pieces and sprinkle them with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or fresh lemon. Add a little salt and pepper before tossing them into the skillet. 
  3. Throw your chicken pieces into the skillet, and cook for about 4 minutes per side, or until they are fully cooked. Once they are done you will remove the chicken from the skillet, put it on a plate and just set it aside for now. 
  4. Wipe your skillet with a paper towel and add in salt, pepper, and garlic. You will want to cook the spices for one minute, stirring occasionally. Next up, stir in the ¾ cup of wine, chicken broth, and the remaining lemon juice. You want to cook this over medium-high heat until it really starts to boil. Once it’s boiling, turn the heat down to medium. Keep cooking for 2-3 minutes until the mixture has evaporated some and is reduced to about ¾ cup. 
  5. Now you will want to add flour to the sauce. Whisk until combined and sauté over medium heat for just about 60 seconds. It’s time to mix in those tender chicken pieces. Sauté them until heated through. You are almost ready to serve a homemade meal straight from a restaurant! 
  6. It is suggested to divide ¾ cup pasta on each plate to divide the servings proportionately. Once the pasta is divided you will spoon 1 cup of Chicken Scampi with sauce on top of your pasta. To add a pretty little touch, garnish with chopped chives.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 517Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 126mgSodium: 443mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 32g

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