Monday, May 3, 2010

Olive Garden Chicken Scampi

My husband's favorite thing to order at Olive Garden is their Chicken Scampi. After much hunting and searching, we finally found a recipe that approximates it nicely. Based on an allrecipes recipe as a starting point and following the recommendations of several reviewers, we came up with the following. It's easy and delicious and a great summer meal!

Side Dish Serving Suggestion: simple tossed green salad

  • flour mixed with salt and pepper--maybe 1/2 cup or so
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1/4 c. olive oil
  • 1 t. dried parsley*
  • 1 t. dried basil*
  • 1/4 t. dried oregano*
  • 3-6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 t. salt
  • 2+ T. lemon juice
  • 1/4 c. dry white wine
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, sliced lengthwise into thirds
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • Cooked pasta (something long and skinny like spaghetti, angel hair, vermicelli, etc.)
*To substitute fresh herbs, use roughly three times as much and add a little later in the cooking.
  1. Dredge the chicken in some flour mixed with a little salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the butter and oil together in a skillet over medium heat. Add herbs, garlic, and salt and mix together in the skillet. Stir in lemon juice and wine.
  3. Add the chicken and saute for 3 minutes or until white. Lower the heat and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and the juices run clear. Add peppers half-two thirds the way through, when chicken is close to done. Add more butter if needed.
Serves 6

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