The Best Chicken Scampi Recipe

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Make restaurant-quality Chicken Scampi in 30 minutes! This simple dish has rich creamy flavour and basic ingredients.


– 10 ounces angel hair pasta (280g) – 1½ pounds chicken tenders (675g) – 2 teaspoons salt divided – 1 teaspoon ground black pepper divided – ½ cup all-purpose flour (60g) – 3 tablespoons olive oil – 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced – 1 green bell pepper thinly sliced – 1 yellow bell pepper thinly sliced – 1 small red onion halved and thinly sliced – ¾ cup dry white wine (180mL) – 3 tablespoons unsalted butter – 6 garlic cloves minced – ¾ cup heavy cream (180mL) – ¾ cup grated parmesan plus more for serving (60g) – Chopped parsley for garnish


Cook pasta al dente in a big pot of salted boiling water according to package instructions. Reserve ½ cup of pasta water after draining.

Step 1

While pasta cooks, season chicken tenders with 1 tsp salt and ½ tsp pepper Add seasoned chicken to flour in a large basin. Chicken should be coated and floured.

Step 2

Heat oil in a large skillet on medium-high. Shake off extra flour from the chicken and add to the skillet. Cook 3–4 minutes per side until browned and heated through. 

Step 3

Take the chicken out of the skillet and plate it. Cover to stay warm. The pan may not fit all the chicken, so cook it in batches.

Step 4

Cook the bell peppers and onion in the same skillet for 5 minutes, turning often, until lightly browned and soft. Set aside skillet contents.

Step 5

Deglaze the skillet with wine, scraping out any browned pieces, and simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in butter until melted. Stir garlic several times until aromatic.

Step 6

Add cream, ¾ cup parmesan, saved ½ cup pasta water, 1 tsp salt, and ½ tsp pepper. Simmer until cheese melts, stirring regularly Pasta and bell pepper mixture should be well coated with sauce.

Step 7

 Served immediately with chicken and optional parmesan and parsley.

Step 8

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