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Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Scampi

Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Scampi

I've been going to Olive Garden for at least 25 years and this Olive Garden Chicken Scampi has always been a favorite!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Entree
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 people
Calories 1182 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 6 thin cut boneless skinless chicken tenders
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1.5 bell peppers, mix of colors sliced
  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • 1/2 lemon juice & zest
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 mini bottle Sutter Home white wine
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 12 oz angel hair pasta

Instructions
 

  • Boil pasta until al dente (2-3 minutes)
    12 oz angel hair pasta
  • Cut peppers and onion and separate head of garlic into individual cloves
    6 cloves garlic, 1.5 bell peppers, mix of colors, 1/2 red onion
  • If chicken tenders aren't thin, lay them between pieces of parchment paper and pound them to an even thickness (1/4-1/2")
    6 thin cut boneless skinless chicken tenders
  • Place flour in a shallow dish and season with 1 Tbsp Salt and 1 Tbsp pepper and stir
    1 cup all purpose flour, salt & pepper
  • Dredge chicken in flour.
  • Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in large skillet.
    2 tbsp olive oil
  • Place chicken in skillet and cook over medium high heat for 2-4 minutes. Flip and cook for 2-4 more minutes. Remove to a plate.
  • Add 4 tbsp butter to skillet and scrape put the brown bits from the chicken.
    4 tbsp butter
  • Add peppers and onions. Season with salt and pepper. Saute for about 5 minutes. Remove to a plate.
  • Add cream, wine, broth, garlic cloves, lemon zest & juice. Bring to a simmer.
    1/2 lemon, 1 cup heavy cream, 1 mini bottle Sutter Home white wine, 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • As it simmers and reduces – add cheese – grate right into pan a few tablespoons at a time and whisk into sauce.
    3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Cook down to about 1/2 the volume and whisk in remainder of cheese. Taste it – see how you like it!
  • Add chicken, veggies and pasta tossing to coat well. Season with salt and parsley

Notes

**We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5cup pastaCalories: 1182kcalCarbohydrates: 66.2gProtein: 66.2gFat: 72.3gSaturated Fat: 37.3gCholesterol: 323mgSodium: 806mgPotassium: 376mgFiber: 4.4gSugar: 7.4gCalcium: 477mgIron: 5mg
Keyword chicken, olive garden, scampi
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