Looking for an easy yet fancy dinner idea for Valentine’s Day? Search no more, this recipe is guaranteed to satisfy you and your loved one. Chicken scampi is not just an ordinary pasta dish. The white wine, Italian spices, and sautéed bell peppers make this dish a phenomenal choice for a fancy dinner. Add a Caesar salad and breadsticks to this meal and you’ve got a solid dinner!

Chicken ScampiIngredients:

1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp Italian spices, divided
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp salt, divided
1 1/2 lb. chicken tenders
2-3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
1/2 cup onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 green bell pepper, julienned
1 yellow bell pepper, julienned
1 red bell pepper, julienned
1/2 cup white wine
1 cup pasta water
3 cups heavy cream
1 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 lb. angel hair pasta

Instructions:

1. Combine 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 tsp Italian spices, 1/2 tsp black pepper, and 1 tsp salt in a flat dish.

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2. Dredge both sides of each chicken tender in the flour mixture.

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3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Fully cook both sides of the chicken tenders. Remove from the skillet and set aside.

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4. In the same skillet, and the butter, minced garlic, and chopped onion. Cook over medium heat until the onion is translucent.

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5. Add the green, yellow, and red bell peppers to the skillet and cook until softened.

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6. Pour in the white wine and cook it out for about 3-4 minutes. Then add 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp Italian spices.

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7. Cook the angel hair pasta according to the package and reserve 1 cup of the pasta water. Add the pasta water and heavy cream to the skillet.

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8. Once the heavy cream has warmed, add the Parmesan cheese and cooked pasta. Toss to combine.

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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1½ tsp Italian spices, divided
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp salt, divided
  • 1½ lb. chicken tenders
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 red bell pepper, julienned
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 1 cup pasta water
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • ½ lb. angel hair pasta
Instructions
  1. Combine ½ cup flour, ½ tsp Italian spices, ½ tsp black pepper, and 1 tsp salt in a flat dish.
  2. Dredge both sides of each chicken tender in the flour mixture.
  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Fully cook both sides of the chicken tenders. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  4. In the same skillet, and the butter, minced garlic, and chopped onion. Cook over medium heat until the onion is translucent.
  5. Add the green, yellow, and red bell peppers to the skillet and cook until softened.
  6. Pour in the white wine and cook it out for about 3-4 minutes. Then add 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp Italian spices.
  7. Cook the angel hair pasta according to the package and reserve 1 cup of the pasta water. Add the pasta water and heavy cream to the skillet.
  8. Once the heavy cream has warmed, add the Parmesan cheese and cooked pasta. Toss to combine.