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pan fried chicken tenders, pasta, and sautéed peppers in a white plate
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Chicken Scampi

This chicken scampi is a delicious chicken pasta dish that is very easy and quick to make. Its loaded with crisp peppers, garlic, and a creamy white wine sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword chicken scampi
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 661kcal
Author Dina from SimplyHomeCooked.com

Ingredients

For the chicken

Vegetables

  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 green bell pepper julienned
  • 1 yellow bell pepper julienned
  • 1 red bell pepper julienned

Sauce

  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 cup pasta water
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 lb. angel hair pasta

Instructions

Dredge chicken and cook in the skillet

  • Combine 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 tsp Italian spices, 1/2 tsp black pepper, and 1 tsp salt in a flat dish.
  • Dredge both sides of each chicken tender in the flour mixture.
  • 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.

Sautee the vegetables

  • In the same skillet, and the butter, minced garlic, and chopped onion. Cook over medium heat until the onion is translucent.
  • Add the green, yellow, and red bell peppers to the skillet and cook until softened.

Add sauce ingredients

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

Add cooked pasta and toss together

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

Notes

What to serve with chicken scampi
How long does it keep?
Homemade chicken scampi can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days. Just be sure to keep it covered for best taste. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 661kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 189mg | Sodium: 920mg | Potassium: 583mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2030IU | Vitamin C: 60.9mg | Calcium: 230mg | Iron: 1.5mg