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

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 661 kcal
Author Dina from


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose 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 unsalted 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


  1. Combine 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 tsp Italian spices, 1/2 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.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Scampi
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 661 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Fat 44g68%
Saturated Fat 24g150%
Cholesterol 189mg63%
Sodium 920mg40%
Potassium 583mg17%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 2030IU41%
Vitamin C 60.9mg74%
Calcium 230mg23%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.