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 661kcal
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


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


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