Chicken Giardino Recipe -
Chicken Giardino Recipe
  • READY IN 1 hr

Chicken Giardino

Recipe by  

"Chicken tenders, veggies, pasta and a creamy wine sauce all sauteed and stirred together will bring a smile and these words to your lips: 'Gee, I love Chicken Giardino!'"

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    40 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    1 hr


  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; rinse under cold water, drain and set aside.
  2. Saute chicken pieces in a large skillet over medium high heat until cooked through (juices run clear and meat is no longer pink inside); set aside. Add vegetables to same skillet and saute until cooked and crisp but not soggy; set aside.
  3. To Make Giardino Sauce: Heat butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Add garlic, thyme, wine, pepper flakes and lemon juice. Saute for a few minutes over medium heat, making sure that you cook to reduce the acidity of the lemon juice (otherwise, when you add the cream, it will curdle). Stir in the water, then combine the sauce mix with a little cream and stir together until mixture is not lumpy; add mixture to skillet, then add the remaining cream and stir all together until slightly thickened. Set aside.
  4. Combine cooked pasta, chicken and vegetables in a large skillet over medium heat and heat through. Add sauce, stir all together and cook until heated through and thickened. Serve hot.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Reviews More Reviews

Dec 03, 2003

After smelling the sauce, I had to throw it away and use the chicken, veggies, and pasta with other spices and cheeses.

Dec 03, 2003

The recipe wasn't that bad, but I reduced the Thyme to 1 tsp. and I used chicken broth instead of wine. After the sauce heated through I thickened it with a little more of the dry sauce mix.


10 Ratings

Dec 03, 2003

I tried this recipe in hopes of it tasting like a favorite restaurant entree. I, too, threw out the sauce and used the chicken and vegetables to make a separate dish. The sauce was really bad. Maybe the 1 T of thyme was wrong. Revisions necessary!

Dec 03, 2003

Recipe calls for way too much wine. Try it with about 1/4 of the wine indicated and I think it would taste all right.

Dec 03, 2003

Too bland, no flavor.

Nov 20, 2006

This recipe was a disaster. I was a little wary after reading the reviews but love this dish from olive garden and really wanted to try it. First off I was skeptical of the amount of liquid used in the sauce; it seemed like alot. And when I added the white mix it didn't thicken at all! I ended up with a weird smelling water/wine soup. I don't know what went wrong but I was left with just chicken and vegetables and no edible sauce to be found.

Jan 15, 2007

Really strange recipe! Weird flavour, and way to liquidy. Didn't like this at all. Most of it ended up in the garbage. Sorry :(

Jan 05, 2007



Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 622 kcal
  • 31%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 59.1 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 121 mg
  • 40%
  • Fat
  • 20.3 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 7 g
  • 28%
  • Protein
  • 38.1 g
  • 76%
  • Sodium
  • 208 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More
Subscribe Today!

In Season

A Day To Remember
A Day To Remember

Memorial Day is a time to get together with friends and family for food, fun, and memories.

Potato Salad
Potato Salad

Nothing beats a big bowl of cool, creamy potato salad at your cookout.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

Pan-Seared Chicken Breasts with Shallots

See how to make pan-seared chicken breasts with sautéed shallots.

Spicy Avocado Chicken

Pan-fried chicken topped with a fresh avocado and red onion salsa.

Mango Chicken Piccata

What's cooking in Humble, Texas? Sara's tangy chicken piccata.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States