Chicken Scampi II Recipe -
Chicken Scampi II Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Chicken Scampi II

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"All the flavor and taste of shrimp scampi!! Serve over rice or with spaghetti. Do not forget to serve with crusty rolls or bread to sop up the sauce! Enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    25 mins


  1. In a skillet heat the butter or margarine and oil over medium high until the butter/margarine melts. Add the parsley, basil, oregano and garlic and salt and mix together in the skillet. Stir in lemon juice.
  2. Then add the chicken and saute for about 3 minutes or until white. Lower the heat and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and the juices run clear. More butter/margarine can be added if needed.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 04, 2006

OMG, this is AMAZING! We loved it! After reading the reviews I added some things. I added 1/4 cup of white wine (Chardonnay) when I added the lemon juice, I used 2 tbs of lemon juice instead of 1, a couple more cloves of fresh garlic, and I sauted red and yellow pepper, mushrooms, and red onions and added them in with the chicken. I also added the pasta in with the chicken at the end so it could get all the great flavor! My husband kept saying this tastes like restaurant quality and it really did! It's really fresh tasting and you can taste every ingredient. It wasn't too greasy either. It would be great to serve for company and it's super easy too! Thanks for the great Italian recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 14, 2003

The chicken in this recipe was good, but the sauce just didn't really do it for me. It needed something else. If I make again I will try adding a little wine or chicken broth so I can reduce it and get better flavor. Also, I though there was just too much butter and oil. I will cut it in half next time. I tried putting the left over oil/butter mix over pasta, but it really have no flavor.

May 14, 2006

This recipe is INCREDIBLE. It is most definitely the base for creating an authentic Olive Garden-style Chicken Scampi. I used chicken tenderloins instead of sliced breasts and coated them in flour before cooking them. A also added extra garlic, since I'm a garlic lover. When the chicken was almost done cooking I added red onion and red, yellow, and green bell pepper cut into strips. Serve over angel hair pasta and and top with grated Parmesan cheese and I don't think anyone could tell the difference between this and the restaurant original! The only thing I recommend is keeping the heat down to medium - the chicken will cook slower but the garlic won't get burned - burned garlic will utterly ruin the whole meal with its bitter taste. Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you Cyndee for this wonderful recipe!!

Oct 25, 2003

What a great recipe! I ended up serving it over angle hair pasta and it worked out perfectly for two... you may want to consider doubling the recipe if you're thinking about serving more people than I did. Otherwise, I added about a half cup of white wine to the sauce while the chicken was cooking and cut up a tomato for some more color. I cooked the chicken on low heat and would suggest doing so if any of you try this. Too high and you'll sear it (trap the juices inside) and prevent it from flavoring the sauce... which it does beautifully! Also, I parboiled some broccoli, sauteed it in garlic, and added it right before I served everything -- turned out so well!!! Top it with parmasean cheese for the finishing touch :)

Oct 19, 2007

Very good! I carefully read through a great amount of reviews and followed some good suggestions - 1/2 the butter in the recipe, use only 2 Tlbs. of Olive oil, more garlic (I used 4 big cloves), added 1/2 cup of white wine, 1 diced tomato for color, added a small red chili pepper chopped fine and last but not least topped it with fresh grated parmasan cheese. It came out perfect!

Dec 03, 2007

Delicious!! One of the cooks at my Dad's restaurant used to make this for me every day when I was a kid. Being very picky, it was one of the few things they could get me to eat. I've ordered chicken scampi in rest. a number of times in hopes that it would be the dish I ate as a kid. No luck....until now!! I will make this again and again. Perhaps try adding a little white wine sometime, maybe a little more lemon and a little less salt. But it's great as is. I actually like the large amount of butter and olive oil sauce it yeilds as it is great over pasta. Be sure to have some fresh Parmesan to grate over the top when serving. Goes great over angel hair and makes awesome leftovers.

Jun 04, 2006

This was delicious! I did cut out a lot of fat and calories by browning the chicken and spices in only 1/4 cup butter, then added 1/2 cup of chicken broth and let the chicken simmer until done, then added some cornstarch to thicken it up just a little. Served over angel hair pasta with salad and french bread. It was a wonderful, fairly low fat meal. I will be making this one again!

Jul 08, 2005

I was surprised at how good this dish was. It was also a cinch to prepare. I didn't measure a thing, I just added as much as I like. I used fresh basil and fresh parsley from my herb garden, that made a huge difference. Also, I tossed the cooked pasta in the dish I made the sauce in to make sure it coated well. I don't recommend cooking the chicken for 10-15 minutes, check it after 5. This dish was good enough to make for company. Thanks for sharing. I've had this recipe for years now and am glad I finally tried it!


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  • Calories
  • 458 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 129 mg
  • 43%
  • Fat
  • 38 g
  • 58%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 27.7 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 678 mg
  • 27%

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

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