Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Chicken Scampi

Chicken Scampi

I love a good shrimp scampi! My kids...not so much! They're just not a fan of shrimp! So I decided to switch the shrimp for chicken! It worked...they loved this! So, that's how this chicken scampi was created! The only difference is that I needed to cook the chicken much longer than I would the shrimp. But this was so very easy...I think I'll make this more often!

Chicken Scampi
Chicken Scampi

3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts - sliced into thin 1 " strips
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbls. butter
5 large cloves garlic - minced
1 tsp. kosher salt or to taste
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1 lemon - juiced
2 tsp. flour
3 Tbls. fresh minced parsley
1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan or romano cheese
1 lb. cooked pasta - any shape

Heat a large oven safe skillet over medium heat.
Add olive oil and butter.
When butter starts to melt, add minced garlic.
Cook for 1 minute then add chicken, stirring contantly to cook evenly.
Season with salt, pepper and oregano.
When chicken becomes opaque, add lemon juice and keep stirring.
Then sprinkle in the flour to slightly thicken the juices.
Stir to evenly combine. Then remove from heat.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Place skillet in oven and bake uncovered for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile cook pasta according to package directions.
When pasta is done cooking drain and set aside.
Remove skillet from oven and add in the parsley. Stir to combine.
Plate pasta on a large platter or bowl and add chicken mixture ontop.
Sprinkle with fresh grated cheese. Serve warm.
Serves 4-6 people



  1. I think everyone will agree Lillian that you need your own TV show on the Food Network.

    Wonderful recipes, great tecnique and dedication plus a beautiful lady; all the necessary ingredients of a future Food Network star!!

    Thank you so much for posting some awesome recipes across the net, it sure is appreciated! You're doing great!

    From your friend in Fabulous Las Vegas, Angela!

    1. Thank you so much Angela! You just made my day! I love that you're enjoying my posts! That's exactly what keeps me going! But no Food Network Star here! Besides, then I wouldn't have time to try all these recipes everyday! And I wouldn't have time to blog! But thank you so much for the lovely compliments! (((HUGS)))

  2. Looks like an easy and delicious dish... for times when you are rushed to get a good meal out for the kids, its perfect.

    1. Yes, Mich! It is perfect for those busy nights! Thank you so much! =D

  3. Thank you!!! I never thought to use chicken instead of shrimp. I'm going to try this this weekend :-)

    1. Thank you so much! Please let me know how you like it! =D


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