Olive Garden Chicken Scampi Recipe!

Make this white sauce first –

You’ll want to make this first, as it will be used as one of your ingredients later.

  • Heat 1 tbsp. butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat; melt completely.
  • Add 2 tbsp. flour. Cook 2 minutes on medium. Stir constantly.
  • Slowly add 3/4 cup 2% or whole milk, stirring constantly, until a “gravy-like” consistency has been achieved.
  • Heat until just before boiling, stirring. Remove from heat and set aside.

Ingredients –

Scampi Sauce:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 2 tbsp. fresh, crushed garlic
  • 2 tbsp. chicken stock
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine (chablis or riesling are best)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup white sauce (see recipe above)
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 2 tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • Black pepper, to taste

The Rest:

  • 1/2 pkg. angel hair pasta, cooked and drained
  • 2 large, boneless & skinless chicken breasts, sliced into desired size tenderloins.
  • 1 thinly sliced green bell pepper
  • 1 thinly sliced yellow bell pepper
  • 1 thinly sliced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 red onion (more, if desired), thinly sliced
  • Extra virgin olive oil, as needed
  • 10 whole garlic cloves (mmmmmmmm!) 

Directions –

Scampi Sauce:

  1. In medium saucepan, melt butter over low heat.
  2. Add garlic, Italian seasoning, and crushed red pepper. Saute for 2 minutes.
  3. Add wine, water, and chicken stock. Stir until well combined and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add white sauce and stir until slightly thickened, about 3-5 minutes.

The rest…

  1. When oil is warm, add garlic cloves and cover with lid.
  2. Braise garlic for 15-18 minutes on low heat. Garlic should turn out soft and golden.
  3. Drizzle olive oil into the bottom of a large saute pan over medium heat.
  4. When oil is hot, add chicken tenderloins, turning when 1/4 of the way cooked.
  5. When chicken is about half-way cooked, add bell peppers and onions. Saute for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add angel hair pasta, sauce, and garlic cloves. Saute until sauce is heated through and chicken is completely cooked, about 3 minutes.
  7. Enjoy!  wp_campaign_3]