Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Chicken Scampi

The week of using what I have on hand continues, and I have to say, it's AMAZING what you can come up with when you have a bag of onions and bell peppers.  *lol*  And let's just talk about. Is there anything more delicious than sauteed peppers and onions?  No, no there isn't.  That is why I knew today's recipe was going to be a home run!  When you combine the deliciousness of peppers and onions with chicken, pasta, cream, and WINE, well you just can't go wrong!  This Chicken Scampi is amazing and I know you are going to love it.

Let's Get Started!

Chicken Scampi:
*Prep Time:  10 min.  *Cook Time: 16 min.  *Difficulty:  Easy  *Servings:  4-6


  •  2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, cubed
  • 1 Onion, sliced
  • 1 Red Pepper, sliced
  • 4-6 Cloves of Garlic, sliced
  • 1 c. Chicken Stock
  • 1/2 c. Dry White Wine
  • 1/2 c. Heavy Cream
  • 1 tbsp. Butter
  • 2 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp. Chili Flake
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning (or chopped fresh parsley, rosemary, and thyme)
  • 1 lb. of the pasta of your choice
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
Before you do anything you will want to bring a large pot of water to a rolling
boil and add salt. 

To begin cooking, place a skillet over medium/high heat and add the butter and olive oil.

When the butter has melted and the pan is hot, add the chicken.

Season with salt and

Cook until brown and no longer pink, about 5-6 min.

Once the chicken is fully cooked remove from the pan and set to the side.

To the pan drippings add the peppers and onions.
Cook until the onions are translucent and the peppers are tender.

Add the garlic, chili flake, and herbs.
Cook until you smell the garlic coming from the pan.

By this time the water should be at a rolling boil.
Add the pasta and cook according the instructions on the box.

Remove the peppers and onions from the skillet and set to the side with the chicken.

Turn the heat under the skillet to high and add the white wine.
Use a wooden spoon to pick up all of those delicious brown bits.
Let the wine reduce by half.
When I say reduce by half, I simply mean let the liquid simmer until there is half as much in the pan. This helps the alcohol cook out and the flavor intensify.

Now add the chicken stock and


Stir everything together, bring to a simmer, and let thicken.

Season with salt and


Return the chicken, peppers, and onions to the pan.

Now you can add the pasta to the pan as well.

Top with a little fresh parsley and give it all a toss!

And there you have it!  DELICIOUS Chicken Scampi, ready in minutes!
Your family is going to go crazy over this dish, so get in the kitchen and make it tonight!

Now pardon me while I dig in!  YUM!!!

And as always...

Happy Reading, Happy Eating, and Happy Living,
~The Kitchen Wife~


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