Olive Garden’s Chicken Scampi is a delicious entree any time of the year. Hundreds of chefs and Olive Garden managers head to Italy every year to train at the Olive Garden Culinary Institute of Tuscany. Here they learn Italian recipes, cooking techniques and Italian culture. You don’t have to travel to Tuscany to make Olive Garden’s Chicken Scampi…and you can eat it at home, without take-out!
You can prepare Olive Garden Chicken Scampi at home.
Olive Garden’s Chicken Scampi Recipe Ingredients
- 1 pound chicken tenders
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup heavy cream (or milk)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1/2 orange bell pepper thinly sliced
- 1/2 medium sized red onion thinly sliced
- 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
- 1 pound pasta, cooked according to package directions
- 3/4 cup white wine
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasonings
Olive Garden’s Chicken Scampi Recipe Instructions
Place flour, salt, and pepper into a shallow dish and mix well with a fork.
Place heavy cream/milk in a shallow dish.
Dredge chicken first in flour, then dip into heavy cream/milk, and then dredge again in the flour.
Place flour coated chicken rack, or in a baking dish, and allow to rest 10 minutes before cooking.
While the chicken is resting, cut peppers, onions, and garlic.
Saute peppers, onions, and garlic in a large heavy bottomed skillet over medium heat with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
Season peppers, onions, and garlic with a dash of salt.
Saute until peppers begin to brown.
Remove from skillet.
Place remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in hot skillet.
Place chicken in skillet.
Cook for 5 to 7 minutes on each side until the chicken has browned on both sides.
Remove chicken from pan.
Deglaze the pan by adding white wine to the pan and add Italian seasoning blend.
Scrape the bottom with a spoon scrapping the browned bits off the bottom of the pan.
Add heavy cream and mix well.
Return cooked vegetables to the pan and stir.
Add cooked pasta to the skillet.
Serve the pasta with the sauce and add a few pieces of chicken for each plate.