Chicken Scampi

Chicken Scampi | The Gluten-Free Homemaker
This recipe was delicious and a real hit with my kids (remember, I have teens, not little kids).  Apparently Olive Garden makes a chicken scampi which you can find copy cat recipes for online.  Those recipes, however, include a white sauce that is added to the scampi sauce.  I chose not to do that, simply for the sake of saving time.  Having eaten it without the white sauce, I have absolutely no desire to try the recipe with it.  It didn’t need anything else in our opinions.

While omitting the white sauce cut down and preparation time and the number of pieces to think about, this is not what I would call an easy recipe.  I had it ready in about 45 minutes, but I was constantly working on one or more parts.  For that reason, I have written the directions to try and help you know what order to go in so that the things that take the most time get started first.

Chicken Scampi - Chicken & Vegetables | The Gluten-Free Homemaker

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Chicken Scampi
Serves: 6 - 8
  • 16 ounces gluten-free spaghetti (I used Tinkyada)
  • 3 Tablespoons Earth Balance stick margarine or butter
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • ¾ cup white cooking wine (or dry white wine)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • pepper to taste
  • 2½ pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons oil or butter
  1. Heat a large pot of salted water for cooking your pasta.
  2. Melt the margarine or butter in a medium sauce pan. Add the minced garlic and sauté for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add the Italian seasoning, wine, broth, and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
  4. When the water boils, add your pasta, cook, drain, and place in a warm bowl.
  5. While the scampi sauce is simmering, slice the onion and pepper in thin slices.
  6. Add 1 tablespoon oil to a large skillet and sauté the onion and pepper until tender.
  7. Slice the chicken breasts into thin strips.
  8. When they are done, remove the onion and pepper strips to a bowl.
  9. Add another tablespoon of oil to the skillet and add the chicken strips. Cook and turn until the meat is cooked through.
  10. After the scampi sauce is done simmering, pour it over the pasta and toss to coat.
  11. Place the onions, pepper, and chicken on a serving plate. Serve on top of the pasta

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  1. gfe--gluten free easily says

    Linda–This chicken scampi looks divine! :-) Now I'm bummed that I used up all my Tinkyada spahetti noodles in my chicken soup last week. Might have to try this using the Asian rice sticks that I have on hand, but have never tried.

    Thanks so much for the recipe!

  2. SLColman says

    This sounds and looks awesome!! I wish I had some peppers so I could make this right now!! Yum!

  3. Terry says

    Thought you might want to link up to the Gluten Free Blogs linky.

    Great recipes!! I am a new follower.

  4. Pat @ Elegantly, Gluten-Free says

    I'd never heard of Chicken Scampi before, but I definitely want to try this. It has some of our favorite things in it, only put together a little differently.

  5. Peggy says

    This Chicken Scampi was excellent. I love the Chicken Scampi at Olive Garden, and this sauce tasted just like it, but I am sure with a lot less calories!

      • Peggy says

        I guess I should have said, “I used to love the scampi at Olive Garden” so as not to mislead anyone that that is gf. I have only been gf for several months, so that flavor is still fresh in my head. But I want to thank you for this website. I love it. Your recipes have all been a hit with my family. They all have such great flavor. It has been an invaluable resource as I embark on this lifetime adventure.

  6. Julie says

    I’m gluten free living in country south Australia, there r no restaurants that r gluten free anywhere near me, so I value these recipes, thank you!!

  7. Pat says

    I wish you would set it up to s e on Pinterest, sounds great but I get tired of writing recipes and then loosing the sheets of paper

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