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Chicken Scampi

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (6 Reviews)


Chicken scampi
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With all the flavor of Shrimp Scampi, but much less expensive, this fabulous main dish recipe uses boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I served it with Pesto Rice for a wonderful combination.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Serves 4


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or basil


Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper and cut into strips; set aside.

In large skillet, melt butter over low heat. Add onion and garlic; cook until tender, about 5-7 minutes. Add chicken and increase heat to medium. Cook and stir until chicken is cooked through, about 4-6 minutes. Stir in lemon juice, lemon peel, and parsley and serve immediately over hot cooked rice or a rice pilaf.

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 5 out of 5
Great quick meal, Guest Cook with Kids

My kids made this for dinner tonight for the family and it was excellent. Great flavor and easy for kids and low skilled adults to make. We will definitely make this again. Served over yellow rice with a tossed salad makes it a great quick meal for a busy family. Start to finish about a half hour.

3 out of 3 people found this helpful.

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