The flavors in this main dish recipe mimic Shrimp Scampi, but use inexpensive chicken instead. The chicken is moist and tender and blends beautifully with the rich flavors of garlic and lemon. Serving it over rice blended with some pesto elevates the dish to gourmet status.
And the rest of the menu is easy and perfect. It's perfect for Christmas, Mardis Gras, or entertaining any time of the year.
Chicken Scampi Special Dinner Menu
- Chicken Scampi
You can multiply this recipe by two or three to feed more people if you'd like. Just make sure you have a pan big enough to hold all the food, and large enough so it can cook the food evenly.
- Pesto Rice
This simple recipe is packed full of flavor. It's very easy to make, too. You can use frozen brown rice, as the recipe says, or cook your own rice and stir in pesto and Parmesan.
- Crockpot Glazed Carrots
I was served this recipe over the weekend and it's wonderful. Such a simple way to prepare carrots brings out their sweetness and makes them so tender.
- Pear and Greens Salad
I love this salad; it is beautiful and simple but full of flavor. You can make multiples of the dressing and store it in the fridge for 3-4 days and eat it every day!
- Crunchy Chocolate Brownies
This fabulous brownie recipe is easy to make but tastes like something out of a fancy bakery.