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Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Scampi

Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Scampi is my homemade copycat recipe of Olive Garden’s popular Chicken Scampi dish with sautéed chicken breast, onions, and bell peppers served over pasta with a creamy garlic white sauce.
Course Chicken, Main Dishes
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Chicken Scampi, Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Scampi, Olive Garden Chicken Scampi
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 984kcal


  • 1 pound chicken tenders or chicken breast halves pounded thin
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 medium sized sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoon butter, divided
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound angel hair, or linguine or spaghetti pasta cooked according to package directions
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 3/4 cup half and half (This is half milk and half cream)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasonings
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • Chopped basil to garnish


  • Place flour into a shallow dish. Stir in salt and pepper. 
  • Pour milk into another shallow dish. 
  • Dredge chicken in the flour, then in milk, and then again in the flour. Set chicken aside. 
  • While the chicken is resting, chop onions and the red and green bell peppers.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon each of butter and olive oil. 
  • Add the red and green peppers, and onions and cook until the onions are clear and the peppers are softened and starting to brown. Remove from skillet.
  • In the same skillet add a tablespoon each of butter and oil. When hot, add the floured chicken. Cook for about 5 to 7 minutes, then turn the chicken and cook for roughly another 5 to 7 minutes. Remove chicken from pan. 
  • Add a tablespoon of butter, then add garlic and stir for about 1 minute. 
  • Stir in white wine and italian seasoning, scraping the bottom of the pan while you stir. Remove from heat. 
  • Add half and half and mix well. 
  • Stir in parmesan cheese into the sauce.
  • Return the cooked onion and peppers to the pan and stir. 
  • Add cooked, drained pasta to the skillet. 
  • Add the pasta and vegetables on each serving plate. 
  • Top each plate with cooked chicken. 
  • Garnish with chopped basil and shredded parmesan cheese.


If you don't have half and half, you could use heavy cream.


Calories: 984kcal | Carbohydrates: 120g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 364mg | Potassium: 1021mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1646IU | Vitamin C: 65mg | Calcium: 250mg | Iron: 4mg