Hey there, do you need a quick and easy dinner recipe for this weekend? How about Chicken Scampi? Just combine eight ingredients and pop it in the oven. Tender boneless chicken strips are smothered in garlic, olive oil, butter and herbs and rest on a bed of angel hair pasta. So flavorful and easy, and it’s what we’re having for dinner tonight!
We’ve been super busy around our house this last week or so and. I know you’re busy too! We’re getting our house ready to put on the market soon and it’s amazing how much has to be done in that process. When you’ve lived somewhere for thirteen years, there’s a lot to do to get ready.
Stuff accumulates. Things break and they don’t bother you quite enough to fix them until it’s time to sell. Right now our house looks better than it’s looked since we’ve lived here. So I’m not sure I want to move after all. Heard of the HGTV show “Love It or Li$t It”? Well that’s where I am right now. Crazy!
It’s just the first week in February and seems the kid’s calendars are packed too. Basketball tournaments this weekend. (Inhale, exhale!) Not to mention we received 16″ of snow yesterday and we’re still digging out.
It’s not always easy to eat well when things get busy. We race here and there. But of all times and especially with all the busyness, it’s important to get plenty of protein for these jam packed days.
I like quick, easy dinners that are simple to make and hands off. Chicken Scampi is one such recipe. It mixes together quickly in five minutes in a casserole dish, then bakes in the oven for thirty. That’s one of the reasons why I love this flavorful dinner so much.
It’s quick and easy to make, even on a week night. Tastes gourmet, uses fresh ingredients. And always a big hit at our house. If you’re a garlic lover, you’ll especially love this simple recipe.
We love relaxed meals with excellent food around the family dinner table at the end of a full day. It doesn’t always happen, but with a little planning ahead, it’s possible. This Chicken Scampi Recipe is one of our favorite meals.
With only eight ingredients, this meal comes together quickly the day of. Or easily prepares the night before or morning of. Refrigerate and pop in the oven just 30 minutes before dinner. (Add a few extra minutes if it goes in the oven cold.)
Served over angel hair pasta, Chicken Scampi makes a healthy main dish meal with no added salt. The garlic and herbs beautifully complement this dish. Dinner rolls and roasted asparagus pair beautifully alongside this main dish. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
- 3 - 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2 " long strips
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 4 large garlic cloves minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs
- 3 tablespoons dried parsley
- 1/4 cup dried breadcrumbs
- 1 pound angel hair pasta cooked according to package directions
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Place boneless chicken strips in 2 quart casserole dish
- Separately, in small bowl, mix together melted butter, olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice, herbs and breadcrumbs.
- Pour olive oil mixture over chicken strips.
- Bake at 350° uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring once after 15 minutes.
- Serve over angel hair pasta.
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Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life says
What a great idea! I never thought about making scampi with chicken. I can’t wait to try this Allie!
Thanks for this quick recipe at this busy time of year. It looks wonderful! Xo
Arman @ thebigmansworld says
Oh yum!!! I had chicken cacciatore last night and now craving this- What a fun twist on the traditional scampi!
Ramona W says
The chicken looks absolutely delicious with all those herbs in it. I know this is a meal my family will love from their first forkful. 🙂
[email protected] Faith Fitness says
What a great meal for any weeknight!
Kristen Chidsey says
Allie, this is a perfect go to meal–tasty and easy!
Manila Spoon says
I know for sure that my family will enjoy this delicious chicken scampi! This is comfort food for us! Love this!!!
Karen @ On the Banks of Salt Creek says
Sounds like a perfect meal for my busy life. I will be trying this soon. Thank You!
Susie Mandel says
Yummy recipe. 🙂
Peggy Miller says
I will have to try this soon! Looks like something we would like.
Cynthia | What A Girl Eats says
I love quick and easy weeknight meals and scampi/chicken piccata is one of my family’s favorites because of all the yummy garlic!
nancy mcmahan says
Printed. Now to the store for Thursday dinner. Thanks
Shashi at RunninSrilankan says
This is simply Brilliant – it never occurred to me to make scampi using chicken – and not only does this have only 8 ingredients – but it can be tossed in the oven and forgotten about (other than the stirring at the 15 min mark). Such a brilliant recipe Allie – thanks so much for sharing it!
Tracy | Baking Mischief says
This looks so good and simple! I’m definitely going to have to give it a try.
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
Chicken scampi is one of my family’s favorites and yours looks delicious, Allie! LOVING that it is minimal ingredients and has a quick cook time! This is weekday meal perfection! Side note – I totally try to eat good around the holidays so I can indulge to the fullest ON the actual holiday! This means lots of chicken and this chicken is something I could eat daily! Hope you and the family are having a beautiful week, my dear! Cheers! XO
One of my favorites…this looks incredible!!
This is the kind of recipe that I love for dinner, it looks so good! xx
I just made this for dinner tonight! You were right it was so easy and everyone loved it, even our picky child 😉
Hey that’s awesome! It’s a great recipe if you like garlic. Thanks so much for dropping by Kellie!
I too have never thought to make scampi with chicken. Looks and sounds delicious Allie!! I will definitely try this. I love that you put it in the oven instead of the stove top. Anxious to try it!!
Aunt Pinkie says
Looks fabulous and sooo easy! Yum!
Shashi at RunninSrilankan says
Such a delicious dinner – glad you reposted this one!
I’ve been thinking about y’all – am so glad to hear that y’alls home is looking lovely – all the best selling it Allie! BTW, I love HGTV show “Love It or Li$t It”!
Wendy Hampton says
Perfect! I love this flavorful dish and it will be just right for an upcoming Oscar Nite I am going to. I worried about shrimp scampi in case of allergies among the guests, but THIS will be so good to reheat in one of my hostesses THREE microwaves! Thanks so much for this unique idea!
Great Wendy, hope everyone loves it!
Do you happen to have the nutritional info on this meal? So delicious but is it very high in fat?
Hi Dana – I don’t have the nutritional content on this meal, but it does use butter w/olive oil for the scampi sauce. I’d suggest using olive oil as a substitute for the butter – taste will be slightly different, but much less fat! Hope you try this, it’s the fresh garlic that makes it so delicious!
This has become one of my favorite, delicious, and easy meals to make!