Chicken Scampi

Saturday, November 21, 2020
Chicken Scampi is a delicious alternative for those allergic to seafood and this sauce is the same used in that dish.

The chicken is seasoned, sauteed, and then coated in a buttery wine and lemon sauce that just compliment this dish perfectly.

A versatile style scampi that can be served just as it is or with any of the many suggestions I have below listed.

This fork-tender chicken is so flavorful, the flavors are fragrant with just the right blend of spices coating the chicken.

Even if you are a shrimp seafood scampi lover, using chicken is a nice change and just as easy to make using the same ingredients.

I loved the addition of red pepper flakes on top to give this dish a little heat.

If you love these flavors on seafood, you will be loving how delicious this wine sauce is on the sauteed boneless chicken breast.

All my seafood lovers can still certainly make the original recipe we love calling for a Seafood Scampi or recipes from our Christmas Eve Seafood Roundup.

Scroll down to get this easily printable recipe!

this is chicken scampi in a large Italian bowl with pasta in the bottom and lemons on top

this is an Italian bowl with chicken scampi on top of linguine pasta, a whole lemon and a glass of Pinot Grigio

Perfect Alternatives To Seafood

I have several readers that write and tell me they love some of the recipes I have for seafood but are allergic to seafood.

When I adapted the ingredients I had the famous scampi recipe in mind since that one is the easiest to adapt and made the perfect substitution for fish.

The buttery wine sauce with lemon compliments this sauteed chicken and it's so tender, juicy, and fork-tender.

Actually, this basic scampi sauce is delicious using boneless pork in this recipe.

this is sauteed chicken in a wine sauce called scampi


  • deep fry pan
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cup
  • pie plate or plastic shaking bag
  • serving bowl
  • pasta serving spoon
  • lemon extractor

this is seasoned cubed chicken frying


  1. coat the chicken first and saute before adding to the sauce
  2. use only fresh lemon
  3. use a wine that you would drink and taste great
  4. cook the pasta and reserve some of the pasta water in case the sauce is too thick
  5. add more red pepper and spices to taste

this is the wine going into chicken scampi

Serving Suggestions

this is the sauce for chicken scampi with lemon and wine

Ingredients You Will Need(scroll down to the printable recipe card for exact measurements)

  • linguine pasta cooked to package instructions in salt water and drained
  • chicken broth
  • butter
  • garlic, minced
  • red pepper flakes
  •  salt and freshly ground pepper
  •  dry white wine
  • lemon, juiced
  • finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 lemon sliced for garnish is optional
  • Canola, or Vegetable oil
  • boneless chicken breast cubed
  • all-purpose flour
  • dried parsley
  • granulated garlic powder
  • dried Italian seasoning
  • salt, pepper, or more to taste

this is raw chicken cut into cubes and the seasoned flour it will go into

Other Meats

  1. Any Seafood
  2. Pork tenderloin
  3. Boneless Steak
  4. Venison
  5. Cube Steaks

this is a collage on how to make chicken scampi

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this is a huge Italian bowl of linguine with chunks of chicken scampi on top

Fast and Easy Recipe

If you love easy recipes this Chicken Scampi is super simple and between the sauteed chicken and sauce cooking time is around 35 minutes.

The buttery wine sauce is perfect poured over any pasta, rice, and even on a baked potato.

For all my seafood lovers that love scampi, do try this recipe using chicken you will have a new favorite go-to recipe in your collection!

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Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Chicken Scampi

Chicken Scampi

Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 30 Min
This is a classic scampi normally made with seafood. For those who are allergic to seafood, this is the perfect alternative using chicken. The sauce is buttery with garlic and perfect over pasta, rice or even potatoes.


  • 1 package linguine pasta cooked to package instructions in saltwater in drained
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes or more to taste
  • 1 pinch kosher salt and freshly ground pepper or more to taste
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 fresh lemon, juiced
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley leaves and more for garnish
  • 1 lemon sliced for garnish is optional
  • Canola, Vegetable oil to saute chicken
  • 3 boneless chicken breast cubed
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 /2 teaspoon salt, pepper, or more to taste
  • 1 ziplock bag or pie plate
  • Place the flour, herbs, and spices in a plastic bag or pie plate and coat chicken set aside.


  1. Coate the chicken in either a pie plate with the above herbs and spices or in a plastic bag to coat.
  2. Heat the oil to medium heat to 1 inch deep.
  3. In a large deep fry pan, saute the coated floured chicken and brown on both sides.
  4. Place the fried chicken on paper towels to drain.
  5. In the same pan add all the rest of the ingredients and simmer around 2 minutes scraping any bits left in the pan and stirring.
  6. Place the cooked chicken back into the scampi sauce and simmer until the sauce thickens just a little around 2 minutes.
  7. Cook the pasta in salt water to package instructions, drain, and place in a large pasta bowl. 
  8. Pour the chicken scampi on top of the pasta.
  9. Garnish with lemon slices, more parsley, and red pepper flakes if desired.
  10. Note: if the sauce gets too thick you can add pasta water or more chicken broth heated to the sauce.



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this is a sauteed chicken with garlic over linguine pasta

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this is an Italian bowl with chicken scampi on top of linguine pasta, a whole lemon and a glass of Pinot Grigio


  1. I love scampi, have never tried the chicken though. Yours definitely looks very delicious and tempting. I love how tender and flavourful the chicken turned out.

  2. I've never had chicken scampi but, hey, why not, I know chicken is delicious with lemon butter.

  3. This is a great idea, meaning nobody has to miss out! it looks very tasty and the ingredients sound great.

  4. We are trying to eat more lean chicken dishes and this looks delicious. I can't wait to try it.

  5. This looks restaurant quality! Can't wait to give it a try.

  6. Yum! This looks so delicious and tasty! I can't wait to give this a try! My family is going to love this!


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