Olive Garden Chicken Scampi

Olive Garden Chicken Scampi with Fresh Peppers is a delightful dish served in a savory white wine sauce with breaded chicken. It’s topped with a wonderful variety of fresh peppers and onions. This Chicken Scampi is one of the restaurant’s most requested menu items and now you can make it at home.

 Homemade Olive Garden Chicken Scampi pasta on a plate.

Why this Recipe Works

The Olive Garden has so many wonderful recipes that can be made at home. This Chicken Scampi works because it’s filled with wonderfully fresh ingredients and topped with a creamy white wine sauce. It can be made as a pasta dish or add shrimp instead of chicken.

There are many ways to serve this dish. So many families have fond memories at the Olive Garden restaurant. Making a dish like this helps recreate those favorite memories that you have when you go out to eat.

Ingredients

This Chicken Scampi recipe uses fresh ingredients bringing together the wonderful flavors of peppers and red onions.  Here’s what else you will need:

  • Chicken Tenders
  • Flour
  • Milk
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Red, Green & Orange Peppers
  • Red Onion
  • Garlic
  • Pasta
  • White Wine
  • Heavy Cream
  • Italian Seasonings

Ingredients for the Olive Garden Chicken Scampi.

How to Make Olive Garden Chicken Scampi

Prepare the chicken first. This will be coated in flour, milk and salt & pepper.  Let rest while you are preparing the pasta.

Next, saute the peppers, onions, and garlic in a large skillet.

Remove the veggies and add the chicken. Once the chicken is ready, remove and use the same skillet to make the savory wine sauce.

Add the pasta and veggies back into the sauce and mix. Serve with the chicken.

Scroll down to the recipe card to see my video on creating this dish!

Cooked peppers for the Chicken Scampi.

Recipe Notes

  • If you do not drink wine, you may substitute it with low sodium chicken broth.
  • When choosing wine for this recipe, I would choose an inexpensive Chardonnay or another dry white wine. Pick something that is drinkable.
  • Another substitute idea would be to use dry sherry when a recipe calls for white wine.  You don’t have to worry about sherry going bad, in a couple of days. This stays good for a couple of months.
  • You can make this a meatless dish by leaving out the chicken and replacing it with some mushrooms instead. Either way, this is going to be delicious.

Homemade Chicken Scampi on a plate.

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Homemade Olive Garden Chicken Scampi pasta on a plate

Olive Garden Chicken Scampi

Love the Olive Garden Chicken Scampi?  You can make this pasta dish at home.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Olive Garden Recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 1034kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil - divided use
  • 1/2 green bell pepper sliced thin
  • 1/2 red bell pepper sliced thin
  • 1/2 orange bell pepper sliced thin
  • 1/2 red onion sliced thin
  • 1 clove garlic sliced thin
  • 1 pound pasta
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasonings

Instructions

  • Place flour, salt, and pepper into a shallow dish and mix well with a fork. Place milk in a shallow dish. Dredge the chicken first in flour, then dip into milk, and then dredge again in the flour.
  •  Place breaded chicken on a rack and allow to rest 10 minutes before cooking. While the chicken is resting, cut peppers, onions, and garlic. Saute the peppers, onions, and garlic in a large heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Season the peppers, onions, and garlic with a light sprinkling of salt. Saute until peppers begin to brown. Remove from skillet. 
  • Place the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a hot skillet. Place the chicken in skillet. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes on each side until the chicken has browned on both sides. Remove chicken from pan. Deglaze the pan by adding white wine to the pan and add Italian seasoning blend. Use a spoon to scrape the browned bits off the bottom of the pan. Add heavy cream and mix well. Return cooked vegetables to the pan and stir. Add cooked pasta to the skillet. Plate the pasta and sauce, placing a few pieces of cooked chicken with each plate.

Video

Recipe Tips for the Cook

Notes

  • If you do not drink wine, you may substitute it with low sodium chicken broth.
  • When choosing wine for this recipe, I would choose an inexpensive Chardonnay or another dry white wine. Pick something that is drinkable.
  • Another substitute idea would be to use dry sherry when a recipe calls for white wine.  You don't have to worry about sherry going bad, in a couple of days. This stays good for a couple of months.
  • You can make this a meatless dish by leaving out the chicken and replacing with some mushrooms instead. Either way, this is going to be delicious.

Nutrition

Calories: 1034kcal | Carbohydrates: 117g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 477mg | Potassium: 960mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1775IU | Vitamin C: 52.6mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 3.8mg
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About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Comments

  1. Sheila

    5 stars
    Omg my family thought I had ordered take out! They loved it
    Next time I will double the sauce it was
    Amazing !!!!
    This recipe is a keeper

  2. LisaParks

    I can tell you that nobody loved Olive Garden’s chicken scampi more than me. I would get it every time I would go there. Then the dreaded ok, this isn’t as good as it used to be, must be having a bad night. But after six more times of being bland, I made this and Olive Garden can’t compare to yours. Thank you..

  3. Mindy

    My daughter made me this yesterday for Mother’s Day, and it was wonderful! It tasted exactly like the Olive Garden meal. Great job with this Copy Cat recipe!

  4. Janet

    another suggestioni for the wine besides the sherry and the chicken broth, if you want the white wine but don’t want to open a bottle and it go bad after a couple days, get those little individual wine bottles that usually come in a 4 pack..i have both the red and the white in my cabinet for cooking or for a long day..haha.

  5. Brady

    Stephanie, this was excellent! I’ve never had this dish from Olive Garden, but I’m so glad that I found this recipe! My husband and I are generally low carb, so I used almond flour for the chicken and red lentil/quinoa blend linguini. My husband is groaning on the sofa as I type this from eating too much….that my friend is a sincere compliment 😉

  6. Rachel

    I actually had never had the Olive Garden version, but my fiance and his family loved it. So when I came across this recipe about a year ago, I had to try it. We have made it many times side and everyone loves it. I’ve now tried the Olive Garden version and I have to say, I like this recipe WAY better! I was actually really disappointed in comparison. So well done!

    • Stephanie

      I am so glad you liked this recipe. This recipe was very important to get this one right. I received a heart touching email about a request for this particular recipe.

  7. Jackie

    The dish itself is good. We thoroughly enjoyed it. A copycat of Chicken Scampi at Olive Garden? Not close. This is a miss. Where is the garlic? Too much cream. Too much breading on the chicken for this particular dish. Like I said, in itself a good recipe. I will tweak it and make again.

    Also, very well written, easy to follow. Kudos!

  8. Jackie

    The dish itself is good. We thoroughly enjoyed it. A copycat of Chicken Scampi at Olive Garden? Not close. This is a miss. Where is the garlic? Too much cream. Too much breading on the chicken for this particular dish. Like I said, in itself a good recipe. I will tweak it and make again.

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