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

  1. Prepare the chicken first. This will be coated in flour, milk, and salt & pepper.  Let rest while you are preparing the pasta.
  2. Next, saute the peppers, onions, and garlic in a large skillet.
  3. Remove the veggies and add the chicken. Once the chicken is ready, remove and use the same skillet to make the savory wine sauce.
  4. 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
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
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

Notes

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

About Stephanie Manley

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. Amal

    Hi,
    Can you substitute white wine with a non-alcoholic item? In my family alcohol is off limits. Thanks in return.

  2. Karen Herman

    Sounds great – and not too difficult. Chicken scampi is my favorite dish at Olive Garden – It’s absolutely delicious!. Every time I go there I think I’ll try something else, but when it’s time to order I just can’t pass it up. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Ann

    Stephanie,
    I saw a recipe of yours for cabbage and sliced sausage and thought I copied the recipe but it did not
    come through. Would you please send it to me. Thanking you in advance for your help.
    Ann

  4. Erin

    When I was cooking the sauce, it did not thicken as mentioned in a previous comment. Even with a liquid sauce, I did not think this came at all close to Olive Garden.

  5. Annette

    Recently went to OG and had their lite fare Shrimp Scampi on angel hair pasta. Made with creamy garlic sauce. Do you have a recipe for this my husband loved it

  6. robin johnson

    love the great sauce reviews. Going to try this week. If the sauce is even half what OG is i may never go back to OG. They stopped serving the lunch size and the chicken scampi is now $15. Please, it’s a few pcs. of chicken and pasta (angel hair).Last few times i ordered scampi they did not even have onions on them. thank you so much.

  7. Tiawanna

    I am a Olive Garden fan one of my favorite restaurants and the chicken scampi is my favorite dish. When surfing the internet I came across Stephanie I love this recreation of this dish. My husband was like honey this taste better than the restaurants it has more sauce and that’s a plus. Sometimes our dish don’t have enough sauce. Good job thumbs up.

  8. Debbie

    I plan on trying this tomorrow for dinner. I will season the flour with salt, pepper and garlic powder. I will also add fresh parsley and basil. Simply because I can! Our garden is overflowing. The recipe sound delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Arlene SANDISON

    This is what I order almost every time I’ve gone to the Olive Garden. When I’ve ordered something else I always wish I’d stuck with the chicken scampi. But what you put as pasta in the recipe should read angel hair pasta. That’s the way my OG always serves it. That’s what got me to order it as I love angel hair pasta.

      • Amanda

        As a former employee, chicken or shrimp scampi from the OG are always served on angel hair (capalini), unless you request otherwise.

    • Cathy

      Yes never had OG chicken scampi (my always OG go to meal) with anything but angel hair pasta AND the chicken is not breaded

      • Eve

        Always served with angel hair unless otherwise requested. And ALL og chicken is lightly breaded unless it’s gluten free.

  10. Tom

    The original menu item also contained “roasted garlic” although every Olive Garden where I had this dish served it with abut a dozen full garlic cloves that had been sautéd about as long as the peppers and onion. Roasted garlic is so much better in this recipe

  11. Stephanie Payton-Rigsby

    I cannot believe how spot on this was. I have cooked this many times before seeing your video, but I just always sautéed my chicken, but never with the flour and milk dip. And my family loved it before, but now——-they can’t get enough. OMG!!! Thank you so much, you are the greatest.

  12. Kyle

    Stephanie,
    Such a great recipe, thank you! Your chicken preparation is spot on to OG’s. I’ve tried to make this a dozen times or so, and your chicken method comes the closest and was wonderful by itself.
    Thank you for also mentioning to add salt to the peppers. I’ve forgotten that on my previous attempts and blah! I also find that adding salt to any saute mixture with garlic pulls out the garlic flavor without having to add so much garlic to keep Dracula away. I forget this often, but thanks for the reminder.
    Great dish, thanks for sharing.

    • Stephanie

      I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe. I love how this tastes. It is really important when sauteeing vegetables to add a little bit of salt, it always helps to pull out the water so the vegetables cook better.

  13. vicky porter

    Hi Stephanie thank you so much for this delicious recipe.. I have made this at least four times, and it comes out wonderful every time..when the nearest Olive Garden is 21/2 hrs away, these recipes and videos are a real treat. Thank you

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