Olive Garden Chicken Scampi Pasta (Copycat)

Olive Garden Chicken Scampi Pasta

Olive Garden Chicken Scampi Pasta copycat made with a creamy garlic white wine sauce with lemon, bell peppers and onions.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword chicken, chicken scampi, copycat recipe, olive garden, Olive Garden Chicken Scampi Pasta (Copycat)
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 678 kcal
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • 1/2 red bell pepper sliced thinly
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper sliced thinly
  • 1/2 green bell pepper sliced thinly
  • 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons garlic minced
  • 4 tablespoons flour divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 pound angel hair pasta
  • 1 pound chicken breast tenderloins
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream warm to the touch
  • 1/2 medium lemon juiced
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese shaved, divided
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  1. Add 2 tablespoons of butter to a cast iron skillet on medium high heat and cook the bell peppers and onions for 2-3 minutes or until slightly softened.

  2. Remove the vegetables and add in remaining 2 tablespoons of butter.
  3. Once melted add in two tablespoons of flour and garlic.

  4. Whisk well until the flour has had a chance to "cook" for about 20 seconds.

  5. Add in the red pepper flakes, oregano, basil, wine and chicken broth, then let reduce on medium heat for 18-20 minutes.

  6. While the sauce is reducing cook the pasta one minute shy of the instructions, do not rinse.
  7. In a second pan add 2 tablespoons of olive oil on medium high heat.
  8. Coat the chicken tenderloins in the salt and pepper before tossing in the remaining flour.

  9. Add in the chicken, cooking for 3-4 minutes on each side.

  10. Remove the chicken from the heat while the sauce finishes reducing.
  11. When the sauce is reduced by half add in the heavy cream and whisk well until you have a nice thick sauce.
  12. Add in the lemon juice and half the parmesan cheese and whisk.
  13. Toss with the pasta, bell peppers and onions.
  14. Top with the chicken and Parmesan and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Olive Garden Chicken Scampi Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 678 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 905mg 38%
Potassium 621mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 66g 22%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 33g 66%
Vitamin A 21.9%
Vitamin C 53.3%
Calcium 24.7%
Iron 11.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.