Creamy Chicken Scampi
Source of Recipe
I used to eat at a certain chain Italian restaurant all the time and their chicken scampi was one of my favorite things in the world. I searched and found this recipe. The result was pure deliciousness.
List of Ingredients
1-1/2 lbs. Chicken Breast – Cut into tenders
6 Large Cloves garlic – Minced
6 Tablespoons Butter – Divided
1 Cup Chicken Stock
1 Cup Heavy Cream
1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese – Grated
6 oz. Mixed Bell Peppers – Sliced
A Few Slices Red Onion
1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
Salt and Pepper – To Taste
Angel Hair Pasta, cooked - Optional
Salt and pepper both sides of chicken breasts. In a large sauté pan, over medium-high heat, pan-sear chicken in 4 Tbs. butter. Sear on both sides until a nice golden brown – 3-4 minutes each side. Remove chicken from pan and set aside. (Chicken will not be fully cooked at this stage.)
Using the same pan, reduce heat to medium and add remaining 2 Tbs. butter, and minced garlic. Brown the butter and garlic. About 1-2 minutes. Be careful not to burn the garlic as it will turn very bitter. Add bell peppers and sliced red onion and sauté until onions are transparent – 3-4 minutes.
De-glaze the pan with chicken stock. Using a rubber spatula, scrape off and mix in any stuck on pieces of chicken and garlic. Add Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce low to simmer. Let simmer 2-3 minutes.
Add heavy cream and allow to simmer 5-10 minutes to allow sauce to begin thickening. Mix in Parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to taste.
Add chicken back to the pan. Finish cooking chicken in the sauce on low. Mix in the angel hair pasta, if using. Let simmer for 10 minutes.