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Chicken Scampi Recipe

Chicken Scampi Recipe

This recipe is so delectable that I'm often asked to double it when family members visit over the holidays, writes Janet Lebar from her home in Littleton, Colorado. She also suggests preparing it with shrimp for a quick convenient alternative that's also delicious.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces uncooked linguine
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped seeded tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • Grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1. Cook linguine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the onions and garlic in butter and oil until garlic is tender. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper; add to skillet. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reaches 170°. Remove chicken and keep warm.
  • 2. In the same skillet, combine the tomato, lemon juice and parsley; heat through. Drain linguine; toss with tomato mixture. Top with chicken and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 639 calories, 35 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 119 mg cholesterol, 838 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 35 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.