Chicken Scampi

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


2 servings

Updated: Apr. 25, 2022
This chicken scampi recipe is so delectable that I'm often asked to double it when family members visit over the holidays. I also suggest preparing it with shrimp for a quick, convenient alternative that's also delicious. —Janet Lebar, Centennial, Colorado


  • 4 ounces uncooked linguine
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 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


  1. Cook linguine according to package directions. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the butter and olive oil; cook the onion and garlic until tender. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper; add to skillet. Cook until a thermometer reaches 165°, 3-4 minutes on each side. 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.

Chicken Scampi Tips

How should you store chicken scampi?

Store this classic pasta dish in an airtight container for up to three to four days. We don't recommend freezing this dish, but I doubt you'll have leftovers, anyway!

What can you pair with chicken scampi?

We recommend pairing garlic bread, salad or a veggie side dish. Chicken scampi also pairs very nicely with a tall glass of white wine!

What other herbs and seasonings can you use in this chicken scampi recipe?

Lemon pepper, red pepper flakes, oregano and Italian seasoning work well with this recipe.

Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor, and Rashanda Cobbins, Taste of Home Food Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 619 calories, 35g fat (14g saturated fat), 108mg cholesterol, 791mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 32g protein.