Chicken Scampi Pasta (Olive Garden Copycat) Recipe

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Marjorie Flores Modified: March 23, 2022
Chicken Scampi Pasta (Olive Garden Copycat) Recipe

How To Make Chicken Scampi Pasta (Olive Garden Copycat)

Inspired by one of Olive Garden’s famous pasta dishes, this chicken scampi pasta has a white wine sauce that’s garlicky, lemony & definitely hard to resist.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 4tbspunsalted butter,divided
  • ½redbell pepper,sliced thinly
  • ½yellow bell pepper,sliced thinly
  • ½greenbell pepper,sliced thinly
  • ½red onion,sliced thinly
  • 2tbspgarlic,minced
  • 4tbspflour,divided
  • ½tspred pepper flakes
  • 1tspdried oregano
  • ½tspdried basil
  • 1cupwhite wine
  • 1cupchicken broth
  • 1lbangel hair pasta
  • 1lbchicken breast tenderloins
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • ½tspcoarse ground black pepper
  • 2tbspolive oil
  • ½cupheavy cream,(warm to the touch)
  • ½medium lemon,juiced
  • 1cupparmesan cheese,shaved, divided


  1. Add 2 tablespoons of butter to a cast iron skillet on medium high heat and cook the bell peppers and onions for 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly softened.

  2. Remove the vegetables and add in remaining 2 tablespoons of butter.

  3. Once melted, add in 2 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 to 20 minutes.

  6. While the sauce is reducing, cook the pasta 1 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 to 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.


  • Calories: 838.29kcal
  • Fat: 39.64g
  • Saturated Fat: 16.96g
  • Trans Fat: 0.31g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 14.53g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.27g
  • Carbohydrates: 80.26g
  • Fiber: 4.44g
  • Sugar: 5.35g
  • Protein: 32.65g
  • Cholesterol: 96.57mg
  • Sodium: 808.95mg
  • Calcium: 361.43mg
  • Potassium: 557.14mg
  • Iron: 2.69mg
  • Vitamin A: 217.95µg
  • Vitamin C: 53.94mg
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