Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Chicken Scampi

I've been looking for a tasty Chicken Scampi recipe and over the Holidays I tried one I really liked...

Just look at those sliced onions and peppers of all, red, yellow and orange! Then some nice chicken tenders and angel hair pasta, what's NOT to like.  Add a slice of garlic toast or bread and you're ready to go.


White Sauce Base:

Heat 1 tablespoon butter in nonstick skillet.
After it's melted, add 2 tablespoons flour and cook for 2 minutes on medium heat. Slowly add milk and stir constantly to get rid of lumps.

When you have added enough milk, you should have like a white gravy consistency. Set this aside.
You will have much more white sauce than you will actually need.

Scampi Sauce:

1 cup (2 sticks) butter

2 tablespoons crushed garlic (real garlic; not salt or the dried stuff)

2 tablespoons chicken stock

3/4 cup Chablis, Riesling or any white as long as it's not too sweet
1 cup water

1/4 cup white sauce

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

2 tablespoons Italian seasoning

Black pepper to taste

Heat butter over a slow heat.

Add the garlic, Italian seasoning and crushed red pepper. Cook for about 2 minutes on low heat.

Add the wine, water, and chicken base. Stir until combined.

Add the white sauce mix and stir until slightly thickened.

Cook 1/2 package angel hair, cooked according to package directions.

Thinly sliced bell peppers (red, green and yellow )

Thinly sliced red onions, about

10 whole garlic cloves

Put the garlic cloves in a small nonstick skillet with some oil and braise them for about 20 minutes on low heat. Just put the lid on the skillet and let them cook, they should be golden and really soft when they are done.

In a large nonstick skillet, saute the peppers and onions for a few minutes. Also, saute chicken tenderloins (however many you feel like cooking or eating!)

Add the angel hair and pour the sauce over. Saute until everything is mixed together and sauce is reheated.

Add garlic cloves, and when mixture is cooked\heated through, serve immediately.


Firmly believe you should have conversation pieces in most rooms of your house...even the bathroom!  (Hopefully you will be conversing with yourself)  I like "cutesy" items, like this giraffe

NOW, put it to good use.....

I just love him

Thanks For Stopping By....


Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Barb, that is the cutest toilet paper holder I have ever seen. Kathleen will want one ;o)

I'll have a double helping of the chicken. Looks and sounds wonderful!

Carol said...

I love the giraffe! What a great way to display the tp.
Scampi looks amazing, love all those onions and peppers

Kathleen said...

The chicken looks good! And Debbie is so right, I need one of those giraffes! The gkids would have fun with it, rolling the tp all over!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

For some reason you're larger than my monitor these days but I'm happy to scroll back and forth!

Not only a delicious recipe but a fun bathroom accessory all 'rolled' into one post - LOL. I want that giraffe!

Barbara said...

Your header photo is gorgeous, Barb!
And the toilet roll holder made me clever!
The Chicken Scampi looks all that garlic!
Happy New Year!

Cathy said...

I'm getting a good chuckle this morning over your giraffe tp holder. This scampi recipe looks absolutely delicious!

Heather said...

Hi, my name is Heather! Please email me when you can, I have a question about your blog!


Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Greetings! I saw you on someone's sidebar (I think it was either Christine's Home & Travels or Cuisine Kathleen) and I wanted to check out this recipe. Yum! Looks delicious and I love the fact that you used a white sauce with this recipe! I am going to have to try it. Thanks for sharing and nice meeting you.