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Olive Garden Chicken Scampi Recipe
Olive Garden Chicken Scampi
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Entree
Calories: 1574
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Recipe Rating: 4.8 (13 reviews)
 

Menu Description: "Chicken breast tenderloins sauteed with bell peppers, roasted garlic and onions in a garlic cream sauce over angel hair."

This dish is a big favorite of Olive Garden regulars. Chicken tenderloins are lightly breaded and sauteed along with colorful bell peppers and chopped red onion. Angel hair pasta is tossed into the pan along with a healthy dose of fresh scampi sauce. Then it's time to ring the dinner bell. If you're cooking for two, you can prepare this dish for the table in one large skillet, saving the remaining ingredients for another meal. If you're making all four servings at once, you need two skillets. By the way, if you can't find fresh chicken tenderloins (the tender part of the chicken breast), you can usually find big bags of them in the freezer section. If that's how you buy them, you'll have plenty left over after this recipe, but they're really good to have around.

Source: "Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2" by Todd Wilbur.
 

Scampi Sauce
3 tablespoons butter
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Sharon  
Submitted on: 01/13/07
WOW!!! This is the best! Because we're not big pepper fans, I substituted portabella mushrooms instead of the peppers. It was fabulous! The sauce is creamy and rich. I served it when we had guests and almost had to make another batch it was so good. You really hit the ball way out of the park with this one! Thanks!!
Drewsmom  
Submitted on: 10/30/06
This is the best recipe I have ever made from any of Todd Wilbur's cookbooks. It is our absolute favorite special dish to make. I recently went to the Olive Garden for the first time a couple weeks ago. We both ordered this dish to see if it was the same. Well, they must have changed their version because it was nowhere near as good. It was kind of blah, not enough veggies and I think they totally left out the wine from the sauce. I wouldn't order it again. If you make this, I recommend doubling the sauce and you definitely don't need a whole pound of angel hair. We use one regular size package of Buitoni refrigerated pasta. Enjoy!! It's fabulous!
C LEACH  
Submitted on: 10/28/06
This is also my favorite at the OG, we tried it the first time and doubled the sauce the 2nd time liked it just as much as OG! I always ask for double sauce in the resteraunt too and they happily oblige.
Michele  
Submitted on: 02/28/06
This was so-so. I was not impressed. It doesn't even taste close the the restaurants version but good enough for a Monday night dinner.
Just like the real thing!  
Submitted on: 02/28/06
My husband and I were so impressed with this recipe. It tastes just like the Chicken Scampi at Olive Garden!
Jeff in St. Louis  
Submitted on: 02/14/06
I don't cook much, but I was a success with the wife when I cooked this one. We LOVED it. I'm making it again for Valentine's Day guests.
Lisa  
Submitted on: 12/30/05
This recipe is amazing! It's my favorite dish at Olive Garden and this tastes exactly the same (if you leave out the red pepper). I used half & half instead of heavy cream and it came out fine... still tasted like the real thing!
Kerry  
Submitted on: 11/18/05
We made this twice now. The first time I followed the recipe. Second time we doubled the sauce and did not add the noodles to the sauce and chicken. I wouldn't double the red pepper as Melissa said, it was pretty spicy. What a wonderful recipe!
Melissa  
Submitted on: 11/06/05
This was really great! We've always thought there wasn't enough sauce at Olive Garden, so next time we make this we're going to double the sauce part. And we're going to do a little less crushed red pepper- a little spicier than Olive Gardens. But it was still super-close, thanks for the great recipe!
Mom of 4  
Submitted on: 08/16/05
Very Good!!! I think it is right in line with the real Olive Garden Dish!
Rhonda  
Submitted on: 08/06/05
I always order this when I go to Olive Garden. I was so excited to get this recipe but unsure if it would meet my expectations. I have to say it far exceeded my expectations. I made this dish for my husband and inlaws and I received rave reviews! The recipe says that it serves 4 but, these are very large potions. If you're not a hearty eater, it could serve 6.
Kissfan  
Submitted on: 07/26/05
I made this for dinner tonight and it was so good that I am ashamed to say I ate 3 helpings. My husband liked it alot too and he's not a fan of bell peppers. I think that 1 pound of pasta is too much though and think only 1/2 of the box should be used. I used fat-free half and half and it turned out fine.
JAMIE  
Submitted on: 07/18/05
this is by far your best recipe clone yet!