Chicken Scampi


This recipe was born from an ingredient fail. It was supposed to be Shrimp Scampi, but the shrimp I bought looked yucky when I defrosted it. So I improvised and changed things up a bit, using chicken instead. I have to say, I think I like it better. I usually serve this over couscous, with some crusty bread on the side to get all the lemony, garlicy goodness from the bowl.

Note: This is NOT toddler approved. Although our boys will eat a variety of foods, they were not crazy about this. So, you might want to save this one for an adults only dinner. Add some wine and candles, and you have a date night!


Chicken Scampi

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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1 pound chicken tenders, cut into bitesize pieces

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 lemon, juiced

1 cup white wine

1 stick butter, melted

1 1/2 cups Panko breadcrumbs

3 tbsp. flat leaf parsley, chopped

  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Salt and pepper chicken.
  3. In dish, mix lemon juice, wine and 2 cloves of minced garlic. Add chicken.
  4. In separate bowl, mix butter, breadcrumbs, parsley and reserved garlic.
  5. Top chicken with breadcrumb mixture, covering top evenly.
  6. Place in oven and back 30-45 minutes, until chicken is cooked thoroughly and top is browning slightly. If needed, turn on broiler to brown top.
  7. Serve over couscous, pasta or rice.


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