Thursday, June 2, 2011

Chicken Scampi Pasta






Like every other mom out there I love it when I find quick, easy dishes to prepare for the family. And this is one of my family's favorites, Chicken Scampi Pasta. We are a pasta loving family around here; we have it at least once a week in some form.

This Scampi is really simple to make and full of flavor too; you can easily swap out the chicken for shrimp and make it a date night meal. I have even thrown in some spinach to sneak some veggies into the kids. That's one of the things I love about pasta dishes, you can throw pretty much anything together with it and will be good.


 


 

Chicken Scampi Pasta


 

1lb chicken tenderloin (you can also use breast, but tenderloins are usually less expensive)

1 tsp italian seasoning

1tsp dried oregano

2 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp lemon pepper

½ tsp red pepper flakes

1 tsp salt

½ tsp pepper

1 stick of butter, divided in half

2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil

4 cloves of garlic, minced

1 large or 2 small lemons

2tbsp parsley fresh or dried

1lb of your favorite pasta (I used spaghetti)


 

Cook pasta according to package instructions.



While pasta is cooking dice chicken tenderloins into small chunks, and season with spices.



Place butter and olive oil in a pan over medium high heat. When butter has melted add chicken and sauté until brown.



Add the remaining butter and garlic and cook until fragrant. Slice the lemons and squeeze cut side up in the pan.



Drain pasta reserving about ½ cup of pasta liquid. Add some of the pasta water to loosen sauce.



Place drained pasta in serving bowl and add chicken. Sprinkle with parsley and cheese (if you like).


 



I hope you enjoy my version of chicken scampi as much as my family does. Be blessed and enjoy.


 


 


 

7 comments:

  1. Looks delicious! We eat a lot of pasta in our house too. Stopping by from Mama Kat's.

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  2. Yum! I might have to give this a try. Chicken and pasta are staples in my kitchen.

    Cheers.
    VB

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  3. Yum! Now I'm starving!!!

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  4. Thank you all for the comments. I hope you like it.

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  5. YUM!!! That looks great! I'm stopping by from voiceBoks!

    Have a great weekend!
    www.alwaysjustamom.blogspot.com

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