Olive Garden Chicken Scampi – Copycat

Olive Garden Chicken Scampi is one of their most requested menu items. It is very easy to make, and if you love fresh peppers this recipe is perfect for you. Chicken is breaded and cooked, and then served with a savory wine sauce.
chicken scampi

This recipe was one that was requested a little while back from a young reader who has had great success with many of the other Olive Garden copy cat recipes, and he asked for this one. I wanted to make this recipe for him. So often people just like yourself request many recipes, and if the restaurant is still in business, I can get to it, and I will try my best. In his letter, he mentioned that his family used to go to the Olive Garden frequently, and they had a lot of good memories there. I think by recreating your favorite dish at home helps you recreate those favorite memories that you have when you go out to eat.

If you do not drink wine, you may want substitute low sodium chicken broth. When choosing a wine for this recipe I would chose an inexpensive Chardonnay or other dry white wine. I would choose something that is drinkable. If you want to go meatless on this dish, I think you could omit the chicken and use some mushrooms instead. Either way this is going to be very tasty.

Do you like the Olive Garden? Try this copy cat recipes from the Olive Garden.
Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce
Olive Garden Fried Mozzarella Cheese

Olive Garden Chicken Scampi

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  • Recipe Type: Pasta
  • Prep time:10 minutes
  • Cook time:10 minutes
  • Serves: 4
Olive Garden Chicken Scampi

You can prepare Olive Garden Chicken Scampi at home.


  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil - divided use
  • 1/2 green bell pepper sliced thin
  • 1/2 red bell pepper sliced thin
  • 1/2 orange bell pepper sliced thin
  • 1/2 medium sized red onion sliced thin
  • 1 clove garlic sliced thin
  • 1 pound pasta cooked according to package directions
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasonings


Place flour, salt, and pepper into a shallow dish and mix well with a fork. Place milk in a shallow dish. Dredge chicken first in flour, then dip into milk, and then dredge again in the flour. Place breaded chicken on a rack and allow to rest 10 minutes before cooking. While the chicken is resting, cut peppers, onions, and garlic.

Saute peppers, onions, and garlic in a large heavy bottomed skillet over medium heat with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Season peppers, onions, and garlic with a light spinkling of salt. Saute until peppers begin to brown. Remove from skillet.

Place remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in hot skillet. Place chicken in skillet. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes on each side until the chicken has browned on both sides. Remove chicken from pan. Deglaze the pan by adding white wine to the pan and add italian seasoning blend. Scrape the bottom with a spoon scrapping the browned bits off the bottom of the pan. Add heavy cream and mix well. Return cooked vegetables to the pan and stir. Add cooked pasta to the skillet. Plate the pasta and sauce, placing a few pieces of cooked chicken with each plate.

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  • Amy Toth Campbell

    Thanks for the recipes. They are terrific ( especially the Olive Garden ones). Your demonstrations make cooking favorite dishes easy.

  • sherin

    This may be a silly question. But when it says white wine, what kind do you use? Or does it matter?

    • http://www.copykat.com Stephanie Manley

      I would use a dry white wine. You could use a Chardonney, a pino grigio, or something similar. Does this help?

  • Claudia Hawkins

    I kind of messed up on this since I used apple wine and it gave the sauce a sweet taste. But when I added more cream and let it simmer a bit it kind of cooked down.

  • Terri Giffim

    Do you happen to have a recipe for Outback’s Walkabout Creamy Onion Soup. We use to go there just for the soup, but they discontinued it. Thanks. The Chicken Scampi looks delicious. Can’t wait to try it.

  • Luly Castro

    I made this last night and it was very good! Can’t give it a big “thumb’s up” but wish I could. Great job!

    • http://www.copykat.com Stephanie Manley

      What kept the recipe from giving it a big “thumb’s up”?

  • Charla

    Hi I’m going to attempt to make this dish for my husband he loves it so much I just hope it turns out as good as yours thanks for sharing your recipe!!!

  • lynn

    looks good got to try it

  • Nadia’s Mom

    Love the recipe! I use fresh parsley and a little fresh basil in mine.Thanks so much!!

    • http://www.copykat.com Stephanie Manley

      Love the addition of the fresh herbs.

  • Prototype305

    Came out great! I would double the sauce recipe since I like my pasta wetter than how it turned out

    • http://www.copykat.com Stephanie Manley

      I always like a lot of extra sauce so much better.