Italian Scampi Chicken Pasta

Ingredients

6 oz angel hair pasta

1 lb. boneless chicken, chopped into chunks

¾ cup white wine

2 tbsp lemon juice, separated

¼ cup chicken broth

⅓ cup butter

¼ teaspoon salt

1 tbsp garlic, minced

1 tsp all-purpose flour

Salt and black pepper, to taste

Chives, for garnish

Instructions for Italian Scampi Chicken Pasta

Follow package instructions to cook the pasta to al dente.

When finished set pasta aside after draining.

Sprinkle 1 tbsp of lemon juice and some salt and pepper over the chicken.

Add chicken to a pan coated in cooking spray.

Cook the chicken for 4-5 minutes. Stir and flip the chicken often for even cooking. Once the chicken is finished, remove it and place it on a plate. Set aside.

Clean your pan and spray it again before adding butter. Once the butter has melted, add the garlic, salt, and pepper.

Cook the garlic in the butter for at least one minute. Then, add in the wine, lemon juice, and broth.

Cook the mixture to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer until the liquid is around ¾ of a cup.

Add your flour to the mixture and stir well to incorporate. Let the flour cook on medium for about 60 seconds.

Add in the prepared chicken and let sauté for a few minutes.

Plating:

Use around ¾ cup of pasta per plate. Spoon around one cup of the scampi chicken and its sauce onto the plated noodles. Garnish with chives if desired.

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

YIELD: 12 SERVING SIZE: 1

Per serving:

Calories: 540

Total Fat: 20g (Saturated Fat: 10g, Trans Fat: 0g)

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Cholesterol: 105mg

Sodium: 390mg

Total Carbohydrate: 45g (Dietary Fiber: 2g, Sugars: 2g)

Protein: 38g

Vitamin A: 10%

Vitamin C: 4%

Calcium: 2%

Iron: 15%

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use a different type of pasta for this dish?

Yes, you can substitute angel hair pasta with other types of pasta, such as spaghetti, fettuccine, or linguine. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time according to the pasta you choose, and cook it to al dente for the best texture.

What type of white wine should I use in the sauce?

Choose a dry white wine that you enjoy drinking, such as Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, or Chardonnay. Avoid using overly sweet or dessert wines, as they can make the sauce too sweet and unbalanced. If you prefer not to use wine, you can substitute it with additional chicken broth and a splash of white wine vinegar for acidity.

Can I add other ingredients or vegetables to this dish?

Absolutely! You can customize Italian Scampi Chicken Pasta by adding your favorite ingredients, such as sautéed mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, capers, or olives. You can also add vegetables like spinach, bell peppers, or asparagus. Be sure to adjust the cooking time for any added ingredients to ensure they are cooked properly.