Chicken Scampi

Ingredients

WHITE SAUCE

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3/4 cup milk, hot

SCAMPI SAUCE

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, crushed
  • ¼  teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¾ cup white wine or cooking wine
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  •  ¼ cup white sauce (recipe above)

REMAINING INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb. angel hair pasta, cooked and drained
  • 2 bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 10 garlic cloves, roasted
  • 4 chicken breasts, sliced
  • olive oil

Directions

ROASTED GARLIC: Separate head of garlic into individual cloves still in ‘paper’. Toss in olive oil and wrap tightly in aluminum foil or a small pint sized dish with a lid. Bake in 350* oven for 45 minutes. When the garlic has cooled to the touch you should be able to squeeze it out of the ‘paper’ shell of the individual cloves.

SCAMPI SAUCE: Heat butter over low heat. Add the garlic, Italian seasoning, crushed red pepper and black pepper. Cook for about 2 minutes on low heat. Add the wine and chicken broth. Stir until combined; about 30-40 minutes.  Start white sauce about 5 minutes before you need it; that way it is hot. Add ¼ cup white sauce and cook till slightly thickened.

WHITE SAUCE: Heat 1 tablespoons butter in sauce pan, add 2 tablespoons flour and cook for 2 minutes on med. heat stirring constantly. Slowly add ¾ cup hot milk (hot so it won’t get lumpy). Set aside until needed. (Make sure that the white sauce is hot when adding to the scampi sauce).

CHICKEN: In a large skillet, sauté chicken in a little olive oil till nearly done; about 10 minutes flipping regularly (meat will no longer cling to fork when inserted when it is finished- it comes out easily). Add the peppers and onions, sauté till chicken is done. Add the sauce. Add roasted garlic cloves. Sauté until everything is warm; about 5 minutes. Serve over pasta.

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About bethanyswanson

I am a Christ follower, wife, mother, writer, teacher, artist, cook, sister, daughter, grand-daughter, friend, laundry lady, house keeper, taxi service, sensory of movies and tv, and work in progress.
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