Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Chicken Scampi

If you're looking for a crowd-pleasing recipe, this is it. At least at our house, it is. My entire family loves this recipe for Chicken Scampi. Lucie calls it "the best dinner in the whole entire world!"

I was first introduced to this dish by my friend / former landlord Samantha. I'm listing the recipe as I received it from her. I don't always follow it to the letter. Honestly, I feel a little guilty using an entire stick of butter, so I usually only use 1/4 cup instead. I also might vary the amount of garlic (less) and green onions (more) depending on what I have on hand. Adjust those according to your tastes. It's a great dish to make when you've got company -- it's just as easy to make a double-batch as it is to make a single one. I nearly always serve it over egg noodles with steamed green beans on the side.

Chicken Scampi
Serves 4

1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup green onion, sliced
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
juice of one lemon
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 teaspoons dried parsley
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 pound egg noodles, cooked according to package directions

Melt butter and oil in a large skillet. Add green onions and garlic, and saute. Add chicken and cook until chicken is done. Add lemon juice, salt, pepper, and parsley. Stir well. Serve over cooked egg noodles.

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