Friday, October 1, 2010

Chicken Scampi

One rare night recently, when the kids were gone, I made Shrimp Scampi for my dearly beloved and myself. That was the inspiration for this dish.

I first made this the day after Jeffrey had one wisdom tooth pulled, because he needed something small and soft to eat, but wanted Meat! I've made it a couple of times since, and each time my dearly beloved bellows, "Why can't you make this every time, instead of crappy chicken?" Fussy man.


CHICKEN SCAMPI

3 pounds chicken, cut into bite sized pieces
6 cloves of garlic, minced
1 onion, minced
3 tbsp butter
3 tbsp olive oil
chopped parsley

angel hair or spaghetti, cooked and drained

Melt the butter with the olive oil in a large skillet. Add the onion and garlic, and saute until they're soft. Add the chicken and cook, covered, stirring frequently, until the chicken is done. This should be 15 to 25 minutes, depending upon the size of your pieces of chicken. Serve over hot pasta which has been tossed with olive oil.


If you want more sauce (as my beloved always does), remove the chicken to a platter, stir in 1 tsp chicken bouillon powder and 1/2 cup hot water. Whisk 1/2 cup cold water with 1 tbsp cornstarch, whisk in and cook a minute or 2 until the sauce thickens, return the chicken pieces to the pan, and serve.

If you have any chicken left over, microwave the pieces to reheat, and put in a flour tortilla with shredded cheese. It makes an excellent lunch.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

7 comments:

Pam said...

I think it sounds awesome! I've never thought to make scampi with chicken instead of shrimp.

Breezy Point Mom said...

This sounds . . . and loks . . . so good!

gMarie said...

You have leftovers in your house? That's crazy talk woman!! Love the dinner sounds yummy. g

Big Dude said...

What a great idea - would have never thought of it. See what happens when you spoil your man - they get whiney, except me of course :-).

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Scampi to me has to be shrimp but I will give this a try. Diane

Mickle in NZ said...

So simple - a few great (and yummo) ingredients and apply heat. My innards no longer like shrimp so this is a wonderful alternative. I recommend using sliced chicken thigh meat - my own fav part of the chook.

Did Thor get any, or were the scraps for him reduced to some angel hair pasta with a little sauce? Zebby is concerned that Thor may be missing vital protein, the animal and birdy fleshy stuff - Meat!

altadenahiker said...

What Big Dude says, except I kind of see your husband's point. This does look very, very good.