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5 from 3 votes

Chicken Scampi

This Chicken Scampi recipe is packed with flavor and is perfect for busy weeknights. Serve with rice or quinoa for a satisfying, protein-rich meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Chicken Scampi, Lemon Garlic Chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 278kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  • In a large skillet, heat the oil and butter over medium heat.
  • When the butter is melted, add the onion and sauté for 4 minutes or until translucent. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute until fragrant.
  • Add the chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the center.
  • Stir in the lemon juice, lemon zest and parsley. Serve over white or brown rice or quinoa.


Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 481mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 550IU | Vitamin C: 10.2mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.6mg