Scampi Chicken Linguini

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 15 min.
Basil and olives bring additional Mediterranean flavor to this simple meal.


  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast meat, chopped
  • 1 Tbs all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbs unsalted butter, divided
  • 5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1/2 lb linguini pasta, cooked
  • 1 cup olives, whole, pitted
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil


  • Toss chicken with flour, salt and pepper and set aside. Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in a large high-sided sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken to pan and sauté for 2-3 minutes until golden.
  • Add garlic, lower heat to medium and continue cooking for 3-4 minutes, stirring as needed, until browned and cooked through. Stir in lemon juice and remaining butter, then toss with linguini, olives and basil.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 430
  Calories from Fat 102 (24%)
(17%)Total Fat 11g
(0%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(27%)Cholesterol 80mg
(33%)Sodium 800mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 46g
(0%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(68%)Protein 34g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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