Chicken Scampi 3

Chicken Scampi over Basil Orzo


  • 6 oz. Chicken Breast — cut into strips if desired
  • 2 tbsp. Butter
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 tbsp. red pepper
  • 1 whole green onion — sliced
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 c. white wine
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 c. Orzo pasta
  • 1/8 c. fresh basil — sliced
  • 3 tbsp. Parmesan — shredded
  • Cherry Tomatoes and Kalamata Olives


  1. Place the olive oil into a medium pan and put over a medium heat. Add the garlic and red pepper and cook for a minute. Add the chicken, green onions and deglaze the pan with the wine and lemon juice. Reduce by half and finish the sauce with the whole butter.
  2. Heat the Orzo pasta and toss with a little more of the olive oil and fresh basil. Serve the scampi over the Orzo and garnish with the Parmesan cheese, tomatoes and olives.