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Chicken Scampi Linguini

Chicken Scampi  Linguini is strips of chicken breasts pan-seared and mixed in with the pasta and a buttery, garlicky, lemon sauce with a little kick from red pepper flakes.

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken Scampi
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 454 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke--iamhomesteader.com


  • 12 ounces Linguini noodles, cooked al dente per package directions


  • 1 pound (2-3) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch-thick strips
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup dry white vermouth
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the linguine noodles and cook al dente (according to package directions). Rinse the noodles and set aside.

  2. Pat chicken dry with a paper towel, cut the chicken breasts into strips, and season with salt and pepper.

  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken strips and cook until golden brown (about 3 minutes per side). Add garlic and crushed red pepper to the pan and cook for 1 additional minute. (The internal temperature of cooked chicken should be 165°F.)

  4. Transfer the chicken to a bowl, tent with aluminum foil, and set aside.

  5. In the same skillet, add the butter, vermouth, and lemon juice. Boil until slightly thickened, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.

  6. Add parsley and stir to combine.
  7. Combine the sauce, chicken, and noodles, and toss to combine.
  8. Top with parmesan cheese.