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.
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.
Pat chicken dry with a paper towel, cut the chicken breasts into strips, and season with salt and pepper.
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.)
Transfer the chicken to a bowl, tent with aluminum foil, and set aside.
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.
Top with parmesan cheese.