🍗 Chicken Scampi with Garlic Parmesan Rice Recipe 🍚

Garlic-crusted Scampi of Chicken Tender, garlicky chicken is combined with creamy, cheesy rice to create a tasty and fulfilling dish known as Parmesan rice. This recipe is ideal for a flavorful and simple dinner that is packed with comfort. 🍗🍚

Ingredients

For the Chicken Scampi:

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup white wine (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

For the Garlic Parmesan Rice:

  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

Instructions

Preparing the Garlic Parmesan Rice:

  1. Cook the Rice: In a medium saucepan, bring the chicken broth to a boil. Add the rice, reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15-18 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed.
  2. Saute the Garlic: In a small skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.
  3. Combine and Season: Once the rice is cooked, stir in the garlic butter, grated Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Mix well and keep warm.

Preparing the Chicken Scampi:

  1. Cook the Chicken: In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the thinly sliced chicken and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and lightly browned. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  2. Saute the Garlic: In the same skillet, add the minced garlic and cook for 1 minute, until fragrant.
  3. Deglaze and Season: Add the white wine (if using) and chicken broth to the skillet, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom. Stir in the lemon juice, dried oregano, dried basil, crushed red pepper flakes (if using), salt, and pepper.
  4. Combine and Finish: Return the cooked chicken to the skillet and toss to coat in the sauce. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, until the sauce is slightly thickened. Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese.

Serving

  1. Serve: Divide the garlic Parmesan rice among plates. Top with the chicken scampi and garnish with fresh parsley. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Tender chicken, a rich garlic sauce, and creamy, cheesy rice come together in this delicious dish called Chicken Scampi with Garlic Parmesan Rice. This recipe is guaranteed to become a family favorite and is ideal for a special occasion or dinner party. Savor the mouthwatering blend of tastes in each bite! 🍗🍚

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