Quick Chicken Scampi

Delicious skillet dinner made with linguine served with chicken mixture and vegetables – a dish that can be ready in 25 minutes.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

8
oz uncooked linguine
1 1/4
lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
tablespoons butter
2
medium green onions, chopped (2 tablespoons)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4
cup finely chopped drained roasted red peppers (from 7-oz jar)
1/2
lb fresh thin asparagus spears, trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces
3/4
cup Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
Grated peel of 1 medium lemon (2 to 3 teaspoons)

  • 1 Cook linguine as directed on package. Meanwhile, sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium-high heat until melted.
  • 2 Cook chicken in butter 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add onions, garlic, roasted peppers and asparagus; cook 2 to 3 minutes longer, stirring occasionally, until asparagus is crisp-tender and chicken is no longer pink in center. Stir in broth and remaining 1 tablespoon butter; cook until butter is melted.
  • 3 Drain linguine. Serve chicken mixture over linguine. Sprinkle lemon peel over each serving.

Expert Tips

If you’re not in the mood for pasta, try serving the chicken mixture over your favorite variety of rice.

When grating the lemon peel, be careful to avoid the pith—the soft white layer between the peel and flesh of the fruit—as it can be bitter.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
500
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
105mg
105%;
Sodium
800mg
800%;
Total Carbohydrate
54g
54%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
43g
43%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 4 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.