Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Chicken Scampi

In an effort to wean my family off Chicken Helper and Hamburger Helper, I have been trying new recipes. Because chicken is the main meat we serve, I've been concentrating on easy, tasty chicken recipes. The following is my recipe for Chicken Scampi; my family gave it a "thumbs up".

Chicken Scampi
--1 1/2 lbs. skinless boneless chicken, cut into bite-size pieces (I use breast meat because my family prefers white meat)
--1 can cream of chicken soup
--1/4 cup water
--2 TBSP butter (can be low-fat margarine)
--2 cloves minced garlic
--2 tsp lemon juice
--your favorite cooked pasta (my family likes whole-wheat rotini pasta or spaghetti)

In a skillet over medium heat, brown chicken pieces in butter (approximately 10 minutes). After chicken is browned, remove from skillet and set aside - do not rinse out skillet, you want the juicy bits. Stir in the soup, water, lemon juice and garlic and heat mixture to a boil. Return the chicken to the skillet and reduce heat to simmer. Cover and cook for ten minutes. While scampi is simmering, cook pasta. Serve chicken scampi over pasta and enjoy.

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