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What’s for dinner Wednesday: Garlic Chicken and Shrimp

6 Jun

An internet search provided me with this recipe. We all enjoyed it!

A lot of times when I post a recipe, it’s not something I’ve just made this week. Sometimes it’s something I had a while back, took a photo of and waited to post it. This is one of those recipes. We had it in November and I’ve been waiting to post it ever since!

Way back in November I was sitting one afternoon trying to think of something different to make for dinner. We had pasta, shrimp and chicken on hand so I did an internet search for recipes using chicken and shrimp, and on About.com, under the “Southern Food” category, this recipe for Garlic Chicken and Shrimp came up. It can be served over rice or over pasta.

It was delicious and got a thumbs up from everyone all around, which is rare.

Here is the recipe so that you can try it out too!


  • 2 to 3 boneless chicken breast halves or tenders, about 1 pound
  • 1 pound large shrimp
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 medium cloves garlic, smashed and minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil, or 1 teaspoon dried leaf basilĀ  (In my opinion there was too much basil, I’d use slightly less next time.)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley, or 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Creole seasoning or seasoned salt blend

If Alex gives a recipe a thumbs up, you know it’s got to be good. She’s a tough customer. She hates chicken but loves “strimp” and pasta, so this was a winner in her book.


Lightly pound chicken between sheets of plastic wrap to an even thickness. Cut in strips about 1-inch wide.

In a large skillet, melt the butter with olive oil. Add garlic, basil, parsley, salt, and seasoning. Heat over medium low heat and add the chicken and shrimp. Cook the shrimp and chicken mixture, stirring, for about 10 to 15 minutes, until cooked through. If shrimp are small, add a few minutes after adding chicken. Serve with hot cooked pasta. Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley, if desired.
Serves 4 to 6.