This is my family's recipe for chicken scampi. I love it, I've never tasted one quite like it. It's real "mantrée," that is, it's good all by itself and all he'll need is a shovel and big bowl. It will make him very happy! I think the recipe originated in an issue of "ABZ's of Cooking" ages ago, and the following recipe was inspired by that original recipe. The best thing about the recipe is that you can probably make it from what you already have on hand, and it's very substantial. I often substitute the linguine with pasta I have on hand and make my own bread crumbs when I'm out (you can make these easily with a few pieces of bread, a 350 degree oven, some italian seasoning, a bag and a rolling pin). I suggest you get your stuff ready to go well ahead of time as it moves pretty quickly once you get started!