Friday, March 20, 2015

Copycat Carrabba's Chicken Bryan

Happy First Day of Spring! It's supposed to snow a few inches this afternoon but hopefully this is the last snow of the season and we can move on quickly to sunny, warm weather.

When we used to go to Carrabba's in Florida by my Mom's house this was the dish I would always order. The Carrabba's near us in NJ is always so crowded and my husband doesn't like to wait long for a table so I only go to Carrabba's when I'm visiting my Mom.  I found this recipe on Pinterest from

4 chicken breasts
2 tbsp Italian seasoning
PAM cooking spray
12 pieces sun dried tomato pieces diced
lemon butter sauce
3 oz. goat cheese (cut into 4 slices)
4 basil leaves, chopped

4 tbsp butter, cut into pieces
1/2 medium onion, chopped
2 tbsp garlic, chopped
6 tbsp white wine
2 lemons juiced

Season chicken breasts with Italian seasoning.  Spray PAM cooking spray on grill and heat until grill is hot.
While chicken is cooking make the lemon sauce.

In a saute pan add 2 tbsp butter and sauce the onions and garlic until soft.  Add white wine and lemon juice. Cook for 3-4 minutes on medium low to reduce.  Let cool slightly and add remaining butter stirring constantly until butter melts.  Do not let butter get too hot or it will separate.  Add sun dried tomatoes and basil and cook another minute.

When chicken is almost finished cooking add goat cheese slice to chicken.  Chicken should be cooked to at least 165 degrees before being taken off the grill.  You want the goat cheese to be softened and warm.

Take the chicken off the grill and place on a plate. Spoon lemon butter sauce over top, making sure each chicken piece has enough sun dried tomatoes, onions and basil on it.  Serve while warm.  I chopped a few extra pieces of basil to put on top.  This chicken goes nicely with mashed potatoes.


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