August 12, 2013

Carrabba's Chicken Bryan

One of the things that I miss most about home since moving away is my favorite restaurant, Carrabba's. It's a chain restaurant, but there is not a close location in relation to where I live, so last weekend I took to looking up the recipe of one of my favorite dishes, Chicken Bryan, and attempting to replicate it.

I was a little nervous that it wouldn't taste anything like Carrabba's, but was surprised at the outcome-- almost an exact replica (all that was missing were the garlic mashed potatoes!). It's a simple recipe to follow, and doesn't take too many ingredients.

Any Carrabba's fans out there?

Carrabba's Chicken Bryan recipe (Makes enough for four people) 

- 2/3 tablespoon minced garlic
- 2/3 tablespoon minced yellow onion
- 1 1/3 tablespoons butter
- 1/3 cup dry white wine
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 cup cold butter, sliced
- 1 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
 - 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
- 1/3 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/3 teaspoon white pepper
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
- 2/3 to taste extra virgin olive oil, for brushing
- 1/3 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 teaspoon black pepper
- 5 1/3 ounces caprino goat cheese or 5 1/3 ounces other goat cheese, room temperature

Saute garlic and onion in 1 1/3T. butter in a large skillet over medium heat until tender. Stir wine and lemon juice into skillet, increase heat to medium high, and simmer to reduce by half. Reduce heat to low and stir in cold butter, one slice at a time. Stir in tomatoes, basil, kosher salt, and white pepper; remove from heat; set aside. Brush chicken breasts with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Grill chicken over hot coals 15-20 minutes, or until cooked through (I grilled them on my stovetop, as I don't have a grill). A couple of minutes before chicken is done, place equal amounts of cheese on each breast Spoon prepared sun-dried tomato sauce over chicken.

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