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Carrabba's Italian Grill Recipes

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Carrabba's Italian Grill recipes, a collection of the best recipes for recreating your favorite recipes at home. These copycat recipes may not be the exact recipes used by Carrabba's Italian Grill, but they are based off of the textures and flavors of Carrabba Italian Grill's food, making it so easy to cook your favorite recipes at home or on the go. In this list you will find some of the best recipes from your favorite restaurant!!

Create something the whole family will love with our exclusive Carrabba's Recipes. The Italian dining experience is characterized by family values and a tradition of great food and great times. What better way is there to enjoy dinner with your family than by making your favorite dishes from Carrabba's to eat at home.

From the delicious breadsticks to the scrumptious pastas, it's always tempting to hop in your car and drive down to one of many Carrabba's Italian Grill locations. The only problem is that eating out all the time can really add up and put a big hole in your wallet. Not only that but you have very limited control of your food when you go to a restaurant compared to the ability to change any recipe to your liking when you are eating at home.

Making Carrabba's Italian Grill recipes in your home gives you all of these options, while protecting your wallet and giving you all the great things you love about your favorite place to eat. This list highlights the best copycat Carrabba's Italian Grill recipes from all over the internet.
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    Chicken Bryan

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    6 large chicken breasts
    1 to 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
    ½ tspn salt
    ½ tspn black pepper
    8 oz goat cheese, softened to room temperature


    Sun-Dried Tomato sauce

    2 tbsp butter
    1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
    1 tbsp finely chopped yellow onion
    ½ cup dry white wine
    ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
    10 tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
    1 ½ cups finely sliced sun-dried tomatoes
    ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
    ½ tspn kosher salt
    ½ tspn white pepper

    Prepare the Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce:
    - Place butter, garlic, and onion in a large skillet over medium heat .
    - Saute until garlic and onion are tender and transparent.
    - Add white wine and lemon juice.
    - Increase heat to medium-high and simmer to reduce by half.
    - Reduce heat to low.
    - Add cold butter one piece at a time.
    - Add sun-dried tomatoes, basil, salt, and pepper .
    - Stir to blend ingredients.
    - Set aside.

    Prepare the Chicken:
    - Reduce charcoal briquettes to white-hot coals.
    - Brush chicken breasts with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
    - Grill chicken over hot coals 15 to 20 minutes or until cooked through.
    - Divide goat cheese evenly between chicken breasts, placing some on each breast for the last two minutes of cooking.
    - Place cooked chicken on serving platter and spoon Sun-Dried Tomato
    - Sauce over chicken.
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    Chicken Marsala

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    1 chicken breast, grilled
    1 cup dry Marsala wine
    ½ cup (1 stick) butter
    pinch of salt
    pinch of black pepper
    ½ cup mushrooms, sauteed

    - Add Marsala wine, salt and pepper to a hot pan; reduce wine by 70%.
    - Several tbsp at a time.
    - Stir in butter until sauce is creamy.
    - Add hot sauteed mushrooms.
    - Pour sauce over grilled chicken before serving.
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    Pappardelle Campagnolo

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    ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
    ½ lb Italian sausage
    ½ cup finely chopped yellow onion
    2 medium garlic cloves, finely chopped
    1 medium red bell pepper, ¼" julienne
    ¼ cup dry white wine
    4 cups canned whole peeled tomatoes (with their juice, finely chopped)
    pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper
    pinch crushed red pepper
    2 tbsp freshly torn basil leaves
    ¼ cup freshly grated, Pecorino Romano cheese
    4 oz goat cheese (crumbled)
    1 lb papardelle pasta

    - Remove sausage from the casing and break into coarse pieces (about 5-6 pieces from each link).
    - Put olive oil in a large skillet over a medium flame.
    - Add sausage and cook until the sausage has browned slightly.
    - Add onion and red bell peppers and cook until they soften and onion turns a rich golden color.
    - Add the wine and let evaporate for 3 minutes.
    - Add garlic, and cook 1 minute more.
    - Add the tomatoes and season lightly with salt and pepper and crushed red pepper flakes.
    - Raise heat and bring sauce to a boil, stirring frequently.
    - Reduce heat and let simmer until the sauce has thickened.
    - Stir in basil and set sauce aside.
    - Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil in a large pot.
    - Add 1 tbsp of salt and drop in the pasta all at once, stirring well.
    - When the pasta is almost done, return the skillet with the sauce to a medium heat.
    - When the pasta is al dente, drain it and toss it with the sauce, adding the grated cheese and tossing again.
    - Place the pasta in a serving platter and top with the crumbled goat cheese.
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    Pollo Rosa Maria

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    4 chicken breasts, split for stuffing
    4 slices prosciutto ham
    ½ cup Fontina cheese

    lemon butter:
    ½ cup clarified butter
    3 cloves garlic
    ½ small yellow onion, diced
    ¼ cup white wine
    4 tbsp unsalted butter
    ½ tspn white pepper
    ½ tspn salt

    topping:
    8 oz sliced mushrooms
    ½ cup fresh sweet basil, chopped
    lemon butter (above)
    1 lemon, juiced

    For Chicken:
    - Open chicken breasts and place butterfly-style on grill over white-hot coals of live oak and pecan wood.
    - Grill 3-5 minutes per side or until cooked through.
    - Remove from grill.
    - When chicken is cool enough to handle, hold breast halves together and stuff each breast with one slice of prosciutto and 1/8 cup Fontina cheese.
    - Secure with wooden picks.
    - Set aside in a warm place.

    For lemon butter and topping:
    - In a large saute pan over medium heat, combine clarified butter, garlic, and onion and saute until tender.
    - Deglaze pan with white wine.
    - Add unsalted butter, salt, and pepper.
    - Add mushrooms to lemon butter and saute 1 to 2 minutes or until cooked.
    - Add basil and lemon juice and stir to combine.
    - Place chicken on a serving platter and top with mushrooms in lemon-basil butter .
    - Serve.
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