I should probably start this with a disclaimer – I’ve never actually eaten at Carrabba’s. However, I saw this recipe as a “Thought You’d Never Ask” in the Orlando Sentinel, and thought it sounded amazing. The first time that I made it, it wasn’t that good. But with the changes that I made, it was right – it was amazing! It’s basically a cooked chicken breast topped with goat cheese and a sauce of sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil, butter, garlic, onions, lemon juice and white wine.
The ingredients included chicken breasts, salt, freshly ground black pepper, butter, goat cheese, onion, garlic, lemon juice, white wine, sun-dried tomatoes, and fresh basil.
The first step was making the lemon/butter sauce. I started by cooking the onion and garlic in melted butter in a small sauce pan set over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
Then, I added the wine and lemon juice, and cooked the mixture over medium low heat for about 10 minutes until it reduced somewhat.
I removed the pan from the heat, and let it cool for about 5 minutes. Then, I added the butter, a piece at a time, and whisked the mixture until the butter melted and the sauce emulsified.
Finally, I added the chopped and drained sun-dried tomatoes and basil, gave the mixture a stir, and set it aside while I cooked the chicken.
Now, it was time to cook the chicken. The recipe that I was using as a guide called for grilling the chicken. Since it was hot and rainy outside, I decided to cook the chicken in a little olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Before adding the chicken to the skillet, a sprinkled a little bit of salt and freshly ground black pepper on both sides. I cooked the chicken for about 5 minutes on the first side, and then cooked it on the other side for another 5 minutes or so, until the juices ran clear.
Next, I topped each of the chicken breasts with some goat cheese, and let the chicken cook a bit longer to melt the goat cheese. I transferred the chicken to a plate, topped it with the lemon/butter sauce, and served it with some steamed fresh broccoli, a baked potato, and a freshly made baguette. Yum!