Carrabbas Chicken Bryan

Carrabbas Chicken Bryan is one of my favorite chicken dishes that you can find in a restaurant. I love the chicken drenched in a lemon-basil wine sauce with a piece of tangy goat cheese on top. I love to order this dish with mashed potatoes because to miss any of this sauce is well something that is almost criminal.

Homemade Carrabbas Chicken Bryan on a platter.

Carrabbas – home of An Open Kitchen

What’s not to love about Carrabba’s Italian Grill? They are one of the few restaurants where you can enjoy an open kitchen experience. You can order from Carrabba’s menu, see how your food is cooked, and you get to inhale the tempting aroma of your order while watching your meal being prepared. This makes Carrabba’s one of my favorite places to go for dinner.

Why is the Chicken with the Bryan Topping so Delicious?

You might wonder what makes the Chicken Bryan so tasty. The secret lies in the many layers of flavors. One of the most notable characteristics is goat cheese which accentuates the whole dish. Combined with fresh basil and sun-dried tomato slices, this dish tastes unbelievably delicious.

  • Variations – This lemon butter sauce for chicken will also go great over some pasta. And, I think this recipe would be pretty much the same for the Carrabba’s Filet Bryan (minus pounding on the beef) if you want to try that.

Homemade Carrabbas Chicken Bryan ingredients.

Make Carrabba’s Chicken Bryan at home

You don’t have to go out to dinner to have something that tastes this incredible. You can make my Carrabba’s Chicken Bryan recipe at home. Best of all you can put this chicken recipe together in about 30 minutes.

While this recipe may take an extra step or two, I think you will find that it’s well worth it to make your dinner extra special.

While you have the chicken cooking you may want to roast some vegetables in the oven, or perhaps some tasty mashed potatoes would go well with this dish. Make it when you want or for someone’s special birthday dinner.

four servings of chicken bryan on a platter

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Homemade Carrabbas Chicken Bryan on a platter.

Carrabbas Chicken Bryan

You can make Carrabbas Chicken Bryan at home. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Carrabbas Recipes, Chicken Recipes, Keto, Low Carb
Servings: 4
Calories: 600kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts 4 portions
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablepoons olive oil
  • 8 ounces goat cheese
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped white onions
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons basil, sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes

Instructions

Chicken Preparation

  • Prepare chicken by wrapping in plastic wrap and pounding out until thin. Remove chicken from plastic wrap and pat dry with a paper towel. Season chicken with salt and pepper and brush with olive oil. 
  • Cook chicken on a grill until it is done - it should take 3 to 4 minutes on each side. When chicken is done, place chicken on a plate, and cover lightly with plastic wrap. Slice the goat cheese into four slices and shape the cheese into disks, one for each piece of chicken. 

Sauce Preparation

  • Sauté the onions and garlic in 2 tablespoons of butter until they are fragrant and the onions are translucent. Add wine and lemon juice to pan and simmer gently until it has reduced by half. When the wine has been reduced by half, add 3 tablespoons of cold butter and whisk until the butter has melted completely. 
  • Turn off the burner, add remaining butter and whisk in. The sauce should be getting thick now. Pour sauce through a strainer to strain out the onions and garlic. Then return the sauce to the warm pan and stir in half of the basil. Add sun-dried tomatoes.

Assembly of the final dish

  • Place each chicken breast on to a plate. Place a piece of goat cheese on the chicken and then spoon sauce over the chicken. Top each chicken breast with the remaining basil.

Nutrition

Calories: 600kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 195mg | Sodium: 905mg | Potassium: 776mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1360IU | Vitamin C: 7.1mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 2.1mg
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I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

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Comments

  1. Britany

    5 stars
    Made this recipe for the first time last night and it is phenomenal! The chicken Bryan is my favorite dish at carrabba’s and due to covid we haven’t been in a while. I choose a dry chardonnay with vanilla notes that complemented the cheese perfectly…..the only difference I made in preparing the recipe(other than doubling the amount of sauce I prepared) is when cooking at home, I prefer oven baked proteins. So I prepared the sauce exactly the way the directions say up to the point where you add cold butter. I seasoned a couple beautiful chicken breast and once the sauce hit room temperature I poured it over the chicken and added the tomatoes, basil, and the cold butter and popped it in the oven at 250 for one hour……the flavor of the sauce baked right into the chicken and I’m telling you, it was exactly what I’ve been craving. I will for sure be making this again!

  2. Alyssa

    As someone who used to work at Carrabba’s, I am looking forward to trying this! I love food so much that I was even a taste tester for a few years. Thank you for this recipe, as I think it looks pretty dang close…the pounding chicken is the only thing they didn’t do when I worked there, but I will try it out. While working there, I loved ordering this, but I had them using these toppings with the style of chicken from Pollo Rosa Maria! Mmmmm…

  3. Cassie

    This is my go to for many years. I love this recipe and am making some tonight with fresh basil from my garden I grew just for this!! My only variation is white wine vinegar instead of wine because we don’t ever get wine.

  4. Kat

    If I made extra sauce, how long do you think it could be kept in the fridge? Do you think the sauce would reheat well?

  5. Scott Smith

    I made this tonight and it was spot on Carrabba’s. It was rather time consuming to prepare the reduction while putting together a full meal but definitely worth the extra effort. Thank you very much for the recipe.

  6. Jamie Becker

    5 stars
    Wow that was delish!!! I added about a tablespoon of cream because why not!!! Very easy to make and I will be making again very soon!!!

  7. Ella Nihan

    I made this last night for hubbie and guest and we all loved it. I can usually look at a recipe and tell if it’s going to be good and it was great. We freq. Carrabbas and they said it was better then Carrabbas!

  8. Beverly Johnson

    I had this at Carrabbas just last week.LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!! Can’t wait to try this at home. But I’m wondering how I can marinate the chicken before cooking it. I think the flavor of Carrabbas comes from a combination of marinating and grilling. Any suggestions?

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