Chicken Bryan

Can you guys believe that Valentine’s Day is this week?  We usually don’t do anything big. We open up our Valentine’s box with goodies for everyone inside, I make a heart-shaped meatloaf, and then we’ll enjoy a special dessert that I’ve made. It’s small, but it’s our tradition, and we all love and look forward to it. Valentine’s Day is so overpriced and crowded, the folks who can go out can have it – I’d much rather be at home with the people that I love the most.

So, if you’re on board with that – but want to make something fancier than say…a heart-shaped meatloaf for instance, take a look at this Chicken Bryan copycat recipe from Carrabba’s. I’ve never actually been to the restaurant, which I should remedy that situation, because I think there’s one in Ocean City…but I hear this dish is one of their signatures, and for good reason – because it’s absolutely delicious!

A grilled chicken breast, topped with sliced goat cheese and a delicious sauce comprised of sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, basil, lemon, white wine, and butter. What’s not to love in that equation? It was quick, easy, and all of us really loved it. I was thinking the little ones might not be that into it, but again they proved me wrong – gobbling it right up. If you don’t want to grill the chicken outside, you could certainly do it on a grill pan inside, or even just roast it in the oven. I served with a fun pasta shape that I tossed with my super-easy quick marinara sauce, which I added a bit of heavy cream to. I also had about 1/3 of the goat cheese log left, so I crumbled that into the tomato sauce as well. Let me just say that the pasta was so delicious, it could have easily been a meal on it’s own. And probably will in the near future!

Add a salad and a glass of wine onto the meal, and it’s easily something that anyone could make at home for their Valentine – and not have to shell out and arm and a leg, nor fight through the throngs of the masses for…

Which leaves you more time to enjoy each other’s company, which is really what it’s all about, right? I’ll have some more ideas for Valentine’s Day coming up this week, so be sure to check back!


  1. Maryellen
    Posted February 10, 2014 at 10:48 AM | Permalink

    Oh man! Looks outstanding. I promised Jimmy to try a new recipe each day. I had a recipe from I believe Marc and Judy for Banana Bread and I think rocky ate it while he was tearing my house about going to go check out yours. Mine was delish and used some sour cream, so moist. Going through the cook book folder one more time to see if I can find it, I need to make it today. Like now. The Chicken Enchiladas had us fighting for the last one. (I won because he was at work Any great ideas for Valentines Day? NO GOING OUT TO EAT. TOO INSANE. I will share my idea for you after I figure out what recipe to use and get this banana bread in the oven. Thanks for all the great recipes.

  2. Posted February 12, 2014 at 11:46 AM | Permalink

    We have the original Carrabas here in Houston – their menu is supposed to be different from the chain (although I haven’t been to the chains to confirm). But the Bryan is my favorite thing to get there.

    So the moral to my story: come to Houston 🙂

  3. Nik
    Posted February 16, 2014 at 5:48 PM | Permalink

    The recipe says 1/4 cup of butter but also 1 stick. Which is it? Thanks!!

  4. Jeanne L
    Posted February 26, 2014 at 6:44 PM | Permalink

    This was too delicious! I made it exactly as you instructed along with the pasta (adding the extra goat cheese and cream). It was amazing! I am so happy I will not have to order this out anymore (my favorite dish to order)! Thank you so much and I look forward to your emails every day with all the wonderful recipes!

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