Simple to prepare but with a huge flavor payoff. Grilled chicken breast on a bed of al dente pasta topped with a sauce of sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil, butter, garlic, onions, lemon and white wine. Amazing!
Hello and Happy Monday! I have a really simple, yet amazingly delicious recipe for you today. I love Carrabba’s restaurant and was really excited when I found this copycat recipe. I don’t know about you, but this recipe incorporates so many of my favorite flavors. Sun-dried tomatoes? Check. Fresh basil? Check. Garlic? Check. Butter? Check. White wine? Check. The prep work is a breeze, especially if you buy pre-minced garlic and onion. I keep a big jar of pre-minced garlic in my fridge. It’s quite the time-saver. So many recipes use minced garlic that it just makes sense to use the prepared stuff, rather than mincing garlic for every recipe. That can get real old, real fast. I use it up so quickly that it doesn’t have time to get stale. Just a little time-saving tip for you. 🙂
The preparation is really quite simple. Simply prep your onions, garlic and sun-dried tomatoes. As I mentioned above, if you buy the pre-minced garlic, you’ll have this step done in a flash. Some grocery stores have pre-chopped onion available for purchase as well. If you go this route with the onion, you may need to chop it down a bit more, depending on how finely chopped it was to begin with. Saute your onions and garlic in 2 tbsp of butter, just for about a minute or two. Add wine and lemon juice and simmer for a couple more minutes. Add the sun-dried tomatoes and basil and then stir in the rest of your butter one slice at a time. Then you just need to grill up your chicken and boil your pasta.
Now I did a silly thing and totally forgot to include the goat cheese when I took these photos. Please do not make this mistake when you make this dish for yourself and your loved ones. The cheese adds so much wonderful flavor. It would be a crying shame to have it omitted. If goat cheese is not your thing, then maybe a little feta will be the ticket. Some kind of salty tangy cheese will really set off the other flavors that you have going on in this dish.