Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Johnny Carino's Chicken Scallopini

Everytime we go to Johnny Carino's I order this. It is sooo mouth wateringly delicious. I am drooling just thinking about it. :0) I found a copycat recipe for it. So now I can make it any time!

Lemon butter:
1/2 lb butter
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons white wine
1/2 teaspoon garlic , minced
4 tablespoons butter , melted
2 chicken breasts
1/2 cup roma tomatoes
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup cooked bacon , chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon garlic salt
10 ounces spaghetti
8 ounces heavy whipping cream

Combine Lemon Butter ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat at a medium speed until a smooth consistency in the batter is formed. Once combined, keep refrigerated until needed.
Put Spaghetti on to boil & prepare as you usually would.
While it is cooking halve each chicken breast (you will have 4 pieces).
In a warm saute pan, combine melted butter & chicken breast pieces. Saute until chicken is browned & just about done. Add tomatoes, mushrooms, bacon, and spice mixture. Simmer until tomatoes begin to dissolve & chicken is done. Add heavy cream and allow to boil to the middle of pan. Remove from heat, add one cup lemon butter, and fold together to make sauce.
Serve over spaghetti.

Ashlee side note: The lemon flavor is hardly noticeable, so don't think it's like lemon chicken. It's kind of like grilled herbed chicken with a creamy herb sauce. And the bacon, mushrooms, and tomatoes give it a nice kick. I'm getting hungry just talking about this!


Sister Honey Bunch said...

Ashlee, are you going to share your March Menu, or are you keeping it all to yourself?


AmyJ said...

We ate at Johnny Carino's last month and I tried this just so I could decide if it was worth making at home. It was sooooooo good! Thanks!

Maria Albers said...

This was the best recipe it taste just like when i had this at johnny carinos. It was so good. Thanks Maria Albers

Leigh said...

Ashlee, I have not had this a Johnny Carinos so, when you say to cut the two breasts into 4 pieces are you talking about slicing them so you get 4 very thin slices...I think of scallopini as very thin.

Anonymous said...

Being on the shitmud diet I have to substitute meat for mudcakes, this recipe is a great way to enjoy a flappy mudcake, try adding scalloped dicks for spice.

Gino said...

Hello and thank you for the recipe! This is one of the best dishes I have ever eat. Every time we go to Carino's one of us must order chicken scallopini. I recommend Italian nachos as appetizer and Italian chocolate cake as dessert (chocolate lovers). To drink an Italian soda with cream or Bellini.

Anonymous said...

Soooooo good, I love it!! Thank you, thank you!

Anonymous said...

i just had this Sunday and ate the left overs this noon....I am SO excited to find your recipe for this dish. THANKS!!

md1234 said...

How many serving is this recipe? Compared to the serving size at Johnny Carinos? Thank you

Kathy said...

this is the best! thanks for posting it! i took a ton of it to our church social and it was gone in minutes! People who had already served themselves came back for my scallopini, and asked, "who brought johnny carinos?" you're a star!

Amber Power said...

Omg ive looked & looked for this recipe & cud neva find it! So thank u so much! Ill be making it veryy soon!:)

Natalie Quinones said...

I could kiss you...
this recipe is del!!!!!