Monday, August 11, 2008

Chicken Vino Bianco

I love knock-off recipes. So when I saw this fake-out Olive Garden dinner on Amy's blog, I couldn't wait to try it out.

I ended up changing things around to accomodate my mood and the rest of my dinner plans, but this was REALLY good. The chicken was nice and moist and fork-tender - I love when that happens!

I served it over orzo because, well, I had some left and wanted to use it up.

  • 4 T olive oil
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 4 pieces boneless skinless chicken breasts; pounded thin
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup small diced tomato
  • 1/2 cup red onion, sliced
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Small can of crushed tomatoes
  • 5 T butter
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 lb orzo

1. Heat oil in large sauté pan. Dump flour and Italian seasoning into a large ziploc. Add the chicken, and toss around to coat. Cook chicken on both sides until golden brown and internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.

2. Add 2 Tbsp butter to pan. Add onion, diced tomato, red onion, mushrooms, garlic, chopped parsley, crushed red pepper, black pepper and salt to pan. Let saute' for three minutes, stirring constantly.

3. Add chicken back to pan. Add white wine, lemon juice, crushed tomatoes, and the remainder of the butter. Allow to come to a boil. Cook pasta according to directions. Add drained cooked pasta to the pan and toss together and serve.


  1. Olive Garden is one of our guilty pleasures so I'm sure this tastes fabulous!

  2. This looks really yummy! You have an award waiting for you at my blog :)

  3. This looks delicious! I love flavorful chicken recipes.


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