You’ll have no need to head to Carrabba’s once you master this chicken bryan copycat recipe! Perfectly cooked tender chicken breasts are smothered in a white wine and heavy cream sauce that’s flavored with ingredients like garlic and sun-dried tomatoes.
Carrabba’s Chicken Bryan Recipe
We all learned a lot during the pandemic – and among those lessons was the importance of copycat recipes! When restaurants were shut down, I found myself at home craving all of my favorite entrees.
Once of the things I craved the most was Carrabba’s chicken bryan! It’s such a flavorful, hearty meal that I knew I needed to master in my own kitchen. Through a little trial and error, I can proudly say this is the BEST copycat Carrabba’s recipe!
Why You’ll Love this Chicken Bryan:
- It’s a true copycat: I’m not exaggerating when I say this chicken bryan is almost identical (if not better) than the real deal!
- Easy: The steps to making this restaurant-worthy entree are short, simple, and to the point. It’s a pretty hassle-free recipe that only takes about 30 minutes from start to finish.
- Inexpensive: You’re going to spend WAY less on four servings of chicken bryan by making it at home. This is a budget friendly way to enjoy a Carrabba’s meal!
How to make Chicken Bryan at home
Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!
- Pound the chicken breasts with a mallet.
- Season the chicken on both sides.
- Cook the chicken in a skillet.
- Remove the chicken from the skillet and top with goat cheese.
- Create the sauce by combining all of the ingredients in a saucepan.
- Spoon the homemade sauce over the cooked chicken and goat cheese.
What should I serve chicken bryan with?
Because this is such a hearty, filling entree, I usually pair it with something light! Here are a few of my favorite side dishes for chicken bryan –
- Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Butter
- Lemon Parmesan Roasted Broccoli
- Pesto Pasta Salad
- Classic Caesar Salad with Homemade Dressing
How long will it stay fresh?
In an airtight container in the fridge, any leftovers you have will stay fresh for up to 3 days.
When you’re ready to reheat the chicken, I have good news – it reheats wonderfully in the microwave! You could also pop it in the oven at a low temperature for about 10-15 minutes to reheat.
Do I have to use white wine?
I really love the flavor in the sauce that the white wine base provides. However, if you want to keep this recipe alcohol free, you could absolutely substitute the white wine with chicken broth!
If you choose to go with broth, both regular and no-sodium broths will do the trick.
Recipe Tips and Notes
- Pounding the chicken with a mallet is a VERY essential step when making this recipe! When the chicken is thin, it’s much easier to cook quickly in the skillet.
- If you like a lot of cheese, don’t be afraid to add a little more goat cheese on top of each chicken breast.
- Do NOT substitute fresh basil for dried! Fresh basil provides much more flavor to the sauce than dried basil would.
Skip spending money at a restaurant tonight, and instead, make this easy copycat chicken bryan recipe. You’ll save money, and you’ll have an even more satisfying dinner! You’re going to LOVE how delicious this dinner really is.
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Chicken Bryan Carrabba’s Copycat Recipe
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon fresh black pepper
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- ½ cup one stick salted butter
- 3 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1/3 cup white onion minced
- 3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup white cooking wine
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 8 ounces sun-dried tomatoes
- 8 ounces plain goat cheese
- Fresh basil thinly sliced
- Add oil to skillet then heat over medium/high.
- Place chicken breasts between plastic wrap and pound with a mallet until thin.
- Season chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper.
- Add chicken breasts to skillet then cook for approximately 5 minutes per side until internal temperature reaches 165F.
- Remove chicken from skillet and top with 2 ounces of goat cheese. Set aside.
- Add butter, minced garlic and onion to skillet, sauté until fragrant. Add lemon juice and cooking wine then simmer until the sauce thickens and reduces by half. Remove from heat and add heavy cream, half of the basil slices, stir to combine.
- Spoon sauce over chicken breasts and top with remaining basil.
- If you don’t like goat cheese you can substitute cream cheese.
- You can substitute the white cooking wine for chicken broth.
- Make sure that your chicken breasts are the same thickness when you pound them.