I saw a commercial for Carrabba's new Champagne Chicken dish and it looked delicious. I stumbled across the recipe on our local Fox station's website and decided to give it a try. I did make a couple of changes to the original recipe. I used some red pepper flakes instead of roasted red peppers, and I left out the crabmeat. I was going to use crabmeat, but it was too expensive ($12 for a small cup). I decided to leave it out since it only used a small amount. This tasted fantastic! We both thought it was restaurant quality. Try it this weekend with with some crusty bread and our version of Carrabba's bread dip.
Carrabba's Champagne Chicken
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 4 chicken cutlets
- 1/3 cup flour
- 2 Tbsp parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
- 1/4 cup champagne (Dry)
- 2/3 cup heavy cream (or evaporated milk)
- pinch Kosher Salt
- pinch Fresh Ground Black Pepper
- 1/8 tsp red peper flakes
- 1/4 tsp tarragon
- 6 oz angel hair pasta, cooked and drained
Mix together the flour, salt, pepper, and grated Parmesan. Rinse the chicken pieces in water. Dredge them thoroughly in the flour mixture, until well coated.
Heat olive oil and 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet on medium high heat. Add half of the chicken pieces, do not crowd the pan. Brown well on each side, about 3 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the pan and reserve to a plate. Cook the other breasts in the same manner, remove from pan. Cover with aluminum foil and keep warm in the oven while you prepare the sauce.
Add the champagne and mushrooms to the pan. Use a spatula to scrape up the browned bits. Reduce the sauce by half. Whisk in cream, kosher salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes and tarragon. Heat until sauce thickens to a creamy consistency. Serve chicken and sauce over angel hair pasta.