Copycat Carrabba's Pollo Rosa Maria

Total Time
Prep 35 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a good copy cat version of this delicious favorite. It is modified from a version I found on

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Open chicken breasts and lay open side down on a hot grill.
  2. Grill 3-5 minutes on each side until cooked.
  3. Remove from grill.
  4. Stuff one of the butterflied sides with 1 slice prosciutto and 1/8 cup cheese and fold to sandwich the filling inside.
  5. Hold folded breast with wooden picks.
  6. Set on a warmed platter and cover.
  7. In a large skillet saute the onions and garlic in the clarified butter until tender.
  8. Deglaze the pan with the white wine.
  9. Add the butter, salt, and pepper, and mushrooms and cook until tender.
  10. Add basil and lemon juice and swirl pan to combine.
  11. Pour mushroom sauce over the Chicken breasts.
Most Helpful

I made this tonight and was pleasantly surprised how good it was! We grilled the chicken on a charcoal grill which really added so much flavor! I will say that though the dish tasted great, it certainly did NOT look like it does at the restaurant! I could not get the chicken to bend around the prosciutto and cheese hardly at all! It really was kinda goofy looking with the toothpicks sticking out of the chicken, but it sure did taste good! The sauce tasted kind of lemony to me when I tasted it for seasoning, but was very surprised that when I tasted it with the chicken, I could hardly taste the lemon at all! Also, I couldn't find the clarified butter, so I just used regular salted butter instead and it worked great! Not sure if its worth driving across town to a specialty grocery store to find it! Overall, very yummy and a relatively simple recipe! It is nice to have a soux chef to assist you in the kitchen on this recipe! ;o)

Sherry_n_dfw December 31, 2011

Almost correct...However, I changed a few things. split chicken fill with Fontina (do not use box store cheese) and prosciutto, grilling seasoning & grill (best w/ wood chips), sauteed as described, but get your pan warm on med-high heat, then add olive oil add 2t shallots and garlic sautee (about 1min, it will begin to smell delightful). u want to some brown in the pan. Deglaze. then continue to follow recipe.

godlike77 January 13, 2009

Very good! I did make some changes. I sauteed the chicken instead of grilling, then cooked the mushrooms in the same pan and scraped up the browned bits. I also used only 2 tablespoons butter to lower the fat. I love how all the flavors mingle together, especially the lemon juice and basil.

Delicious as it Looks October 15, 2015