By princessbride029 on March 19, 2009
Photo by Allie8480
Photo by Allie8480
"My hometown newspaper (The Orlando Sentinel) finally published this, my favorite chicken dish ever, in their "Thought you'd never ask" column. There are copycats on Zaar, but this is the actual recipe, as given by Carrabba's. Not for the dieter, but a divine dish perfect for company and easy to throw together!"
Serving Size: 1 (356 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 2
"IMPORTANT NOTE!!! Although this recipe seemed very close to the original dish, I BELIEVE THAT THE SUBMITTER SWITCHED THE MEASUREMENTS FOR THE LEMON JUICE AND THE WHITE WINE!!! 1/2 LEMON JUICE IS WAAAAAAAAY TOO MUCH! VERY SOUR. I THINK IT SHOULD BE 6 TBS LEMON JUICE (WHICH IS ABOUT 1 LEMON'S WORTH) AND 1/2 CUP WHITE WINE. If this change is made, I'm sure it would be delicious!"
"This is an excellent recipe, but I read the reviews ahead of time to notice that it is better to add 1/2 cup wine and only 6 tbs lemon. I didn't measure the lemon juice, I just used one lemon. I also made 8 servings with only 4 oz goat cheese. I bought hand-trimmed thin chicken cutlets from Wegman's and was able to use the same recipe for 2 servings. The goat cheese came in a 4 oz log, so it was easy to slice a 1/2 ounce of cheese on each breast. I placed 2 spoonfuls of sauce on each breast and it was DELICIOUS! See my pictures!"
"Following other reviews, I substituted chicken broth for most of the butter and then used a little cornstarch slurry to slightly thicken the sauce at the end. We enjoyed this very much and will make it again."
"We love lemon, but I do agree that it was better with the measurements switched. I had *plenty* of lemon flavor using about half of what was suggested. This is very close to the Carrabba's recipe and it's nice to be able to adjust it just a bit for our tastes. Everyone here enjoyed it so it's definitely a keeper. :)"
"My first try. I never use amounts suggested. I do what I think is best. This recipe was everything I expected, delicious. I used 1 lemon for juice. I used white grape juice and white wine vinegar (ratio 3:1) for making the sauce."
"This is not an original recipe for Chicken Bryan...I have been a manager at this restaurant for ten yrs..... This recipe is way off,but I'm sure your recipe tastes good..."
"I would have given this recipe 5 stars if were posted correctly. It should be 6 TBS of lemon and 1/2 C of white wine. Other than that it is perfect it tastes just like Carrabba's. I pound my chicken out quite a bit, but that is a personal preference. I don't like thick pieces of chicken."
"Well this was my dinner tonight...and I loved it. Who needs Carrabbas!!"
"I did not click the STARS to indicate my rating! Most disturbing blunder on my part....<br/>I score this receipe 5 stars with the notation to watch the lemon vs. wine amounts added!<br/>al.quintain"
"READ THIS BEFORE PREPARING THIS DISH!!! This recipe definitely has way too much lemon. I too believe the person submitting transcribed the lemon and chicken broth. I would even go so much as saying 6 Tbs. is pushing it. We just finished our dinner, and to my Great disappointment, the lemon was so strong, we could not finish our dinner. What an extreme disappoint. Lesson learned, Always read the reviews!"
"I did not add the butter at all and used 1 lemon worth of juice (not 1/2 cup) The sun dried tomato, lemon and goat cheese really made the dish"pop". This was easy enough for a weeknight but seems more like dinner for a special night"
"This was OK. I used 4 TB of lemon juice and I feel that the 4 oz of goat cheese was way too much for the serving amount. In all fairness, it was my first time trying goat cheese and it was a bit too tangy for me. Hubby loved this dish though."
"Wow, this was so tasty! I switched the measurements for wine and lemon juice as suggested by others. I followed the recipe as best I could (for example, its snowing outside so I pan fried and then broiled the chicken instead of grilling). I would not say it tasted exactly like my favorite dish at Carrabas, but it actually tasted better some how! I would also caution that 4 tablespoons of basil is a bit too much, better to go with 2. I was looking forward to the leftovers but there weren't any!"
"Awesome dish! I made sure to switch the measurements for lemon juice and wine, which worked out perfectly. I juiced one lemon without measuring and it was plenty. I also used Lucky Duck Savignon Blanc for the wine. I'm not super knowledgeable about wine so I didn't quite know what kind of white wine I should be buying. I may try something different next time. All together the sauce was spot on, making this a much cheaper alternative to my favorite dish...of course the chicken can't compare since I don't have a wood fired grill. But still great!"
"We loved this recipe! Loved it. My husband and kids are really picky eaters and I was amazed when they all wanted more. They even hate tomatoes and goats cheese and this was a great way to sneak them in. It's an extremely easy recipe and I had everything I needed in the pantry.
The only reason I didn't give it five stars was the lemon juice amount, luckily I looked at the reviews before making this dish. I doubled the recipe and kept the lemon juice at 6 Tbls and it was fine."
"The Lemon Juice measurement is way off. I had doubled the recipe and it called for 1 cup of lemon juice. We could not even eat the dish! Horrible recipe, I will pull from a much more credible place next time. Although the measurements have been tweaked in reviews, reviews are not recipes! Whom ever posted this recipe should be embarrassed to call themselves a cook!
What a waste!"
"I will definitely make this again. The only substitutions I made were I used coconut oil instead of butter and as previous poster commented about the lemon juice/white wine, I switched those measurements. It turned out great. A new favorite."
"I first have to say Chicken Bryan is one of our favorite dishes to eat out. It is so flavorful and melt in your mouth, and is great to be able to duplicate at home! There are several copycat recipes for this with slightly different variations but I decided to use this recipe since it seemed to have two servings and the sauce ratios seemed right. It sure lives up to being a close copycat! It is just a little more lemony than the restaurants, but that can easily be fixed with adding a little less lemon juice. I actually think I liked it a little more lemony anyways! Also the restaurant doesn't add as much sundried tomatoes which is also easy to cut down. I just sauteed my chicken breasts in a skillet and when they were almost done I added a little bit of the sauce to get infused into the meat. The key to get the sauce so flavorful is to really reduce it well. It may not look like much sauce when your done, but that light coating of sauce will really make your dish pop! Such an excellent recipe! Its so great that we can have chicken bryan at home now! Thanks for the great recipe!"
"These were good but I expected better. The sauce is realy good but it was quite sharp which sometimes can happen if using dry wine. In order to smooth-out the sharpness I added about 1/4 - 1/2 tsp of sugar and replaced a bit of water. I did though invert the amounts for the lemon juice and wine as other reviewers suggested. I love goat cheese but not so much w/ chicken, I don't think it pairs well. Next time I will use smoked gouda with parmesan, to see if it pairs better. Over-all not a bad dish."
"I wish I had re-read the posts about lemon juice. I should have used less. One lemon does not equal 1/2 cup. I used 3 lemons...it overwhelmed the dish."