Carino's Italian is a United States-based chain of Italian food casual dining restaurants. It has more than 170 restaurants with branches in about 30 states. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, the concept is owned by Fired Up, Inc., which was founded in 1997 by partners and former Brinker International executives Norman Abdallah and Creed Ford. Prior to 2006, restaurants were called Johnny Carino's Country Italian, Johnny Carino's Italian then changed to Carino's Italian Grill.




Chicken Scallopini

Carino's Chicken Scallopini
Copycat Recipe

Serves 2

Lemon Butter
1/2 pound butter
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons white wine
1/2 teaspoon garlic , minced

Chicken and Pasta
4 tablespoons butter , melted
2 chicken breasts
1/2 cup Roma tomatoes
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup cooked bacon , chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon garlic salt
10 ounces spaghetti
8 ounces heavy whipping cream

Combine Lemon Butter ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat at a medium speed until a smooth consistency in the batter is formed. Once combined, keep refrigerated until needed. Put Spaghetti on to boil & prepare as you usually would. While it is cooking halve each chicken breast (you will have 4 pieces).

In a warm saute pan, combine melted butter & chicken breast pieces. Saute until chicken is browned & just about done. Add tomatoes, mushrooms, bacon, and spice mixture. Simmer until tomatoes begin to dissolve & chicken is done.Add heavy cream and allow to boil to the middle of pan. Remove from heat,
add one cup lemon butter, and fold together to make sauce.

Serve over spaghetti.

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