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.
Spicy Romano Chicken
SPICY ROMANO CHICKEN
Carino's Italian Grill Copycat Recipe
3 chicken breasts
12 ounces bowtie pasta
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1 (14 oz.) can drained artichoke hearts
1/4 cup sundried tomatoes
1 tablespoon flour
1 pint half and half
salt and pepper or creole seasoning to taste
1/2 cup shredded/grated Parmesan
1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
Using an indoor grill pan or outdoor grill, grill chicken breasts about 6 to 8 minutes per side or until they have reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Set aside to rest a few minutes. Slice chicken very thinly.
Boil the bowtie pasta according to package instructions. While pasta is boiling, melt butter and olive oil over medium heat. Saute mushrooms, green onions, artichokes, and sundried tomatoes. Add the salt and pepper or creole seasoning. Saute for about 2 to 3 minutes. Add thinly sliced chicken. Saute 2 to 3 more minutes. Add the flour and stir for about a minute. Add the half and half and Parmesan cheese. Stir and bring to a simmer for about 5 minutes. Add the cooked pasta and stir to combine. Serves 6.