Olive Garden Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara (Copycat)

Olive Garden Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara (Copycat) Recipe


Olive Garden Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara (Copycat) Recipe. Dive into the world of Italian cuisine with this copycat recipe.

It’s a fantastic pick for dinner, blending the rich flavors of chicken and shrimp with creamy pasta. You’ll find yourself using everyday ingredients like Parmesan cheese, garlic, and bacon bits, which are easy to grab from any local store.

Ideal for those nights when you crave something Italian but don’t want to leave your cozy kitchen.

Pair it with a simple salad or your favorite bread, and you’ve got a meal that’s sure to impress.

So, grab your apron and get ready to bring a touch of Olive Garden magic right to your dinner table!

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Tips and Tricks

Marinating for Maximum Flavor

For the best flavor, marinate the chicken and shrimp for at least an hour. If you have more time, letting them marinate overnight will make them even more flavorful.

Even Cooking

To ensure even cooking, cut the chicken strips into similar sizes. This way, they’ll all cook at the same rate and be perfectly tender.

Preventing Clumps in the Sauce

When adding the flour to the melted butter, whisk continuously to prevent clumps. This will help create a smooth, creamy sauce.

Cheese Mixing Tip

Grate your cheeses fresh for better melting and a smoother sauce. Pre-grated cheeses often have additives that can make them melt unevenly.

Panko Breadcrumbs for Crunch

Toast the panko breadcrumbs lightly before mixing them with the other ingredients. This will give your dish an extra layer of crunch on top.

Serving Suggestion

Garnish the dish with additional fresh parsley and a sprinkle of grated cheese just before serving. This adds a fresh touch and extra flavor.

Reheating Leftovers

When reheating leftovers, add a splash of milk or cream to keep the sauce from drying out. Heat slowly over low heat for the best texture.

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Olive Garden Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara (Copycat)

Nesting Lane Indulge
Dive into the world of Italian cuisine with this Olive Garden Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara copycat dinner recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Marinate 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • In a bowl, mix together olive oil, hot water, seasoning, and chopped garlic.
  • Add chicken strips and shrimp to the bowl. Mix them in.
  • Cover the bowl and put it in the fridge. Leave it there for at least 30 minutes.
  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter.
  • Add garlic and bacon bits to the saucepan. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring a lot.
  • Now, add flour, Parmesan cheese, heavy cream, milk, pepper, and salt to the saucepan.
  • Use a whisk to mix everything in the saucepan really well.
  • Bring the saucepan mixture to a boil, then turn down the heat and let it simmer.
  • In another bowl, mix Romano cheese, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, panko, chopped garlic, melted butter, and chopped parsley.
  • Heat a large skillet.
  • Put the marinated chicken and shrimp in the skillet. Add red peppers and bacon bits.
  • Cook everything in the skillet for 3 minutes, or until the chicken is 165ºF inside and the shrimp is 155ºF
  • Add the sauce to the skillet and stir everything together.
  • Place cooked pasta on a large serving platter.
  • Put the chicken, shrimp, and sauce mixture on top of the pasta.
  • Make sure the mixture is spread out evenly.
  • Put the platter in the oven and cook until the top turns golden brown.
  • Take it out of the oven and serve it right away.

Nutrition

Calories: 1755.8kcalCarbohydrates: 93.7gProtein: 71.5gFat: 121.9gSaturated Fat: 58.9gCholesterol: 408mgSodium: 1485.9mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3.7g
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