For those surviving without ovens.

As an expat from the States, it can be difficult having loved and lost your oven... but there's a plethora of recipes to meet your tastebuds' needs using stovetop, crockpot, and even microwaving methods! This blog will provide recipes spanning from sidedishes to desserts, funky to traditional, and a few things in between. Enjoy!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Olive Garden Recipes!!!!

Overseas? Craving Olive Garden? Now you can make your very own with the authentic recipes! Of course you may have to make substitutions, omissions, or get creative with some of the preparation techniques... but these recipes are straight from the source. So enjoy creating your own Italian bistro in your home!

Recipes such as: Tuscan Garlic Chicken

Tuscan Garlic Chicken

Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:30 minutes
Serving Size:
4 each (4 oz) boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 1/2 cups flour, plus 1 tablespoon

1 Tbsp salt

2 tsp black pepper

2 tsp Italian seasoning

1 lb fettuccine pasta, cooked according to package directions

5 Tbsp olive oil

1 Tbsp garlic, chopped

1 red pepper, julienne cut

1/2 cup white wine

1/2 lb whole leaf spinach, stemmed

2 cups heavy cream

1 cups Parmesan cheese, grated

Procedures Modified:

MIX 1½ cups flour, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning in a shallow dish. Dredge chicken in the mixture, shaking off any excess.

HEAT 3 Tbsp oil in a large skillet. Cook chicken breasts 2 at a time over medium heat until golden brown and crisp (5-7 min), flip and cook other side. (Place cover for first 5 minutes on second side to seal in steam and cook through. Remove cover for last two minutes to help crisp up exterior.) Add more oil for each batch as necessary.

Place cooked Chicken breasts on paper towel lined plate to absorb extra grease and cover to keep warm.

HEAT 2 Tbsp oil in a sauce pan. Add garlic and red pepper and cook for approximately 1 minute. Stir in 1 Tbsp flour, wine, spinach and cream and bring to a boil. Sauce is done when spinach becomes wilted. Complete by stirring in parmesan cheese.

COAT cooked, drained pasta with sauce, then top with chicken and remaining sauce. Garnish with extra Parmesan cheese.

Enjoy! I know I will!!!
Ovenless Chef


Anonymous said...

You call yourself the "Ovenless Chef", yet the first step of your recipe tells us to pre-heat the oven.

Seems to defeat the purpose of the blog, no?

Lindsey Lett said...

You are absolutely correct. I had the intent of modifying the procedures and got distracted by my kiddos... corrections have been made. Hope that helps!