Copy Cat Spicy Chicken Romano – Creamy bow-tie pasta with smoky sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, and green onions all tossed with thinly sliced grilled chicken. This is a wonderful at-home version of a Johnny Carino’s classic!
I adore the Spicy Chicken Romano at Johnny Carino’s! This recipe nails it!
Oh my…this is a great pasta dish! I have to admit. I am not one to really be a huge fan of many of the main ingredients like artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, and mushrooms. But there is just something about them in this pasta. They truly make the dish. The combination is excellent.
*Update – Sadly, we no longer have a Carino’s restaurant 🙁 I am so glad I can still enjoy my favorite dish from home!!
Copy Cat Spicy Chicken Romano
- 3 chicken breasts
- 12 oz. bowtie pasta
- 2 tbsp melted butter
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
- 1/4 cup of sliced green onions
- 1 14 oz. can drained artichoke hearts
- 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes (I used smoked)
- 1 tbsp 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 6-8 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 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 salt and pepper or creole seasoning. Saute for about 2-3 minutes. Add thinly sliced chicken. Saute 2 -3 more minutes. Add flour and stir for about a minute. Add half and half and Parmesan. Stir and bring to a simmer for about 5 minutes. Add cooked pasta and stir to combine.
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Cindy Eikenberg says
This sounds like a delicious recipe! Thanks so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend and will be pinning to our party board – have a happy weekend!
lorraine williamson says
love recipes especially copy cat recipes I can make at home thanks for sharing visiting from weary chef have a great weekend
Thank you for the nice recipe.
How many people does this recipe feed?
Hi Karla! This feeds about 6 people. This is one of my older posts. I’ll update the recipe and make it printer-friendly too! Thanks for visiting!
I need to make this for 120 people. Do you have any suggestions on how to do that?
Hi Becky! That’s a pretty big amount, and I have never done that before. Perhaps you could make it ahead in stages. The most I’ve served is 40 people (but not with this recipe). To do that I used two large 18 inch roaster pots to cook the food. Perhaps you could do that over a period of a few days and refrigerate the sauce.
John Gallegos says
I love this recipe.. its as close as you can get to Johnny Carino’s. Thank you. I have been using your recipe for 4 yrs now. I have used half and half as well as whipping cream. Both wrk really well..
So glad to hear it John! Thanks for letting me know!
Are the sun dried tomatoes in oil or dried ?
Hi Carrie! I’ve used both in this recipe!