About Olive Garden

Olive Garden is the leading restaurant in the Italian dining segment with more than 800 restaurants, more than 96,000 employees and more than $3.6 billion in annual sales. Olive Garden is a division of Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI), which owns and operates more than 2,100 restaurants that generate over $8.5 billion in annual sales. Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., and employing more than 200,000 people, Darden is recognized for a culture that rewards caring for and responding to people. In 2014, Darden was named to the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the fourth year in a row. Olive Garden is committed to making a difference in the lives of others in the local community. As part of this commitment, Olive Garden restaurants have donated nearly 30 million pounds of food to local community food banks across the country.




Chicken and Sausage Mixed Grill

This dish at Olive Garden sold for $16.25.  The mixed grill at Olive garden contains skewers of grilled marinated chicken and sausage with a rosemary glaze and is served with grilled vegetables and Tuscan potatoes.

Olive Garden Recipe

Serves 4

2 teaspoons red pepper oil
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
3 bay leaves, broken into pieces
2 large garlic cloves, pressed
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

2 lbs skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 pound Italian sausage links, mild
1 pint cherry tomatoes
1 bag bamboo skewers, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes
3 lemons, cut in half
2 rosemary sprigs

Marinade:  Mix pepper oil, rosemary, lemon juice, salt, bay leaves and pressed garlic in a large baking dish.

Skewers: Cut each piece of chicken in half length-wise. Thread each chicken piece onto a skewer; add a cherry tomato to the end of each skewer. Place chicken skewers in the marinade and marinate for at least 3 hours.

Sausage: Bake sausage at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Cut each link into three pieces and set aside.
Grill chicken until juices run clear and pieces are completely cooked. Thread sausage pieces on skewer. Grill until sizzling and juices are running.

To Serve: Place cooked skewers on large platter. Garnish with rosemary sprigs, lemon halves and any remaining cherry tomatoes.

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