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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 Abruzzi

Olive Garden Copycat Recipe

Serves 2

Two chicken breasts    
2 tablespoons olive oil    
1 cup kale, chopped    
1 cup zucchini, chopped    
1 cup red peppers, chopped    
1 cup green peppers, chopped    
1 cup yellow squash, chopped    
1 pinch of fresh chopped rosemary    
1 can of cannellini beans    
1 cup chicken broth    
1 tablespoon crushed garlic    
1 tablespoon of cream    
salt and pepper to taste    
2 lemons, halved

Season chicken with salt, pepper and oil.  Grill chicken to internal temp of 155 degrees. Add lemon halves to grill, cut side down, until grill marks appear. Reserve. In a lightly oiled saute pan, add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add fresh chopped kale, zucchini, yellow squash, red pepper, green pepper, cannellini beans and chopped rosemary. Cook for one minute.

Add chicken broth, a touch of cream, chopped tomato, salt and pepper to taste. Let simmer for 3 - 4 minutes, or until vegetables soften. Pour vegetables and broth into a bowl. Slice chicken and place it on top of the bowl. Finish with a squeeze of lemon and add second half for garnish.

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