Skip to Content

Carmine’s Italian Restaurant Copycat Chicken Scarpariello Recipe

Carmine’s Italian Restaurant Copycat Chicken Scarpariello Recipe

Carmine’s New York copycat recipe for Chicken Scarpariello, a very simple dish with just a few ingredients. Your taste buds will love the fragrant and good flavor. This main course entree is perfect for special occasions.

If you have ever visited New York City, you know that Carmine’s NYC Restaurant is a staple. Even though I live about 45 minutes outside of NYC, I had never been! My first visit was during the Summer Fancy Food Show a years ago before visiting the theater district. It’s a great restaurant to visit if you are visiting Times Square.

Our dinner included Italian cuisine like their legendary chicken parmigiana, penne alla vodka, the most amazing meatballs and one of my favorites was the giant platter of chicken scarpariello for the whole table.

I came home and couldn’t wait to give it a shot at trying to make a copycat version of Carmine’s Italian Restaurant world-famous chicken scarpariello. I am sure we will never know carmine’s new york family secret though.

Chicken Scarpariello is a very simple dish with just a few ingredients, it is full of fragrant and fresh flavor. This is the kind of dish you want to pull out and enjoy with a table full of friends and family and a nice bottle of wine.

How to Make Your Chicken Scarpaiello Entree

Ingredients:

  • 4 pounds of chicken
  • 3 large lemons
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary
  • 2 large cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 cup of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • Splash of white wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock
Chicken Scarpariello

Pat the pieces of chicken dry with paper towels and chop half of the herbs.

In a medium bowl, add chicken, herbs, juice of 2 lemons, 1 cup olive oil, salt & pepper.

Cover with plastic wrap and marinate for 24 hours.

When you are ready to cook, remove chicken from marinade and shake off the herbs.

In a large saute pan on your oven top, heat remaining olive oil and add chicken pieces on medium-high heat. Do not overcrowd the pan. Cook in batches if you need to.

Turn chicken over when it becomes golden brown. Remove chicken as they are finished cooking on each side and add to a dish.

In the same saute pan, leave garlic, add remaining herbs and saute over low heat.

Add wine and chicken stock and reduce heat.

Add butter, remaining lemon juice, salt and pepper.

Add the chicken back to the pan and pour liquid over the top of the chicken.

Garnish chicken with rosemary. 

Chicken Scarpariello

If you’d like to kick up your recipe a bit, add some red pepper flakes to make a spicy lemon sauce instead.

We like to enjoy a fresh caesar salad or cold antipastos along side of the this dish. Of course, you will also need a bread basket full of garlic bread to dip into the white sauce.

Carmine's Italian Restaurant Copycat Chicken Scarpariello Recipe

Carmine's Italian Restaurant Copycat Chicken Scarpariello Recipe

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Carmine's New York copycat recipe for Chicken Scarpariello, a very simple dish with just a few ingredients. Your taste buds will love the fragrant and good flavor. This main course entree is perfect for special occasions.

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds of chicken
  • 3 large lemons
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 cup Capatriti Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Splash of white wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock

Instructions

  1. Pat dry chicken
  2. In a large bowl, add chicken, herbs, juice of 2 lemons, 1 cup EVOO, salt & pepper.
  3. Cover and marinate for 24 hours.
  4. When ready to cook, remove chicken from marinade and shake off herbs.
  5. In a large saute pan, heat remaining EVOO and add garlic chicken pieces. Do not overcrowd the pan.
  6. Cook in batches if you need to.
  7. Turn chicken over when it becomes browned and crusty.
  8. Remove chicken as they are finished cooking on each side and add to a dish.
  9. In the same saute pan, leave garlic, add remaining herbs and saute over low heat.
  10. Add wine and chicken stock and reduce heat.
  11. Add butter, remaining lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  12. Pour liquid over the top of the chicken.
  13. Garnish chicken scarpariello with rosemary.

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest

Sharing is caring!

blueberry muffins
Previous
Starbucks Copycat Blueberry Muffins Recipe
blackberry jam canning recipe
Next
Homemade Blackberry Jam Recipe

Skip to Recipe