Red Lobster is an American casual dining restaurant chain that is owned and operated by Darden Restaurants, Inc., headquartered in Orlando, Florida. The company also has operations in Canada, the United Arab Emirates, and Japan. As of May 29, 2011, there are 698 Red Lobster locations worldwide.

Red Lobster was founded in 1968 by entrepreneurs Bill Darden and Charley Woodsby. Originally billed as a "Harbor for Seafood Lovers", the first restaurant in Lakeland, Florida, was followed by several others throughout the southeast. In 1970, General Mills acquired Red Lobster as a five-unit company. With new backing, the chain expanded rapidly in the 1980s.




Parmesan Crusted Chicken Alfredo

Image Credit: Red Lobster

Red Lobster Copycat Recipe

Serves 2

1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 egg
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
2 ( 6 oz) boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons lemon juice

To Bread Chicken: In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, salt and garlic powder. In another bowl, beat the egg. Place the Parmesan cheese in a third bowl. Coat chicken in flour mixture, then dip in egg and roll in cheese.

To Cook Chicken:  In a skillet, brown chicken in oil on both sides. Transfer to a shallow 1-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray; drizzle with lemon juice. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until juices run clear.

Broccoli Alfredo:

8 ounces rotini pasta
2 cups broccoli, chopped
1 jar of Alfredo sauce (your choice)

Cook pasta according to package directions and drain. Meanwhile, steam or microwave broccoli until tender, but still crisp. In a large saucepan add the Alfredo sauce, broccoli and pasta.  Cook until the sauce is warm and the pasta is coated.

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