My All-time Favorite Pasta Dishes: Chicken Carbonara

This dish is a classic Italian recipe that combines al dente pasta with a rich and creamy sauce made with eggs, Parmesan cheese, and crispy bacon. To make this dish even more satisfying, I like to add tender chunks of chicken to the mix, making it a complete and satisfying meal.

If you’re a fan of rich and comforting pasta dishes, then you’re going to love this Chicken Carbonara recipe. It’s perfect for a cozy night in, and it’s also an excellent dish to serve for a family gathering or a dinner party with friends. So let’s get started and whip up this delicious Chicken Carbonara recipe that’s sure to become a new favorite in your kitchen.

Chicken-Carbonara Recipes

YIELDS:4 serving(s)
PREP TIME: 15 mins
TOTAL TIME: 25 mins

Chicken Carbonara Ingredients

  • 12 oz. fettuccine
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan, plus more for garnish
  • 1/3 c. freshly chopped parsley, plus more for garnish

How to Cook Chicken Carbonara

Step 1

In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water, and return to pot.

Step 2

Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon for 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until bacon is crispy, 2 to 3 minutes more. Transfer to a bowl and drain half the fat in askillet.

Step 3

Add chicken to skillet and increase heat to medium-high. Season generously with salt and pepper and cook, flipping halfway through, until no longer pink, 10 minutes.

Step 4

Reduce heat to low and return bacon to skillet. Toss, then add cooked pasta and toss until combined.

Step 5

In a small bowl, beat together eggs, Parmesan, and parsley, and season with salt and pepper.

Step 6

Pour egg mixture over pasta and toss until coated, then add a couple of tablespoons of pasta water until creamy. (Add more pasta water by the tablespoonful as necessary.)

Step 7

Garnish with Parmesan and parsley and serve immediately.

Nutrition (per serving): 625 calories, 39 g protein, 68 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 21 g fat, 8 g saturated fat, 863 mg sodium

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Food is my passion, and I'm grateful every day that I get to share that passion with others through my blog. I hope to continue exploring the world of food and sharing my experiences with my readers for many years to come.

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