Sensational Chicken Carbonara Recipe
A mouthwatering combination of creamy alfredo, chicken, and bacon in a hearty pasta dish. Creamy Pasta made to perfection and leaves you wanting more!
- 5 strips bacon cooked and diced.
- 2 Chicken breasts -Grilled, Chicken striped up
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- 2 T Butter
- 3 cloves Garlic Fresh minced
- 3/4 Cup milk
- 1/4 Cup Heavy cream
- 1 Cup Chicken broth
- 3/4 c Parmesan Shavings
- 2 T parsley
- 1-2 cups Petite Sweet Peas (optional)
- 1 small box bowtie pasta
1. Cook 5 strips of bacon and set aside
2. Cook 2 chicken breasts in 2 Tablespoons butter with Salt and Pepper to taste.
3. Set aside while you work on the sauce.
4. Cook up your Bowtie noodles so they will be ready when the sauce is ready.
5. Heat up the petite sweet peas
1. Saute 3 cloves Garlic Freshly minced.
2. Add Milk, heavy cream, chicken broth and Flour to the pan with the garlic and whisk until smooth.
3. Cook on low heat until it thickens.
4. Add in Parmesan shavings. If the sauce gets too thick, add a little more chicken broth.
5. Add the drained bowtie pasta.
6. Toss to cover the noodles completely.
7. Dash in the parsley.
8. Add more salt and pepper to taste preference.
9. Cut up the chicken breasts and dice up the bacon and mix them together
10. Add in the chicken, bacon, and warmed petite sweet peas to the sauce.
11. Toss until all is covered in the sauce.
12. Serve hot
This recipe makes approximately 10-12 servings depending on how much you dish up in each bowl. We often have a little leftover after the adults and kids have had multiple servings - although their servings are smaller than a regular adult serving.
For Weight Watchers measuring, divide into 6 equal servings. Not including the noodles, each serving is equal to 6 points plus for Weight Watchers. Read the full Blog article to discover Weight Watchers meal ideas using the creamy Chicken Carbonara sauce.
The peas are completely optional. The original recipe didn't use peas. I've since added them to the recipe and it was a huge success in our home. If you have picky eaters that won't eat the peas, go ahead and leave them out. It still turns out fantastic.
If you want a thicker creamy sauce, you can use 1 cup heavy cream instead of part cream and part milk.