Chicken Carbonara Deluxe

Turn leftover cooked chicken into this creamy, fragrant pasta experience!

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 0

Ingredients

1
package (7 ounces) spaghetti
8
slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
garlic clove, finely chopped
2
cups cut-up cooked chicken
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2
cup whipping (heavy) cream
  • 1 Cook and drain spaghetti as directed on package.
  • 2 While spaghetti is cooking, cook bacon in 3-quart saucepan over low heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until crisp. Remove bacon from saucepan with slotted spoon; drain. Drain fat from saucepan, reserving 1 tablespoon in saucepan.
  • 3 Cook onion and garlic in bacon fat over medium heat about 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until onion is tender. Stir in spaghetti, chicken, cheese and whipping cream. Cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through. Toss with bacon.

Expert Tips

Carbonara is an Italian dish of spaghetti with a sauce of cream, eggs, Parmesan cheese and bits of bacon.

For an authentic Italian preparation, use pancetta instead of bacon. Pancetta, a cured meat, is imported from Italy and is similar to bacon.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
525
(
Calories from Fat
215 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24 g
24 %
(Saturated Fat
11 g,
11 %
),
Cholesterol
110 mg
110 %;
Sodium
460 mg
460 %;
Total Carbohydrate
44 g
44 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
35 g
35 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
18%;
Iron
18%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 4 High-Fat Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.