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Chicken Carbonara Deluxe

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 4

Turn leftover cooked chicken into this creamy, fragrant pasta experience! ...MORE+ LESS-

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

Steps

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  • 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 Facts

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

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