Monday, January 12, 2009

Chicken Carbonara

Here is my family's new favorite recipe.  Mike says that I should "put it in the vault", but I like to share!
Ingredients:

4 slices cooked bacon, chopped (I use turkey bacon)
2 eggs
2 c spaghetti broken into smaller pieces
4 tbsp olive oil
1 c diced chicken breast
1/2 c frozen green peas
3 chopped green onion
3/4 c heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 c chicken broth
3 oz shaved parmesan cheese
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
pinch of pepper
Directions:
While bacon is cooking in the microwave and spaghetti pieces are boiling, beat the eggs in a large bowl until frothy.  Cook spaghetti al dente and drain.  Pour into bowl of eggs and immediately begin tossing, the heat will cook the eggs.
In a large sauce pan, heat the oil and add the chicken cook for a few minutes and then add then peas, onions, and cook a few minutes longer.  Slowly add cream stirring.  Slowly add broth stirring again.  Heat for another five minutes under low heat.  Add the cheese, bacon, garlic, and pepper and stir until cheese is fully melted.  Add to the the spaghetti mixture, mix well, and serve hot.

My family loves this with focaccia bread with olive oil and italian herbs for dipping - just like in the restaurants!  It is also even better, if possible, the next day for lunch.


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3 comments:

Brandie said...

I only said to put it in the vault so we would not lose the recipe...I don't mind everyone sharing the enjoyment.

-Mike

Mandy said...
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Mandy said...

This looks really good! I will have to try it!