I'm linking up with Kelly's Korner today to share my favorite main dish recipe. Anytime we went to an Italian restaurant, my husband always ordered chicken carbonera. I got the idea to try and learn how to make it at home for him. I found this recipe and gave it a try. It turned out to be a family favorite and is one of our regular dinners. If you like it more pasta like, just use less broth. If you like it more soupy, add a little more. You can also add more peas or bacon. depending on how your family likes it!
4 slices cooked bacon, chopped (I use turkey bacon)
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
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!