Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Chicken Carbonara

I have been searching for a good Carbonara Recipe since I can remember!  After much searching and not finding anything that I was very pleased with, I decided to make up my own and the results I must say were quite good!

I wanted something a bit spicy but full of flavor and I feel that this was the best of both worlds.  If your not a spicy fan, that's totally fine just omit that part and I think you should still have great results!

2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts 
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1 pound Linguine Noodles
4 cloves garlic (minced)
1/2 of a red onion (diced)
1/2 cup bacon (diced)
4 (oz) jar diced sun-dried tomatoes
1/2 cup mushrooms (sliced)
2 whole eggs
1/2 cup Smoked white cheddar (shredded)(should be able to find this in your cheese section of your local grocery store)
1/4 cup white cheddar (shredded)
1/4 cup parmesan cheese (shredded & divided)
1 cup chicken Stock
1/2 cup Heavy Cream
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp. Ground black pepper
salt to taste

Place the olive oil into a large saute pan over medium heat.  Place the diced onion into the oil and saute for a few minutes.  Add in the chopped up bacon and stir till the bacon is slightly crisp.  Toss in the minced garlic and stir till the garlic becomes fragrant.  Remove from heat and place onto a paper towel lined plate.

Return the pan to medium heat and add the diced chicken to the bacon grease and cook till no longer pink in the center (about 8-10 minutes).  While the chicken is cooking, bring a large pot of water to a boil and toss the linguine in the boiling water and cook for 8 minutes (till al dente).

While the noodles/chicken are cooking, take a large bowl, one that the pasta will be served in, and crack both of the eggs into it.  Whisk together the eggs, pepper, cheese, and cayenne pepper.  Set aside.

When the chicken is done cooking, remove it from the pan.  Place the pan back over the heat for 30 seconds then add in the chicken broth (it may sizzle a bit but that's what you are going to want. It will pick up all the yummy bits of bacon and flavor on the pan and add it to the sauce.  To the broth, add back the onion/bacon mixture, toss in the sliced mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, and the heavy cream and let simmer for a few minutes.

As soon as the noodles are done cooking, drain any excess water, and immediately add the HOT noodles to the egg mixture and give it a good toss.  When the vegetables and broth are done simmering, pour over the noodles, throw in the chicken and stir till all is well combined.  Top with parsley and freshly grated parmesan cheese  Enjoy!


  1. This looks wonderful! I love Carbonara, I'll have to give your recipe a try.

  2. Muriel this looks absolutely AMAZING! I am printing this recipe and making very very soon! ( I swear I think from your blog alone I have about 20 recipes I want to make asap!!)

  3. DIVINE and tasty! Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. holy carbo load- i need this! your photo has my mouth watering!

  5. Thanks everyone! And Holly right back at ya! I have soooooo many of your recipes bookmarked!

  6. I've been wanting to make Chicken Carbonara for a while now... this looks sooo good!

  7. Oh my gosh - Book. Marked. I just died and went to heaven.


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