Awesome Spaghetti Carbonara W/ Chicken

Total Time
50mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
30 mins

This is a variation of a chicken carbonara dish from Carrabbas. For the best flavor use freshly grated parmesan cheese.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Add shallots and garlic and saute for about 5 minutes until starting to get soft.
  3. Meanwhile cook pasta according to box directions.
  4. Add mushrooms, prosciutto and chicken. Cook for 5-10 minutes until chicken is cooked through.
  5. Meanwhile whisk egg yolks together with the heavy whipping cream and parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  6. During the last minute of the pasta cooking, add in the frozen peas.
  7. Remove the pasta from heat. Drain for about 5 seconds and put into warmed serving bowl.
  8. Pour prosciutto mixture into pasta and toss.
  9. Immediately pour egg mixture over hot pasta. The heat from the pasta will cook the eggs. Toss well to combine.
  10. Allow to sit for approximately 5 minutes before serving to thicken.
  11. Sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese and serve.
Most Helpful

5 5

Really yummy! Made the recipe exactly as written (used fresh mushrooms since the recipe didn't specify). My whole family enjoyed it. I will be making it again soon.

5 5

I had always thought carbonara was frozen and came in a flattish plastic container with a cardboard top that's to be peeled away 1" from the corner before microwaving. Made for Mediterranean Photo Tag. (Man, I forgot the peas.)

5 5

Originally rated on 4/7/09 - This recipe made it into my book#266453. We LOVED this recipe!! My daughter's favorite meal is pasta carbonara, but my husband always feels cheated because there isn't much meat. This is the perfect compromise! I only made one change to the recipe, due to our personal preferences. I started the recipe off by frying up about 8 oz. of regular bacon (cut into bite-sized pieces), then adding the garlic, shallots and proceeding with the recipe. We enjoy the flavor of bacon more than prosciutto. The outcome was sooooooooooooo delicious. I loved the addition of peas and chicken, which really made this a complete meal. Fantastic. Simple. Delicious. 10 stars, if I could. ~Made for Spring 2009 Pick-A-Chef~