Carbonara Chicken Risotto

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Chicken in a lucious cream sauce flavored with bacon and Parmesan cheese served over herbed rice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook rice according to package directions.
  2. Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp, remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  3. Season chicken with salt and pepper, brown on all sides in 2 tbls of the bacon drippings.
  4. Add garlic and cream, simmer until cream begins to thicken.
  5. Add peas and simmer until peas are heated through.
  6. Reduce heat to low, add 3/4 of the cheese, stir until melted, add the remaining cheese if needed to thicken the sauce.
  7. Serve over risotto, top with bacon and extra cheese if desired.


Most Helpful

MMMM mmmm good! When I sat down and put the first bite of this in my mouth, I was shocked and amazed that something so good had actually been made in my kitchen! The only subtitutions I made were to use brown rice, and mushrooms instead of peas. thumbs up!

thorn December 29, 2003

UB HR rice not available, so pkg. size would be helpful. 10 oz. bacon a bit overwhelming, suggest 8 oz. Sauce is wonderful so would increase cream & garlic 50%. Parm cheese (grated)in tablespoons would also be helpful.

Bob Kaysen January 22, 2008

Awesome recipe, but I HATE (hate) peas so I substitute in broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, spinach, mushrooms and baby corn (whatever is available really). I also cook the rice is chicken broth, which is one bouillon cube per cup of rice.

Veluet June 16, 2006

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