Copycat Olive Garden Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara

Recipe by E. Nigma
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 2-4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Whisk olive oil together with hot water, italian seasoning, and chopped garlic. Add the chicken strips and shrimp. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Combine 1 tablespoon Parmesan, mozzarella, panko, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and chopped parsley in a mixing bowl. Stir until well blended. Set aside.
  • Cook the pasta in salted boiling water according to package directions.
  • Melt 1/4 cup butter in saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and saute for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add flour and stir thoroughly with a whisk to prevent clumping. Add 1/2 cup Parmesan, heavy cream, milk, and bacon. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and allow to simmer. Taste and correct seasoning with salt and pepper.
  • Preheat large skillet. Saute bacon on medium heat until crispy and drain on paper towels. Pour off excess bacon fat. Add chicken to pan and saute for about 8 minutes until chicken is no longer pink. Add red peppers, bacon, and shrimp. Cook the shrimp about a minute or two on each side, until they curl and just turn pink.
  • Add sauce and stir everything together.
  • Plate pasta. Top with chicken, shrimp, and sauce mixture. Evenly distribute topping over top. Place in oven for a few minutes until topping is melted.
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