Creamy chicken carbonara

Creamy chicken carbonara


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About this recipe: This is not a proper carbonara but its so tasty!!!

jeanie77 London, England, UK

Serves: 2 

  • 1/2 500g packet penne pasta
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 6 mushrooms, chopped
  • fresh parsley or dried parsley
  • 1 carton of cream
  • 1 packet of grated parmesan cheese (they have it in tescos)
  • pinch of salt

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

  1. Boil a pot of water. Add half a bag of penne pasta to boiling water. Bring back to the boil and cook for 10 mins. You want the pasta to be al dente. Add a pinch of salt if you want and drain.
  2. Take a non stick pan and heat the olive oil, fry the chicken on a med to high heat turning occasionally.
  3. Once all the chicken has turned white add the garlic, black pepper and onion, stirring all the time. Once the onions start to soften add the pepper and mushrooms and again keep stirring. Once the chicken and vegetables have been frying for about 10 mins lower the heat. Be careful not to allow the peppers and mushrooms to overcook; the peppers should still be a bit crunchy.
  4. Once the temperature of the food has lowered pour over the cream - use it all!!! This is so fattening but who cares - make sure the heat has lowered otherwise the cream could curdle on you.
  5. Mix all the ingredients on a low heat once the cream starts to simmer add the parsley, then add all the cheese, it should melt in as you add it again keep mixing the mixture.
  6. Allow to simmer for around 5 mins on the low heat, once your pasta is cooked, drain the pasta and add to the chicken and cream sauce mix completely, and serve on a large plate. You can more black pepper if you wish.

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Reviews (34)


Sorry but how many ml is the carton of cream used here? - 22 Feb 2012


Agorgeous recipe,which the family loved.Was wondering if anybody knew if it would be still be nice to make it with creme fraiche for a healthier option? - 31 Mar 2009


i make something similar but instead of cream i use a white sauce using carrs sauce flour, spoon of low fat butter and semi skimmed milk. - 22 Jun 2010

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