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Creamy Chicken, Bacon & Mushroom Carbonara

Creamy Chicken & Bacon Carbonara

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author laurel

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb spaghetti
  • 1/4 cup parmesan, shredded
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 5 slices bacon
  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped and divided
  • 1/2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Bring pot of water to boil over high heat. Add pasta & cook until al dente or your likeness of cooked.

  2. Into a bowl add eggs, heavy cream, salt, pepper, 3/4 tbsp parsley, & parmesan. Whisk until all ingredients are combined.  Set aside until needed.

  3. In a pan, add 5 slices of bacon & cook evenly on both side. About 2 minutes on each side until crispy. Set aside. When cool, crumble into large pieces.

  4. Leave some bacon grease in pan & add diced onions. Cook for 3-4 minutes until begins to soften. Add in mushrooms, cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. Finally add garlic and cook until fragrant. 

  5. Dice your cooked chicken into thick cubes. Add to pan and allow to warm. Finally add cooked pasta into pan.

  6. Turn your stove heat to low. Pour the "egg mixture" into pan and mix until all ingredients are combined. **

  7. When all ingredients have warmed, add your bacon back into the pan. Garnish with pepper, parsley & parmesan. Serve & enjoy!

Recipe Notes

**Make sure you do not leave your pan on high heat, the egg mixture WILL begin to cook itself which will change the taste of the meal