Chicken Carbonara

Chicken Carbonara

Ready in 45 minutes
4.3 avg, 116 review(s) 95% would make again

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Good, basic, savory dish. A bit salty for my taste but easy to make.

"This was a wonderful dinner but it is very fatty. So I added half and half with a little flour instead of heavy whipping cream and no salt because when you add bacon there is enough salt and half of the bacon it calls for also to add a great flavor and alittle spice I added lemon zest on the top with red pepper. It was fantastic. Tyr it, it is alittle better for you this way. One other thing I did was add whole wheat angel hair pasta instead of rice. HUMMMM Happy Cooking!!!"

- angabell


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2 packages Uncle Bens Garlic & Butter Rice
10 oz Bacon; 1 inch sliced
1 lb Chicken breast; boneless, skinless, sliced
1 teaspoon Garlic
1 cup Heavy cream
1 cup Frozen petite peas; thawed, drained
2 oz Parmesan cheese; shaved
3 Green onions; thinly sliced

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



1. Cook rice to package directions.

2. Cook bacon until crisp; drain off all but 2 tbsp. of drippings. Season chicken with salt and pepper as desired. Add chicken, saut until seared on all sides.

3. Add garlic and cream; simmer until it begins to thicken. Add peas, continue to cook until peas are heated through. Stir in enough cheese to thicken to sauce consistency.

4. Serve over rice; garnish with onion; top with cheese (if desired).


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Just after adding the chicken and bacon to the sauce. photo by sanjaykb sanjaykb

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"If you like it, you might also try this  Chicken a La King has a similar savory and rich creamy quality to it, though not quite as salty." stevemur stevemur

"A variation on this recipe  A simple dish at first glance, but this traditional recipe is deceptively complicated in its many levels of flavor." Firebyrd Firebyrd

"If you like it, you might also try this  A replica of the slightly spicy dish found in high-end restaurants, made at home so YOU control the kick of heat!" Firebyrd Firebyrd

"If you like it, you might also try this  Convenient refrigerated pizza crust is dressed up with a creamy Parmesan sauce and a topping of Monterey Jack cheese, bacon and green onions in this tasty recipe." Firebyrd Firebyrd

"Personally, I prefer making it this way  Bacon, alfredo and pasta--pretty much a match made in heaven! This recipe uses ready-made ingredients that you're likely to have on hand, too! It can be thrown together in a matter of minutes and is a great way to use leftover chicken (or even a rotisserie chicken). If you know that you will have a busy day, you can prep this meal in the morning and throw it in the oven right before you are ready to eat!" Firebyrd Firebyrd

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Very good! I used whole grain bow tie pasta instead of rice. We really enjoyed this....hubby said it tasted like something from Bertucci's.
mogriff1 4 months ago
Thank you Steve! I made this as written but I think for my personal pref I will make my own garlic butter rice because the uncle bens was too salty and when you combine that with salty bacon it didnt suit my palette. However, the recipe is very good for a simple savory dish, and it has bacon it it. Bacon is where its at!
lolagrass 5 months ago
Holy crap this is delicious...I used a full pack of applewood smoked bacon and more shaved Parmesan that recipe called for but otherwise follow directions. Instant signature recipe for guests when they come over for visits;)
uvgt16 7 months ago
Sorry this did not turn out right.
dawatha 1 year ago
tammyeberhart 1 year ago
Very tasty! I didnt have chicken but had the other ingredients. I wanted to use up leftover brown rice and turkey bacon. This was so easy to make! So flavorful...I'm sure it will be even better when I make it again with chicken added!
mogriff1 1 year ago
fivewoods 1 year ago
You can consider this an aggless carbonara as it has bacon in the pasta. carbonara refers to a pasta dish with egg and bacon. So it is nammed correcly. And the dish is absolutely simple goodness, thanks for sharing!!
zerach 1 year ago
Made this for dinner with a few substitutions. I used half and half and turkey bacon to make it a bit 'healthier' Even my boyfriend, who is extremely picky, said I could make this again.
Lizzylouw 1 year ago
Our 15 year old chose this recipe for her 'cooking dinner' night. It was easy and delicious! We will definately make this again, thanks for posting.
sharonullsperger 1 year ago
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