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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 363.3
  • Total Fat: 5.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 173.8 mg
  • Sodium: 585.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 46.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.5 g
  • Protein: 36.3 g

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Unchained Recipe: Chicken Carbonara

Submitted by: HUSKERSALAD
Unchained Recipe:  Chicken Carbonara

Introduction

Olive Garden has a tempting Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara, but it has over 1400 calories and 3 grams of sodium. With stats like these, I could only afford a tiny taste and I want to enjoy the whole dish.

While the original dish has shrimp, I want to simplify the preparation by limiting the proteins. Ronzoni Smart Taste pasta is a good compromise between whole grain pasta and white flour pasta. The egg substitute can be replaced with egg whites you don't keep both whole eggs and egg substitute at home.
Olive Garden has a tempting Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara, but it has over 1400 calories and 3 grams of sodium. With stats like these, I could only afford a tiny taste and I want to enjoy the whole dish.

While the original dish has shrimp, I want to simplify the preparation by limiting the proteins. Ronzoni Smart Taste pasta is a good compromise between whole grain pasta and white flour pasta. The egg substitute can be replaced with egg whites you don't keep both whole eggs and egg substitute at home.

Number of Servings: 2

Ingredients

    1 ounce dried mushrooms
    6 ounces chicken breast tenders
    1 teaspoon salt free Italian seasoning
    cooking spray
    4 ounces Ronzoni Smart Taste Spaghetti or preferred whole-grain/whole-grain blend pasta
    1 1/2 ounces Canadian-style bacon slices
    1 each large egg
    1/8 cup Egg Beaters® 99% egg substitute
    black pepper, to taste
    2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
    1/2 cup jarred roasted red peppers, drained and sliced

Directions

1. Start water to boil for pasta.

2. Pulverize the dried mushrooms using a Vita-Mix blender or your food processor. It should be a mix of powdery texture and little bits when ready.

3. Combine ground mushrooms with salt free Italian seasoning blend in a shallow bowl or zip-top bag.

4. Coat chicken with mushroom-seasoning mix.

5. Heat saute pan treated with cooking spray to medium heat. Add chicken and cook thoroughly, turning over once.

6. While the chicken is cooking, start the pasta and then dice the Canadian-style bacon into confetti-sized pieces.

7. Mix the egg and egg substitute in a mixing bowl that is large enough to accommodate the pasta, set aside.

8. When the chicken is done, allow it to rest on a plate. Add the Canadian-style bacon to the saute pan (cover with a lid!) and allow the pieces to heat through and darken a bit. Remove from heat.

9. Drain the pasta and add to the egg mixture waiting in the bowl. Toss to mix. The pasta needs to go quickly from the cooking water to the eggs so it will be hot enough to cook the egg mixture.

10. Season with Canadian-style bacon, black pepper, and Parmesan cheese. Add red pepper strips. Toss to mix.

11. Divide the pasta between two plates and place the chicken tenders on top of each.

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MEGOOLA.






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