Chicken Carbonara

Chicken Carbonara
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 419.0
  • Total Fat: 34.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 255.9 mg
  • Sodium: 542.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
  • Protein: 17.0 g

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Number of Servings: 10


    2 teaspoons olive oil
    3 ounces thinly sliced pancetta, chopped
    2 teaspoons minced garlic
    2 1/2 cups whipping cream
    1 cup freshly grated Parmesan
    8 large egg yolks
    1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
    1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
    1 pound whole wheat spaghetti pasta
    4 cups coarsely shredded chicken (from 1 roasted chicken)
    Freshly ground black pepper
    1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
    1 tablespoon finely grated lemon peel


Heat the oil in a heavy large frying pan over medium heat. Add the pancetta and garlic and saute until it is brown and crisp, about 8 minutes. Cool slightly.

In a large bowl, whisk together the cream, cheese, yolks, basil, and parsley to blend.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the spaghetti and cook until it is just tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Drain.

Add the chicken to the pan with the pancetta and stir to combine. Next, add the spaghetti squash and the cream mixture and toss over medium-low heat until the chicken is heated through and the sauce coats the spaghetti thickly, about 4 minutes (do not boil or you might end up scrambling the eggs). Season the pasta, to taste, with pepper and salt if needed (the pancetta will likely add all the salt you need). Transfer the pasta to a large wide serving bowl. Sprinkle the pecans and lemon zest over, and serve.

Serving Size: Makes 10 1/2 cup servings

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LAC936.