Easy and delicious weeknight dinner.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 10 minutes. Remove bacon from skillet with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Drain fat from skillet, reserving 2 tablespoons of the bacon drippings.

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  • Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon bacon drippings in the skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken breast halves in the bacon drippings until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 5 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Transfer to cutting board and tent with foil. Rest chicken for 5 minutes before slicing; set aside.

  • Heat remaining tablespoon bacon drippings in skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Cook and stir garlic and ground black pepper in skillet until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Pour wine into skillet; cook at a simmer until thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • Whisk Parmesan cheese and eggs together in a bowl. Slowly stream wine mixture into the Parmesan mixture while whisking continually.

  • Bring a large pot of generously salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Remove 1/2 cup of the water from the pot for later use.

  • Put the peas in a large colander. Drain the pasta in the colander with the peas. Return drained pasta and peas to the pot. Stir bacon, chicken, and wine mixture into the spaghetti. Thin sauce with reserved pasta water as desired.

Nutrition Facts

928 calories; protein 73.8g 148% DV; carbohydrates 94.3g 30% DV; fat 23.9g 37% DV; cholesterol 261.2mg 87% DV; sodium 1024.9mg 41% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (63)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2013
This was a really simple recipe and it was very rewarding. Loads of flavour. I used cut up leg meat. Like the idea of putting mushrooms in it. Thanks (Must stop eating it) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2016
Meh...not that impressed. I used roasted chicken meat and tossed it lightly with the bacon grease until it was hot. Used applewood smoked bacon and added mushrooms. Sauce was too thick and very grainy. I would recommend using only 3/4 - 1 cup of parmesan cheese and only 2 eggs. I would also thin it with either some chicken broth or water depending on your tastes. Read More
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79 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 53
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2013
This was a really simple recipe and it was very rewarding. Loads of flavour. I used cut up leg meat. Like the idea of putting mushrooms in it. Thanks (Must stop eating it) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2013
Wonderful! The sauce was very flavorful, I added an additional 1/4 cup of the white wine to thin the sauce and still needed the 1/2 cup reserved water - well worth the time!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2013
as Christina did, i cut up the chicken before i cooked it. this was pretty good. came out looking just like the picture. the ONLY thing i would try changing is to add some sliced white mushrooms when you saute the garlic. yumm! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2014
I used 3/4 of a cup of chicken broth in lieu of white wine. I also used a combination of bacon and pancetta. When the pasta was done, I used about 1/2 cup of the salted pasta water (still warm) to the sauce mixture to thin it out a bit more. Great flavor all around (I used a lot of black pepper because, well, I love it haha)! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/15/2016
Meh...not that impressed. I used roasted chicken meat and tossed it lightly with the bacon grease until it was hot. Used applewood smoked bacon and added mushrooms. Sauce was too thick and very grainy. I would recommend using only 3/4 - 1 cup of parmesan cheese and only 2 eggs. I would also thin it with either some chicken broth or water depending on your tastes. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2015
My Italian husband LOVED this as did my two kiddos. It is very filling and definately not for those counting their calories. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2014
Love this recipe!! I added mushrooms diced tomatoes & onion to the mix for more flavor and zest. The original sauce is amazing but I added a little Alfredo on top for added boost. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2013
Delicious! Very easy to make and had great flavor. I cut my chicken before cooking just to save myself a step later. This is a keeper YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2014
This recipe was excellent! I used bacon grease that I had saved from making bacon previously and turkey bacon bits to reduce the calorie count a little. Still it remained an extremely flavorful one-bowl meal. Read More
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