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Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"My wife and I went to that popular Italian-American restaurant chain for dinner recently, and I had their shrimp and chicken carbonara. It was absolutely delicious and I thought, 'What the heck, I'll try making this at home.' I found a few recipes online, but none grabbed me. After studying several recipes, I came up with this recipe on my own. It's fairly simple to make, and my wife said it was better than the original."
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1 h servings 956
Original recipe yields 6 servings (6 plates)


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  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Cook and stir chicken with 1 tablespoon garlic and 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning, until cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer chicken to a bowl and set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon garlic and 1 tablespoon olive oil in the same pan. Fry shrimp until red on the outside and white on the inside, 6 to 8 minutes. Place with the chicken.
  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. Cook linguine at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain.
  4. Add bacon to the pan; cook until just crispy, not crunchy, about 6 minutes. Drain on 2 paper towels. Saute onion in the bacon grease until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  5. While onion is sauteeing, mix cream, Parmesan cheese, egg yolks, salt, pepper, and remaining Italian seasoning together in a bowl.
  6. Pour wine into the pan with the onions. Increase heat and bring to a boil. Cook until wine is mostly evaporated, about 2 minutes. Add the creamy egg mixture and reduce heat. Simmer until sauce begins to thicken, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the chicken and shrimp; mix to coat. Serve on top of pasta.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Spaghetti or fettuccine pasta also work.
  • Optional: Serve with bread sticks, Italian salad, and your favorite white wine.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 956 calories; 54 66.3 50.7 407 918 Full nutrition

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I didn’t use as many egg yolks. I also added red peppers because I had some on hand As well as mushrooms

I added pea and mushrooms and didn't have wine, but it still turned out great!

I had always wanted to make a Carbonara dish and I saw this recipe some time ago and decided to try it tonight. I followed the directions exactly. I found it pretty easy to make honestly. ...