Chicken Carbonara


This chicken carbonara is simply delicious!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
8 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package spaghetti

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 1 (4 ounce) package pancetta bacon, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 ½ cups whipping cream

  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • 8 large egg yolks

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley

  • 4 cups shredded cooked chicken

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain.

  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large, heavy frying pan over medium heat. Add pancetta and garlic; saute until brown and crisp, about 8 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool slightly.

  3. Whisk cream, Parmesan, egg yolks, basil, and parsley together in a large bowl until well blended.

  4. Stir chicken into the pancetta mixture until combined. Add cooked spaghetti and cream mixture. Toss over medium-low heat until chicken is heated through and sauce forms a thick coating over the spaghetti, about 4 minutes. Do not boil or the eggs will scramble. Season with salt and pepper and transfer to a large, wide serving bowl.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

715 Calories
43g Fat
45g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 715
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 43g 56%
Saturated Fat 23g 114%
Cholesterol 373mg 124%
Sodium 353mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 208mg 16%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 415mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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