A mouthwatering combination of creamy alfredo, chicken, and bacon in a hearty pasta dish. Creamy Pasta made to perfection and leaves you wanting more!
- YIELD: 6
- 5 strips bacon cooked and diced.
- 2 Chicken breasts -Grilled, Chicken striped up
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- 2 T Butter
- 3 cloves Garlic Fresh minced
- 3/4 Cup milk
- 1/4 Cup Heavy cream
- 1 cup Chicken broth
- 3 T flour
- 3/4 c Parmesan Shavings
- 2 T parsley
- 1-2 Cups Petite Sweet Peas (optional)
- 1 small box bowtie pasta
- Cook 5 strips of bacon and set aside
- Cook 2 chicken breasts in 2 Tablespoons butter with Salt and Pepper to taste.
- Set aside while you work on the sauce.
- Cook up your Bowtie noodles so they will be ready when the sauce is ready.
- Heat up the petite sweet peas
- Saute 3 cloves Garlic Freshly minced.
- Add Milk, heavy cream, chicken broth and Flour to the pan with the garlic and whisk until smooth.
- Cook on low heat until it thickens.
- Add in Parmesan shavings. If the sauce gets too thick, add a little more chicken broth.
- Add the drained bowtie pasta.
- Toss to cover the noodles completely.
- Dash in the parsley.
- Add more salt and pepper to taste preference.
- Cut up the chicken breasts and dice up the bacon and mix them together
- Add in the chicken, bacon, and warmed petite sweet peas to the sauce.
- Toss until all is covered in the sauce.
- Serve hot
- This recipe makes approximately 10-12 servings depending on how much you dish up in each bowl. We often have a little leftover after the adults and kids have had multiple servings – although their servings are smaller than a regular adult serving.
- For Weight Watchers measuring, divide into 6 equal servings. Not including the noodles, each serving is equal to 6 points plus for Weight Watchers. Read the full Blog article to discover Weight Watchers meal ideas using the creamy Chicken Carbonara sauce.
- The peas are completely optional. The original recipe didn’t use peas. I’ve since added them to the recipe and it was a huge success in our home. If you have picky eaters that won’t eat the peas, go ahead and leave them out. It still turns out fantastic.
- If you want a thicker creamy sauce, you can use 1 cup heavy cream instead of part cream and part milk.
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