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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Fabulous Chicken Bacon Pasta

Chicken Bacon Pasta
inspired by Tasty Kitchen

I made this for my family the other night and it got rave review, even from my very picky 16 year old!
To lighten it up a bit I used a substitute for the heavy cream:
  • 3-4 cup skim milk and 1/3 cup I can't believe it's not butter buttermilk spray.
  • Let me know what you thought and any substitutions you used!  Enjoy!

  • 1/2 pound bacon, cooked and roughly chopped
    1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (or less if you don't want the heat)
    1 tsp garlic powder
    1/2 pound penne pasta
    1/2 cup heavy cream
    1/4 cup cream cheese
    1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
    2 whole eggs
    1/4 tsp ground black pepper
    2 grilled chicken breast, sliced (I marinated the chicken in Lawry's Garlic & Herb marinade)

    Cook the pasta in boiling salted water until done (according to package instructions).

    Place cream and cream cheese in a small saucepan. Heat over low until cream cheese is melted, and whisk until smooth. Remove from heat. Add the parmesan cheese, eggs, garlic powder, red pepper flakes and pepper and whisk until blended.

    Drain pasta (reserving 1/2 cup of hot water) and return to pot. Immediately add the white sauce and toss to coat. The hot pasta will cook the eggs. Stir in the bacon, and add some reserved pasta water to loosen the sauce.  Top with grilled chicken. 

    1 comment:

    1. This looks really good! I'm going to pin it and try later!!