Chicken Carbonara Recipe

Chicken, veggies and bowtie pasta drenched in a creamy cheesy sauce makes this a perfect 30-minute weeknight meal.
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  • Ready in: 30 minutes
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Chill/Cook time: 20 minutes
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  • Servings: 6

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  • 1 (12 ounce) package farfelle (bowtie) pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into ¾-inch cubes), seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 cups frozen peas, mixed vegetables or chopped broccoli
  • 1¼ cups milk
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

cooking methods

  • Stovetop


  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions to al dente. Drain, rinse and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add seasoned chicken and 2 tablespoons Onion Onion™ Seasoning. Sauté until chicken is no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to medium. Stir in cream cheese, milk, pepper, remaining 1 tablespoon Onion Onion™ Seasoning and frozen vegetables; simmer 4-5 minutes.
  4. Stir in pasta and Parmesan cheese; cook until heated through. Salt and pepper as desired.

Makes servings.

Serve with a green salad.

Make Ahead & Freeze: Prepare step 1; combine with 2 teaspoons oil and Parmesan cheese in a gallon freezer bag. Combine step 2 ingredients in a quart freezer bag. Combine step 3 ingredients except milk in a quart freezer bag. Place all bags in a gallon freezer bag. Seal well, label and freeze. Thaw completely. Continue with step 2.

Tip: If reheating, add a little milk for creaminess.

Nutrition per Serving: Calories: 520 Total Fat: 21g Sat. Fat: 10g Cholest: 105mg Sodium: 490mg Carbs: 52g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 9g Protein: 32g

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a Keeper! While making this, Hubby said "WoW! Sure smells good!" Lots of complements during dinner, Followed up with "Oh Man! You can make that again!" Thinking definitely a freeze ahead meal! I did use TS garlic olive oil, TS season salt, TS pepper and added 1 tablespoon Bacon Bacon .. So Yummy!
Date published: 2021-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yum! This was surprisingly delicious. I had never made a carbonara before, but I will definitely be making this recipe again!
Date published: 2018-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious & easy freezer meal! I prepared this recipe and put it in my freezer. When I was ready to make it, I thawed the zip-lock bag, and it only took me 15 minutes to make this delicious meal! I will be making it again!
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dinner This was an easy quick dinner & it was delicious! A keeper
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Prefect weeknight dinner! This quick and easy meal is perfect for any night. We subbed out broccoli for peas and added sun dried tomatoes for color. The whole family loved it.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great food for the family!!! My family really loved this, and it was very easy to make! Would definitely make it again!!
Date published: 2016-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious dinner Very easy to make and delicious! Even Mr. Skeptical loved it!
Date published: 2016-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gonna add to regular routine This is excellent. I added chopped real bacon on the top of each serving. I've never had Chicken Carbonara without bacon before, so it was a great addition!
Date published: 2016-08-21
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