Creamy Chicken And Bacon Pasta


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AuthorEwaCategory, , , DifficultyIntermediate

Creamy Chicken And Bacon Pasta is rich, delicious, and super simple to make. Just perfect for all these days when you want to eat something easy and quick, yet comforting and satisfying. A beautiful pasta recipe that you'll love!

Yields2 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time20 mins

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 180 g Spaghetti (or other favourite pasta)
 1 Small chicken breast
 150 g Smoked bacon
 2 Garlic cloves (minced)
 ½ Onion (preferably white)
 ½ cup Freshly grated parmesan (or grana padano)
 ½ cup Heavy cream
 ½ cup Pasta cooking water
 Butter (1 or 2 tsp)
 1 pinch Dried herbs such as thyme, basil, rosemary
 Salt and black pepper, to taste
 1 pinch Chili flakes (optional)
To serve
 Fresh parsley (finely chopped)
 Freshly grated parmesan (or grana padano)

1

Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add pasta and cook for the time written in the instructions MINUS 2 minutes (it will finish cooking in the sauce). Drain reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water.

2

Meanwhile, cut chicken breast into bite-size chunks. Season with salt and pepper and set aside. Chop bacon.

3

Heat a large pan over medium heat. Add chopped bacon and fry until crispy.

4

Add 1-2 tsp of butter. Add chicken and cook for 4 minutes, stirring often.

5

Add onion, garlic and cook for 2 minutes more, until soft.

6

Add cream, reserved water from cooking pasta, and parmesan. Mix together, season with herbs, pepper, and optionally with chili flakes.

7

Bring to the boil and simmer over medium-low heat for around 2 minutes. When the sauce starts to thicken, add pasta.

8

Toss together and simmer for 2 minutes more. Do this step until you get the sauce consistency you want. If your sauce gets too thick, add a splash of water.

9

Serve!

Ingredients

 180 g Spaghetti (or other favourite pasta)
 1 Small chicken breast
 150 g Smoked bacon
 2 Garlic cloves (minced)
 ½ Onion (preferably white)
 ½ cup Freshly grated parmesan (or grana padano)
 ½ cup Heavy cream
 ½ cup Pasta cooking water
 Butter (1 or 2 tsp)
 1 pinch Dried herbs such as thyme, basil, rosemary
 Salt and black pepper, to taste
 1 pinch Chili flakes (optional)
To serve
 Fresh parsley (finely chopped)
 Freshly grated parmesan (or grana padano)

Directions

1

Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add pasta and cook for the time written in the instructions MINUS 2 minutes (it will finish cooking in the sauce). Drain reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water.

2

Meanwhile, cut chicken breast into bite-size chunks. Season with salt and pepper and set aside. Chop bacon.

3

Heat a large pan over medium heat. Add chopped bacon and fry until crispy.

4

Add 1-2 tsp of butter. Add chicken and cook for 4 minutes, stirring often.

5

Add onion, garlic and cook for 2 minutes more, until soft.

6

Add cream, reserved water from cooking pasta, and parmesan. Mix together, season with herbs, pepper, and optionally with chili flakes.

7

Bring to the boil and simmer over medium-low heat for around 2 minutes. When the sauce starts to thicken, add pasta.

8

Toss together and simmer for 2 minutes more. Do this step until you get the sauce consistency you want. If your sauce gets too thick, add a splash of water.

9

Serve!

Creamy Chicken And Bacon Pasta

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