Friday, November 8, 2013

Easy Chicken Carbonara

This little recipe was born out of sheer desperation and then inspiration. ;) One night I had nothing planned for supper. I’m not exactly the most organized person (except when hanging my laundry on the clotheslines!), so some nights are like this. So I was looking through Midge the fridge, seeing what we had in there and hoping a meal might just present itself. And it did, sort of.

I saw bacon and garlic, and I had already been ready to resort to pasta something if I didn’t have anything else, and in a flash Chicken Carbonara came to mind. I had eaten it twice from a pizza place several years ago, and I remembered basically what was in it, so I thought I’d give it a whirl. It was so good, and the kids loved it! This is the quickie version, using 2 packages of Knorr Pasta Sides, the Fettuccini Alfredo. Yes, I could have made an alfredo sauce from scratch, but I had the 2 packages (only $1 each!) and figured this was one less step in the cooking process.

So, enough of the chitchat; let’s get cooking!

First, you’ll need to sauté your chicken breast in a skillet with a little oil.

And get the bacon fried up. When both of these are done, cube the chicken and chop up the bacon.

While both of those are cooking, you can dice the onions and red bell peppers. And mince the garlic, or use a garlic press when it’s time.

In a large saucepan, put the milk, water, butter, diced tomatoes, onions, peppers, and minced garlic. Bring to a boil.

Open the two packages of Knorr Pasta Sides Fettuccini Alfredo and set aside.

When the contents of the saucepan are boiling, add the pasta mix and stir well. Turn the heat down to a simmer and cook for 7 minutes or until tender, as it states on the back of the package of pasta. Stir frequently.

                        Add the chicken and bacon…

…and cook for another minute or two to heat them through.

Let stand for a few minutes, just like it says on the pasta package, to thicken a little more, if needed. It may not need it at all. Serve and savor the flavors. Enjoy! ~TMMF

Easy Chicken Carbonara

2 pkgs. Fettucini Alfredo mix
2 c. milk
1 1/4 c. water
2 Tbl. Butter
1 sm can diced tomatoes (15 oz)
½ lb. bacon
1-2 chicken breasts
½ sm Vidalia onion
½ sm sweet red pepper
1 large clove garlic, minced

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