Chicken Bacon Carbonara Pasta - this is the BEST pasta I have ever eaten. Grilled chicken and bacon served over a creamy cheese sauce. Better than any restaurant! Super simple to make and tastes great! Chicken, bacon, red pepper flakes, garlic, pasta, cream cheese, heavy cream, eggs, parmesan, and black pepper. I wanted to lick the plate! Easy enough for a weeknight and fancy enough for a dinner party! #chicken #pasta #bacon
½poundbaconcooked and roughly chopped
½tspcrushed red pepper flakesor less if you don't want the heat
¼cupgrated parmesan cheese
¼tspground black pepper
2grilled chicken breastsliced (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.