Creamy Parmesan Carbonara Chicken is the ultimate twist! Crispy, golden chicken fillets in a carbonara-inspired sauce for a new favorite chicken recipe!

Creamy Parmesan Carbonara Chicken is the ultimate twist! Crispy, golden chicken fillets in a carbonara-inspired sauce for a new favorite chicken recipe!

Usually, a traditional carbonara sauce is made with reserved pasta water, eggs, and parmesan cheese, all mixed through cooked/warm pasta to create a creamy sauce. Even though this recipe contains NO EGG, I’ve kept all of your favorite carbonara flavors for when the craving hits!

Dying for a big, full bowl of pasta smothered in a carbonara sauce back then, I opted for something even better. Chicken. Beautiful, juicy golden chicken fillets, swimming in the most amazing creamy bacon ‘carbonara-inspired’ sauce. With this recipe, you can serve it with your favorite pasta, OR over rice or vegetables (cauliflower, broccoli or zucchini noodles go really well with this).

Serves: 4

Ingredients

For The Chicken

  • 2 large boneless and skinless chicken breasts, halved horizontally to make 4 filets
  • 2 heaping tablespoons flour (all purpose or plain)
  • 3 tablespoons finely grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Cracked pepper

For The Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons butter (or sub with oil)
  • 8-ounces | 250 grams bacon, trimmed of fat and cut into strips (I use shortcut bacon in Australia)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 6 large cloves garlic, minced or finely chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups half and half (or use reduced fat cream or evaporated milk)*
  • ½ cup finely grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon cornstarch (cornflour) mixed with 2 teaspoons of water

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