Chicken & Bacon with Penne in Creamy Garlic Sauce

Diane Hopson Smith Recipe

By Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011

Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Stove Top

This grilled chicken and bacon with pasta in a creamy garlic sauce was a meal fit for a king. Just perfect for a father's day meal. I wanted a special dish and this was a hit!

Inspired from Plain Chicken Blog


3 to 4
boneless chicken breast
1 lb
bacon, fried and crumbled
1 lb
penne, cooked to directions
1 c
white wine
1/4 c
olive oil, extra virgin
2 clove
garlic, chopped
1 tsp
herbes de provence
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
white pepper
1 c
heavy cream
4 oz
cream cheese
1/2 c
parmesan cheese, grated
2 large
egg yolks
1 to 2 tsp
chives, dried
1 to 2 tsp
garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
1 to 2 tsp
red pepper flakes

Directions Step-By-Step

Combine ingredients for marinate in a ziploc bag or marinate container; add boneless chicken breast. Make sure chicken is coated well. Refrigerate over night or at least a couple of hours prior to grilling. You can grill the chicken outside over charcoal, on a gas grill or in a cast iron stove top grill. For this recipe I used my cast iron stove top grill.
Put water on stove to boil for pasta; add salt. Once water boils add pasta and cook according to directions on package.
Fry bacon. I cut up the bacon before frying.
Cut cream cheese up into small piece. Combine cream cheese and heavy cream in a small pan, simmer over low heat, stirring occassionally until cream cheese has melted.
Heat grill over medium high heat. Once good and hot, drain marinate off chicken and add chicken to hot grill, reduce heat to medium. Cook 5 to 7 minutes on each side or until chicken is done with no pink showing.
Once chicken is done, remove from pan and slice into bite size pieces. Return to pan, cover and keep warm over a low heat until ready to add to pasta.
Once cream cheese has melted; whisk in parmesan cheese, egg yolks, chives, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. NOTE: Don't worry about the raw egg yolk, it will cook in between this warm mixture and the hot pasta.
When pasta is done, drain reserving 1/2 cup of the hot liquid. Return pasta to pot and immediately add cream cheese mixture. Add some of the reserved water to loosen the sauce. Add chicken and bacon, toss to combine. Sprinkle top with some dried chives or fresh parsley and serve with a green salad and a roll. NOTE: if you feel you have too much chicken, store some in ziploc bag in the fridge to use in a salad for another day.
NOTE: I had four pots and pans on the stove all at one time. This dish goes fast once it gets going. I started heating the cast iron grill first and then I started my water for pasta, started melting the cream cheese in the heavy cream, started frying the bacon and added chicken to hot stove top grill. It seemed to all come together nicely in the end.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American

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Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011
Nov 21, 2014
It was pretty yummy....I added sun dried tomatoes (in oil) to the recipe today....It was our dinner tonight...:)
Andy Anderson ! WichitaChef
Nov 21, 2014
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Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011
Sep 15, 2014
So happy your family enjoyed it. Thank you for letting me know! One of my favorites! :)
Amy Tighe Fionna
Sep 15, 2014
Absolutely delicious! My husband and mother in law loved it! Along with me! Thankyou!