Chicken Carbonara with Asparagus Nor's

Nor M.


I love Carbonara dishes. I decided to combine sun dried,tomatoes, and a lot of Garlic to it. All blended in to a cream sauce with Chicken,and Asparagus. It is a hit with my family. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

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30 Min


40 Min


Stove Top


2 lb
chicken tenders,or boneless breast cubed
1/2 lb
bacon cooked and crumbled
1 lb
penne pasta
bunch of asparagus ends cut on diagonal ,and in half
sun dried tomatoes packed in oil chopped
1/3 c
white cooking wine
large cloves of garlic chopped and divided
1/4 c
fine chopped onion
2 Tbsp
chopped fresh basil
2 tsp
dried parsley
1/2 tsp
dried oregano
1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper
3/4 - 1 tsp
1/2 tsp
black pepper
1 1/2 c
heavy cream
1/2 c
parmesan cheese,
egg yolks

Directions Step-By-Step

Cook the bacon,and set aside. Leave 2 tablespoons of bacon drippings in pan. Cut chicken in to cubes. Fry the chicken in the bacon fat. Sprinkle with garlic salt,and pepper. When almost cooked. add 1 clove of chopped garlic to pan to finish cooking chicken. Remove chicken from pan, and set aside.
In to the pan add the chopped onion. when onion is almost cooked through,add the 3 cloves of chopped garlic,and sun dried tomatoes. cook for one minute.
In a large kettle boil water and cook asparagus aldente. Do not over cook.
Remove asparagus with tongs to platter,and set aside. In to the water cook the Penne pasta aldente ( not soft) Drain pasta.
Add the white wine to the pan with the garlic and tomatoes. Cook stirring until wine is cooked down.
Add basil,Cayenne,oregano,parsley stir to combine.
whisk the egg in to the cream. whisk well. add the Parmesan cheese. Add to pan with the herb garlic mixture. Stir in the salt,and pepper.Bring to a boil and stir to thicken. Reduce to simmer. Add the chicken Coat well stirring to combine.
Pour sauce with chicken in to Penne pasta and coat well. Add the crumbled bacon,and asparagus. Coat to combine. Ready to serve. Enjoy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta, Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian