30 Minute One Pot Carbonara with Chicken

For the full experience, make this recipe with the Drop Recipes app.

recipe by Octopus Publishing https://octopusbooks.co.uk/

  • Time icon
    Total Time
  • Serves icon
  • Calories icon
based on 8 ratings

Cooking carbonara is like magic. The heat from the pasta gently cooks the egg mixture to create a silky, luxurious sauce. Here we added leftover chicken, but feel free to use cooked bacon or ham instead, or skip the meat step altogether.

recipe updated Jun 8, 2020


  • Egg icon
    1 (about 50 g)
  • Parmesan cheese icon
    Parmesan cheese
    354.69 g (about 2 ¼ cups)
  • Fresh chives icon
    Fresh chives
    2 tbsp (about 6 g)
  • Linguine icon
    500 g (about 4 ¾ cups)
  • Chicken breast icon
    Chicken breast
    2 (about 225 g)
  • Crème fraîche icon
    Crème fraîche
    ¼ cup (about 60 g)
  • Lemon icon
    ½ (about 29 g)
  • Lemon juice icon
    Lemon juice
    1 tbsp (about 13.5 g)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed


  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Large saucepan

Step preview

  1. Add linguine to a clean large saucepan
  2. Cook
  3. Drain
  4. Add chicken breast, egg, crème fraîche, lemon, lemon juice, parmesan cheese and salt & pepper to the pasta
  5. Stir
  6. Serve
  7. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese
  8. Garnish with fresh chives
Open in app

Download the free Drop Recipes app to follow this recipe step by step in your kitchen.