30 Minute One Pot Carbonara with Chicken

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

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based on 6 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 (50g)
  • Parmesan cheese icon
    Parmesan cheese
    709g (about 4¾ cups)
  • Fresh chives icon
    Fresh chives
    2 tbsp (about 2)
  • Linguine icon
    500g (about 4¾ cups)
  • Chicken breast icon
    Chicken breast
    2 (225g)
  • Crème fraîche icon
    Crème fraîche
    4 tbsp (59g)
  • Lemon icon
    about ½ unit (29g)
  • Lemon juice icon
    Lemon juice
    1 tbsp (13g)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed


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  • kCook icon Large saucepan

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  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
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