Easy Linguine Carbonara with Chicken

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recipe by Octopus Publishing www.octopusbooks.co.uk/

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    20mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    4
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    1829

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 May 3, 2019

Ingredients

  • Linguine icon
    Linguine
    500g
  • Chicken breast icon
    Chicken breast
    225g
  • Egg icon
    Egg
    50g
  • Crème fraîche icon
    Crème fraîche
    59g
  • Lemon icon
    Lemon
    29g
  • Lemon juice icon
    Lemon juice
    13g
  • Parmesan cheese icon
    Parmesan cheese
    709g
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed
  • Fresh chives icon
    Fresh chives
    6g

Tools

  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Large saucepan

Step preview

  1. Prep and set aside egg: beaten
  2. Prep and set aside parmesan cheese: grated
  3. Prep and set aside parmesan cheese: grated
  4. Prep and set aside fresh chives: chopped
  5. Get a clean large saucepan
  6. Add linguine
  7. Cook
  8. Drain
  9. Add cooked, torn chicken breast
  10. Add prepared egg
  11. Add crème fraîche
  12. Add zest of lemon
  13. Add lemon juice
  14. Add prepared parmesan cheese
  15. Add salt & pepper
  16. Stir
  17. Serve
  18. Sprinkle with prepared parmesan cheese
  19. Garnish with prepared fresh chives
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