Chicken carbonara recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 5mins to prepare, 15mins to cook
  • 531 calories / serving
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This easy to make pasta dish is rich and creamy, and perfect if you're craving a big bowl of pasta. Tender chicken pieces replace bacon in a twist on the traditional carbonara recipe. 

  1. Cook the linguine according to pack instructions in a large pan of salted boiling water. Drain, reserving a little of the cooking water, and return immediately to the pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the chicken, then stir through the egg yolk, crème fraiche, finely grated zest of the whole lemon and the juice of half.
  3. Stir together until a smooth sauce forms, adding a little of the cooking water if the pasta looks dry. Spoon into serving bowls and the scatter over the basil to serve. 

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  • Ingredients

  • 400g (13oz) linguine
  • 200g (7oz) cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 5tbsp crème fraiche
  • 1 lemon
  • Handful basil, chopped
  • Energy 2235kj 531kcal 27%
  • Fat 13g 18%
  • Saturates 6g 32%
  • Sugars 3g 3%
  • Salt 0.1g 2%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 72.9g Protein 28.4g Fibre 4.1g


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