Sunday, September 7, 2014

Chicken Bacon Pasta

So D and I saw this recipe and wanted it but oh the ingredients!  Half-pound of bacon, heavy cream and cream cheese?  We both decided to have it after a long run because it had to be so much.  Well, I built it and although high, I was surprised it was lower in calories than I expected.

It had a lot of flavor and was creamy.  I would have again.  We had no side.

Chicken Bacon Pasta

Photo by ALB

Servings: 4
From Plain Chicken

1/2 pound bacon, cooked and roughly chopped
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 pound penne pasta
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup cream cheese (used light)
1/4 cup shredded 5-Blend Italian Cheese
2 whole eggs
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
2 grilled chicken breast, sliced (14 oz, raw)

Cook the pasta in boiling salted water until done (according to package instructions).

Place cream and cream cheese in a small saucepan. Heat over low until cream cheese is melted, and whisk until smooth. Remove from heat. Add the parmesan cheese, eggs, garlic powder, red pepper flakes and pepper and whisk until blended.

Drain pasta (reserving 1/2 cup of hot water) and return to pot. Immediately add the white sauce and toss to coat. The hot pasta will cook the eggs. Stir in the bacon, and add some reserved pasta water to loosen the sauce. Top with grilled chicken.

Nutritional Information (from My Fitness Pal)
Calories: 627; Fat:30; Carbs: 46; Protein: 42; Sodium: 392; Fiber: 2

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