Clean Eating Chicken & Bacon Carbonara

Craving that creamy pasta but don’t want to waste 1000 odd kcals of your daily intake on the restaurant version?

This is the perfect option for you and ideal for a post workout meal with pasta being the  complex carbohydrate and the chicken and bacon providing the protein needed to repair the muscles after a tough session!

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 chicken breasts
  • 100g bacon, chopped small
  • 200g tagliatelle pasta
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 egg
  • 150g cream cheese (low fat philadelphia)
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • reserve 1/2 cup of the drained pasta water

Directions (Serves 3 portions):

  1. . Cook pasta as per instructions (around 8 mins). Drain pasta and keep 1/2 cup of drained water aside. Put pasta in pot and set aside.
  2. While pasta is cooking, whisk egg and cream cheese together until smooth. Add the parmesan and set aside.
  3. Heat a pan over a medium heat and onions & bacon. Fry until bacon is crispy then add garlic and chicken until chicken is cooked.
  4. Reduce heat and pour cream cheese mixture into the pan while stirring quickly and gently until mixed through.
  5. Continue stirring gently and adding the reserved water bit by bit until sauce has cooked and thickened.
  6. Add the sauce mixture to the pasta and toss until covered. Add more water if needed.

Let me know if you give it a try! Don’t forget to tag me on instagram! #caloriesandcarbs¬†

 

 

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