Bring home a taste of Italy today with our Chicken and Mushroom Carbonara recipe. Chicken and Mushroom Carbonara is surprisingly simple to prepare.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 6 servings
1/2 lb. spaghetti, uncooked
4 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
6 oz. (3/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, softened
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
1/2 lb. sliced fresh mushrooms
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1 cup frozen peas
1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
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Let's Make It
Cook spaghetti in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt. Meanwhile, cook and stir bacon in large skillet on medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet with slotted spoon, reserving 1 Tbsp. drippings in skillet. Drain bacon on paper towels.
Mix Neufchatel, milk and seasonings until blended. Add mushrooms to reserved bacon drippings in skillet; cook and stir 5 min. or until mushrooms are tender and most the liquid is cooked off. Add chicken; cook and stir 5 min. or until no longer pink. Stir in peas; cook 1 min. Add Neufchatel mixture; cook and stir 3 min. or until chicken is done and sauce is heated through.
Drain spaghetti, reserving 1/4 cup cooking water. Return spaghetti to pan. Add chicken mixture and bacon; mix lightly. Add reserved pasta cooking water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until sauce is of desired consistency. Top with Parmesan.
Carbonara is traditionally made with raw eggs that are thickened with the heat of the cooked pasta while tossing on low heat. There is a fine line between getting the eggs to a food safe temperature (165°F) and getting scrambled eggs (about 170°F) instead of carbonara. For that reason, we've made an easier alternative to carbonara using Neufchatel cheese. No risk of scrambled eggs here!
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 7g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 37g
Dietary Fibers 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
6 servings, 1 cup each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.