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Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara Recipe

Our chicken and shrimp carbonara recipe is one of the most famous dishes in Italian cuisine. It’s actually quick and easy to make.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken and shrimp carbonara, chicken and shrimp carbonara recipe, how to make chicken and shrimp carbonara
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 508kcal
Author: Luna Regina

Ingredients

  • 8 oz skinless boneless chicken breast sliced
  • 6 oz peeled deveined shrimp equals to 12 oz raw shrimp
  • 2.5 oz bacon cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika divided
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter divided
  • 12 oz cooked pasta
  • 1 tbsp garlic chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 4 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 0.25 oz shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Heat a pan over medium heat and add 2.5 oz bacon. Sauté for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Transfer the bacon to a bowl and set aside.
    Step 1: Sear the bacon.
  • Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in the same pan. Cook and stir 8 oz chicken breast with 1/2 tsp garlic powder, and 1/2 tsp paprika for 2 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a bowl and set aside.
    Step 2: Fry the chicken.
  • Add 6 oz shrimp, 1/2 tsp paprika, and 1/2 tbsp butter. Stir fry the shrimp for 2 minutes or until they are no longer white and translucent.
    Step 3: Fry the shrimp.
  • Stir in 12 oz pasta, 1 tbsp garlic, and 1/2 tbsp butter and cook for another 1 minute.
    Step 4: Add the pasta.
  • Pour in 1/2 cup chicken broth, 1/4 cup milk, and 4 tbsp heavy cream.
    Step 5: Pour in the dairy and broth.
  • Return the bacon to the pan. Season the pasta with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp black pepper and stir the mixture for 30 seconds.
    Step 6: Season the pasta.
  • Take off the heat. Add 2 large egg yolks and stir until well blended.
    Step 7: Stir in the eggs.
  • Add the cooked chicken and shrimp. Add 0.5 oz parmesan, 1 tsp lemon juice, and 2 tbsp chopped parsley.
    Step 8: Sprinkle with cheese and parsley.
  • Mix to coat and serve immediately.
    Step 9: Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 508kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 315mg | Sodium: 588mg | Potassium: 581mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 598IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 2mg