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chicken carbonara

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Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 30 minutes

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Serves 4

A luxuriously creamy dish, its very popular among friends and family!

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  • 250g chicken breast diced
  • streaky bacon chopped
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic peeled & crushed
  • 1 pot of creme fraiche 250 ml
  • a few table spoons of double cream
  • a few tea spoons of chicken granules
  • grated cheddar 100g
  • teaspoon of basil
  • a drop of vegetable oil
  • you favourite pasta shapes or Spaghetti 250g


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. In a pan of boiling water cook the pasta according to instructions. In the mean time, Heat the oil in a pan, fry the chicken, bacon, onion, garlic and basil for about 3-5 mins until the onion softens and the meat browns

  2. Turn the heat down to simmer and add the creme fraich, cream, and chicken stock. Ensure it isn't too hot or it may curdle. Simmer for 1-2 mins

  3. Remove from the heat and stir in 1/2 of the cheese. Drain the pasta leaving a small amount of water to keep it moist. Mix it all together and put in an oven proof dish. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top

  4. Bake in preheated oven until cheese has melted, serve with garlic bread

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20th Oct, 2017
Superb meal. There was quite a bit of fat from the cheese at the bottom of the dish but that can't be helped. Really enjoyed it
22nd Jan, 2017
A real family favourite
16th Sep, 2014
This was really lovely, easy and tasty!
5th May, 2014
Easy to do and tasted great :)
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