Easy Chicken Carbonara Pasta Recipe

Chicken Carbonara Recipe

Chicken Carbonara is a creamy, sinful and indulgent dish. Made with egg yolks and loads of cream, this recipe can easily be a staple comfort food of the family!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Chicken Carbonara
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 739 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion finely diced
  • 1/2 cup diced bacon
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups cooked chicken shredded
  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly grated Parmesan
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 8 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley leaves chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Chopped parsley
  • Grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook pasta per package directions, aiming for al dente.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks, cream, parmesan cheese, lemon zest, oregano, basil, and parsley until combined.
  3. Place a large frying pan over medium heat and add olive oil. Once hot, add diced bacon, and cook until crispy, for about 4-5 minutes.
  4. Add onion and garlic and continue to cook and stir for another 2 minutes.
  5. Add the chicken to the pan, toss and stir and cook for 4-5 minutes, until the chicken is warm.
  6. Reduce heat to low-medium and add the spaghetti to the pan, toss to combine and pour the cream mixture on top. Toss again to combine and ONLY cook for about 4-5 minutes. Cooking longer will make the eggs turn into scrambled eggs.
  7. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper.
  8. Garnish with parsley, more grated parmesan cheese and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Carbonara Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 739 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 354mg118%
Sodium 655mg28%
Potassium 674mg19%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 50g100%
Vitamin A 865IU17%
Vitamin C 2.8mg3%
Calcium 520mg52%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.