Dying for a big, total bowl of pasta smothered inward a carbonara sauce dorsum then, I opted for something fifty-fifty better. Chicken. Beautiful, juicy golden chicken fillets, swimming inward the most amazing creamy bacon ‘carbonara-inspired’ sauce. With this recipe, you lot tin sack serve it alongside your favourite pasta, OR over rice or vegetables (cauliflower, broccoli or zucchini noodles instruct existent good alongside this).
For The Chicken:
- 2 large boneless in addition to skinless chicken breasts , halved horizontally to brand iv filets
- 2 heaping tablespoons flour (all utilisation or plain)
- 3 tablespoons finely grated fresh Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Cracked pepper
For The Sauce:
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoons butter (or sub alongside oil)
- 8- ounces | 250 grams bacon , trimmed of fatty in addition to cutting into strips (I utilisation shortcut bacon inward Australia)
- 1 pocket-sized onion , chopped
- 6 large cloves garlic , minced or finely chopped
- 1-1/2 cups one-half in addition to one-half (or utilisation reduced fatty cream or evaporated milk)*
- 1/2 loving cup finely grated fresh Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch (cornflour) mixed alongside ii teaspoons of water
- Season the chicken alongside common salt in addition to pepper. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour in addition to parmesan cheese. Dredge seasoned chicken inward the flour mixture; milk tremble off excess in addition to gear upwardly aside.
- Heat the fossil oil in addition to butter inward a large not stick pan or well-seasoned shape Fe skillet over medium-high rut until butter has melted in addition to pan is hot. Fry the chicken until golden on each side, cooked through in addition to no longer pinkish (about 4-5 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of your chicken). Transfer onto a warm plate.
- Add the bacon strips to the pan in addition to kid until crispy. Drain off some excess fat, keeping close 1 teaspoons worth inward the pan. Add the onion in addition to garlic in addition to kid until onion is transparent (about 1 minute). Reduce rut to depression heat, in addition to add together the one-half in addition to one-half (or cream). Bring the sauce to a gentle simmer; flavor alongside a niggling common salt in addition to pepper to your taste. Add inward the parmesan cheese, in addition to allow the sauce to simmer until the parmesan cheese has melted slightly. (If the sauce is likewise runny for your liking, add together the cornstarch/water mixture into the centre of the pan in addition to mix through fast to combine into the sauce. It volition laid out to thicken immediately).
- Add the chicken dorsum into the pan to serve.
- Serve alongside steamed vegetables (broccoli and/or cauliflower move best), over zucchini noodles, your favourite pasta, or rice.
*Half in addition to Half is an American production blending equal parts whole milk in addition to lite cream. If you lot don't accept access to one-half in addition to half, brand your ain alongside 3/4 loving cup total fatty milk in addition to 3/4 loving cup reduced fatty cream. Substitute one-half in addition to one-half alongside total fatty cream, reduced fatty cream, or evaporated milk.*
Dredging the chicken inward flour is optional. For a LOW CARB version, dredge chicken inward parmesan cheese earlier searing, leaving out the flour. Alternatively, coat alongside an almond flour/parmesan cheese mixture, using the same measurements inward the recipe.
For a LOW CALORIE + LOW CARB version, sear the chicken without coating.