Chicken Linguine Carbonara

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Chicken Linguine Carbonara


I can always use a new pasta recipe in my recipe box, you?  Seems like when I don’t know what to make, or if I am in a rush, we always turn to pasta.  It’s never a hardship — because we all LOVE our pasta.


Chicken Linguine Carbonara

I had found a recipe in a HyVee Meal Soulutions magazine for Carbonara using broccoli, and I was intrigued.  Typically when I see Carbonara recipes they contain peas.  I am not a fan of peas.  I will eat them to prove a point to my kids, but it’s no secret I have to swallow them like pills.  That whole popping in your mouth thing, really grosses me out.  I can’t get past the texture.  Do you have any foods that are like that for you?

Chicken Linguine Carbonara

I loved this one, because it had broccoli, spinach and of course, Carbonara has bacon.  I mean, what’s not to love about bacon?!?

I don’t struggle getting my kids to eat veggies, like some do.  If you did, though, this would be a great pasta to sneak some in! The sauce is rich and creamy and just plain delicious.  Thanks for the inspiration, HyVee!  I adapted this recipe from theirs.

Chicken Linguine Carbonara

Linguine on a white plate with text "Chicken Linguine Carbonara"
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Chicken Linguine Carbonara

Creamy pasta sauce with bacon, chicken, broccoli and spinach. Easy weeknight meal, done in 30 minutes!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Cuisine: American/Italian
Keyword: Chicken Linguine Carbonara
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 445kcal
Author: Michaela Kenkel


  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound linguine noodles
  • 3 cups broccolettes
  • 2 cups baby spinach rough chopped
  • 2.8 ounce package real bacon pieces
  • 1 shallot chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 large chicken breasts cubed
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive oil


  • In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook linguine according to package directions, (do not overcook) add broccolette last 3 minutes of cook time, drain and rinse with cool water, set aside.
  • In a skillet, add olive oil, cook chicken pieces, stirring frequently. Remove chicken from pan, set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add shallots, garlic and bacon pieces and saute for a few minutes.
  • Whisk in milk, pepper and Parmesan cheese.
  • Return chicken to the skillet. Stir into sauce. Let thicken for a few minutes.
  • Add pasta/broccolettes, spinach and parsley. Toss with sauce.
  • Serve.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 635mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g


We served it with a warm slice of {No Knead} Crusty Dutch Oven Bread.

No Knead Crusty Dutch Oven Bread


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