4.2 from 5 votes
Chicken Carbonara
Chicken Carbonara
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Yummy Addiction
  • 2 eggs plus 2 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese , plus more for serving
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 teaspoons plus 1 tablespoon olive oil , divided
  • 4 ounces prosciutto , thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves , finely chopped
  • 1 shallot , diced
  • 1 lb (450g) chicken breast , cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 lb (225g) dried spaghetti
  • 2/3 cup peas , fresh or frozen
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  1. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and egg yolks. Add the heavy cream, Parmesan, lemon zest and parsley, and whisk to blend. Set aside.
  2. Cook the spaghetti in the salted boiling water until just al dente according to package directions. Drain.
  3. Heat two teaspoons of olive oil in a heavy large frying pan over medium heat. Add the prosciutto, garlic and shallot, and saute, stirring occasionally, until fat begins to render, about 5 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  4. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil in the same pan. Add the chicken, season with salt and pepper, and stir-fry on medium heat until the chicken is cooked through, about 7 minutes. Turn the heat on medium-low. Add prosciutto and stir to combine. Next, add the spaghetti, egg and cream mixture and peas, and toss over medium-low heat until the sauce coats the pasta thickly, about 4-5 minutes (sauce will thicken as it stands). Do not boil! Taste, and season with salt and pepper, as desired.
  5. Divide the pasta between four bowls and finish each with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!