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This Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara is an example of a perfect pasta dish. Creamy, rich, comforting, and super delicious, it is guaranteed to become a hit in your house! | yummyaddiction.com
Creamy Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Creamy, rich, and comforting, this Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara is guaranteed to up your mood after a long day at work!

Servings: 6 people
Author: Yummy Addiction
  • 1 lb (450g) shrimp , peeled and deveined
  • salt and pepper , to taste
  • paprika , to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 oz. (115g) thinly sliced bacon , chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 12 oz. (340g) spaghetti
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 cups shredded chicken (about 1 medium rotisserie chicken)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts , toasted
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon peel
  1. Lightly season the shrimp with salt, pepper, and paprika. In a large skillet, heat the tablespoon olive oil and cook the shrimp 1-2 minutes per side until fully cooked. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

  2. In the same skillet, heat 2 teaspoons olive oil and cook the bacon and garlic until crisp, for about 8 minutes. Let cool.

  3. Cook the spaghetti according to package instructions. Drain.

  4. Meanwhile, mix together the cream, Parmesan cheese, egg yolks, basil, and parsley. 

  5. Add the chicken to the pan with the bacon and stir. Add the pasta and the cream and egg mixture and stir over a medium heat until the chicken is heated through and the sauce thickens, for a couple of minutes.

  6. Add the cooked shrimp, mix well, and cook for a couple of minutes more. Do not boil the sauce! 

  7. Season with salt and pepper if needed. Sprinkle with the walnut and lemon peel. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Adapted fromĀ Giada De Laurentiis recipe on Food Network