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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
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Creamy Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara

Creamy, rich, and comforting, this Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara is guaranteed to up your mood after a long day at work!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
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


  • 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.
  • In the same skillet, heat 2 teaspoons olive oil and cook the bacon and garlic until crisp, for about 8 minutes. Let cool.
  • Cook the spaghetti according to package instructions. Drain.
  • Meanwhile, mix together the cream, Parmesan cheese, egg yolks, basil, and parsley. 
  • 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.
  • Add the cooked shrimp, mix well, and cook for a couple of minutes more. Do not boil the sauce! 
  • Season with salt and pepper if needed. Sprinkle with the walnut and lemon peel. Enjoy!


Adapted from Giada De Laurentiis recipe on Food Network