Spaghetti Carbonara with Chicken

Spaghetti Carbonara with Chicken

This spaghetti carbonara with chicken is low in saturated fat, but it's so creamy & delicious, you can't pick the difference between it & regular spaghetti carbonara.

CAL P/SERVE
516
kJ P/SERVE
2160
FAT P/SERVE
15.6g
CARBS P/SERVE
35.7g
PROTEIN P/SERVE
55.4g
SUGAR P/SERVE
14.2g
SODIUM P/SERVE
485g
FAT
%
4.2%
ENERGY RDI%
24.8%

Thought you couldn't indulge in dishes like Spaghetti Carbonara on a weight loss diet? Think again!

If you and your family love pasta, this is sure to be a favourite. This recipe is low sugar, low saturated fat and high protein.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 4 short cut bacon slices, removed of all fat
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3/4 cup evaporative milk, light
  • 1 chicken breast, no skin chopped
  • 150g pasta, cooked
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
  • Cracked pepper

Method

  1. Cook pasta as per instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Place a non stick fry-pan on medium heat, add a little of the olive oil and cook bacon until crispy.  Set bacon aside then add a little more oil then cook on low heat the onion until soft (don’t burn).Set this aside with the bacon.
  3. Add the rest of the olive oil , turn heat up to med and cook the chicken until ¾ cooked, around 4-5 mins depending on the size of the chicken pieces.
  4. Once this is done turn heat down slightly and add the onion, garilc and bacon to the chicken, add the garlic the evaporated milk and let all the flavours infuse.  Season with pepper to taste.
  5. Once this is bubbling away, turn down heat to low and add the cooked pasta tossing around and when the liquid has reduced to a nice consistency, if too runny you can add some 1 tsp. cornflour mixed with water.
  6. Add spring onions then serve.

Nutrition Table

Servings: 2 Serving size:367g
Average Serve Average 100g
Energy 2160 kJ 588 kJ
  516 Cal 140 Cal
Protein 55.4 g 15.1 g
Fat, total 15.6 g 4.2 g
- Saturated 4.6 g 1.3 g
Carbohydrate 35.7 g 9.7 g
- Sugars 14.2 g 3.9 g
Sodium 485 mg 132 mg

This recipe was developed by Sharrelle Haywood and the Food Photography is courtesy of Factory59. In order to have permission to use this recipe on your website or blog, you must include a website link to weightloss.com.au with the recipe to acknowledge our copyright.

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