chicken carbonara ala bran

Feb 11, 2010 by

bran came over and made dinner last night!  she found this dandy of a recipe from publix and it was delicious… not very nutritious, but our healthy sides made up for it.  i sautéed  broccoli with red pepper flakes, minced garlic and evoo and we also made a spinach salad with mandarin oranges, pecans and ken’s fat free raspberry pecan dressing.  we also threw in some garlic breadsticks.  now onto the main course…

  • 1/4 c roasted red peppers
  • 1/4 c sun dried tomatoes
  • 6 slices smoked bacon
  • 1 lb. boneless chicken tenders
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 c pre-sliced green onions, divided
  • 8 oz. linguine pasta (bran went for a whole wheat and linguine florentine combination)
  • 1 1/2 jars of alfredo sauce (bran used classico sun dried tomato alfredo)
  1. bring water to a boil for pasta.  add salt, evoo and oregano flakes to water.  coarsely chop red peppers.  cut bacon into bite size pieces.  cut chicken into 1 inch chunks, sprinkle with season salt.
  2. preheat large sauté pan on medium high for 2-3 min.  place bacon and 2 tbsp green onions in pan; cook and stir 4-5 min. or until bacon begins to brown.
  3. cook pasta following pasta following package instructions.  add chicken to bacon; cook and stir 4-5 min.
  4. reduce heat (on chicken) to low.  stir in alfredo sauce, red peppers, sundried tomatoes and 2 tbsp green onions; cover and cook 4-5 min. or until heated.  drain pasta; stir into chicken.  serve.

thanks for dinner bran!


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