Chicken Bacon Pasta

Pasta is one of my favorite dishes to cook because it’s so easy and always tastes good. It takes a little bit of practice to learn how to boil noodles properly, but the skill comes along with time. This recipe caught my eye simply because the word bacon was in the recipe name. I knew I had to try it, and after taking my first bite I had no regret!

Here’s the ingredient’s you will need

1/2 pound bacon, cooked and roughly chopped
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (or less if you don’t want the heat)
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 pound penne pasta
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup cream cheese
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 whole eggs
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
2 grilled chicken breast, sliced (I marinated the chicken in Stubbs Chicken Marinade)

Directions

1. Cook the pasta in boiling salted water until done. While the pasta is boiling, add a bit of olive oil into a skillet and cook the chicken until done. Once the chicken is cooked, you can use the same skillet to cook the bacon. Cut up the bacon and chicken and place both on the side.

2. Place cream and cream cheese in a small saucepan. Heat over low until cream cheese is melted, and whisk until smooth. Remove from heat. Add the parmesan cheese, eggs, garlic powder, red pepper flakes and pepper and whisk until blended.

3. Drain pasta (reserving 1/2 cup of hot water) and return to pot. Immediately add the white sauce and toss to coat. The hot pasta will cook the eggs. Stir in the bacon, and add some reserved pasta water to loosen the sauce.  Top with grilled chicken. Add a little bit of salt, pepper, and cajun seasoning.

Ta-daa! Eat and enjoy!

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