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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Green Chile and Chicken Carbonara

How can Green Chile and Grilled Chicken in a Carbonara say I love you?

Valentines Day has always been special to me. I love the basic idea of just telling your loved ones that they hold a special place in your heart.  

You don't need big bouquets, large boxes of candy or stuffed animals to accomplish this.   A sweet little hand-drawn valentine or a special home-cooked dish always works for me!  

I don't like to go out for Valentines Day, it's always more special for me to enjoy an intimate dinner at home.  

This dish is so much fun to make together and more than two hands are often needed in the preparation.   

I love kitchen time with my sweetie
Green Chile and Chicken Carbonara

  • 1 box (16oz) of bowtie pasta
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1 pint half and half, heated
  • 1 stick of butter + 2 tablespoons
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 grilled chicken breasts, roughly chopped
  • 6 slices of bacon, cooked, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup of chopped green chile
  • 1 cup of panko
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Prepare pasta according to the package directions
3. Meanwhile melt 1 stick of butter in a medium size sauce pan over a medium low heat. Add the garlic, saute lightly, add the green chile and heat
3. Break the three eggs in a separate dish and scramble, set aside
4. Pour the half and half in a bowl and heat in microwave (do not boil)
5. As soon as the pasta is done, drain and place back in the pot.
(This is where it's nice to have a second set of hands)
6. While pasta is still hot, add the butter mixture and gently mix, immediately add the eggs a little at a time while continuing to mix allowing the heat of the pasta to cook the eggs
7. Add the parmesan cheese and mix until combined then add the heated half & half and stir
8. Mix in the cooked chicken and bacon pieces
9. Pour into individual baking dishes filling to the very top
10. Melt two tablespoons of butter in a small sauce pan, add the panko crumbs and stir until butter is absorbed and panko crumbs are golden brown. Top the pasta with the panko crumbs
11. Place dishes on a baking pan and place in oven for 15 minutes
12. Remove, allow to rest for 5-10 minutes prior to serving.
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  1. Oh, I'm really into chillies right now! This recipe sounds great! Be sure to stop in today. I'm giving away dried cayenne peppers from my garden and another great recipe. I'm going to pin your chicken recipe. Looks amazing!

  2. This looks great! Love green chilies!!! Sharing on G+ :)

  3. This looks delicious. You are an amazing cook. Come over and share your recipe at our Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party and your Giveaway. I so hope to win that coffee brewer, fingers crossed :)

  4. Sounds so delicious! Thanks for an amazing recipe. Shared on FB!

  5. Oooooo....another green chile recipe - yum! I can't wait to try this one - thanks!

  6. Tried this last night. It was great even though I didn't have bow tie pasta, I used penne. My husband said it was a keeper.
    The green chilies make this dish.
    Thanks for the recipe,

  7. G'day! Am salivating Evelyn and have very fond childhood memories of this recipe! YUM!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Viewed as part of the Foodie Friends Friday Valentine's Day Party!
    Cheers! Joanne

  8. This sounds wonderful and I love the panko topping! Pinning to make for hubby. Stopping by from the Required Ingredients party!

  9. I make a variation of this and it's always a big hit. Yum!

  10. YUM.. this sounds good.Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday Valentine's Party and I hope that you will join us this week for our Snack Foods theme party.

  11. This looks delicious. Im going to have to add this as a menu option for my house. I like chilies but never cooked with it so this is great. Thank you for sharing. #sitsblogging #commentlovetribes

  12. Well thank you so much for sharing. This looks like perfect comfort food on cold February evenings. Stopping in from Lisa's Grand Social today.

  13. so delicious. Thank you for helping to make the Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop so much fun. Big Hugs ♥

  14. This looks so good, creamy and delicious! I love the bread crumb topping!

  15. Oh, anything with pasta is the best and this looks amazing! Thanks for sharing. Stopping by as co-host of Happiness is Homemade Link Party

  16. Evelyn, You know just what I like, anything pasta. But I love green chili too! Pinning and sharing.
    Hugs my friend,
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  17. Hi Evelyn,
    What a great pasta dish, I just love that southwest flavor. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  18. This looks amazing. You had me at green chiles...

  19. Saw this on the Ladies Only Blog Share party. So glad I did. This looks delicious! Pinning it.

  20. I love foods and this is just one of my many favorites! Looks so yummy. Saved this recipe for my next dinner. Thanks.

  21. Omg. Carbonara with green chiles sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper.

  22. This looks delicious. I love green chilies. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

  23. This recipe sounds great and looks even better! Thanks so much for sharing on Turn It Up Tuesday! We love having you! :)

  24. Yum! Of course I am pinning. Love carbonara and love green chiles!

  25. I'm not going to lie...those green chiles drew me in! Looks so delicious that I'm featuring this when tonight's party goes live.

  26. This looks amazing. My family loves green chilis! Pinning :)

  27. This looks sooo yummy. Definitely pinning my husband will love the green chiles.

  28. G'day! I am STILL salivating for some! YUM!
    Thanks for sharing at the Foodie Friends Friday Nothing but Noodles Pasta party!
    Cheers! Joanne


Thank you so much for your sweet comments:)))