White Wine Chicken Carbonara

Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Easy - for beginners Serves: 4


A low-fat version of the Italian favorite.


  • 8 oz whole grain spaghetti
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup mushrooms (portabello or porchini are best) Can be omitted
  • 1 can peas
  • 3 strips bacon
  • 1/3 cup low-fat milk (skim works great as does 1 & 2 %)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 ounces Parmesan cheese, finely grated (6 tablespoons)
  • 1/4 cup sliced fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 medium white onion
  • 1/2 cup white wine


1: Brown Chicken breasts in large skillett - remove 2: In same pan cook 3 strips till crispy - remove 3: In same HOT pan add diced onion, mushrooms, salt & pepper and 1/2 cup white wine ( white wine will deglaze pan and get all the good bits) 4: Cook 8 ounces pasta and when 2 minutes left add can of drained peas 5: Mix egg, milk, bacon (crumbled), and parsley in bowl and set aside 6: Once noodles are done drain and add onion/mushroom mix (wine should be completely evaporated and no liquid left) 7: mix noodles, milk mix, onion mix, and parmesan cheese and toss well.

Sprinkle some fresh parsely on top and add sliced chicken breast. You are done and eating healthy!

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