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Chicken Carbonara Recipe

Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara Recipe. Sauteed chicken and shrimp smothered in the most delicious homemade carbonara sauce served with pasta. An easy 30-minute meal.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Valentina's Corner


  • 10 oz pasta
  • 1 1/2 lb chicken breasts boneless skinless, halved (about 2 breasts)
  • 8 oz bacon, chopped & cooked
  • 1/2 lb raw shrimp
  • 2 Tbsp reserved bacon grease, divided
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, divided

carbonara sauce-

  • 1/2 large onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, cubed
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups half & half
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

chicken coating-


  • Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and cover to keep warm.
  • Cut and cook the bacon, reserve 2 Tbsp of the bacon grease.
  • In a skillet, cook the raw shrimp with 1 Tbsp butter until fully cooked. Remove from skillet.
  • In a small bowl combine all the ingredients for the chicken coating.
  • Cut the chicken breast in half. Fully dredge the 4 chicken fillets in the chicken coating.
  • In the same skillet, fry the chicken fillets with 1 Tbsp bacon grease and 1 Tbsp butter until fully cooked. Remove chicken from skillet. Cut chicken into cubes or strips.
  • In the same skillet, saute the finely chopped onion with 1 Tbsp grease and 1 Tbsp butter.
  • Once the onion is tender add the minced garlic and cubed tomatoes. Cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Add the chicken broth, half and half, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper (to taste) to the skillet.
  • Cook the sauce until the sauce thickens.
  • Add the shrimp, bacon and chicken back to the carbonara sauce.
  • Serve over pasta or mix the cooked pasta into the sauce. If serving over pasta, be sure pasta is reheated.
  • Enjoy!