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Chicken Carbonara (no eggs)

Posted by Bee & John on July 23, 2010 at 5:25 PM

This is the first of JOHN'S recipes - converted for Thermomix


This is YUM - one of my favourite meals AND doesn't taste any different for being in the Thermomix - in fact it tasted better (of course LOL)


 

  • 1 small onion
  • 1 small clove of garlic
  • 150g lean bacon
  • 600g diced chicken leg or fillet
  • 150g of sliced mushrooms
  • 240g of pasta
  • 2 teaspoons of TMX stock 
  • 200g of cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon of oregano
  • 1/2 tsp bail
  • 600g of water
  1. Chop onion and garlic - speed 6 - for 5 seconds
  2. roughly chop the bacon - short pulse on turbo
  3. scrape down the sides
  4. add oil and saute for 100oC, 3 minutes on speed 2
  5. add chicken, stock, water, oregano and basil
  6. cook 100oC for 12 minutes, speed 1 REVERSE
  7. add pasta, mushrooms and cream
  8. cook 100oC, 10 minutes, speed 1 REVERSE
This made more than enough for 2 adults and 2 kids - or 3 adults (or 2 very VERY hungry adults! LOL). 

I asked John about the eggs in the carbonara - that's what I thought carbonara was all about - he said that eggs are used to thicken it at the end of cooking - so I guess you could always add some eggs in the last 5 minutes - but it is yummy without it!!

The noodles John used were tubular, like macaroni but longer - about 2cm -and a bit curly - they were cooked fine - so don't try and find small noodles :)

 

Categories: My own Recipes, Mains, My Favourite Recipes

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4 Comments

Reply Brooke
5:39 AM on September 11, 2012 
thank you for this receipe, have been looking everywhere for a chicken carbonara receipe that is large enough to feed a family of 4 :)
Reply Karen
5:19 AM on July 2, 2012 
This was delicious!! My 7yr old son loved it also! I didn't put quite as much water, 500 instead of 600 and added an egg at the end! YUMMO! Thx
Reply Bernadine Keough
2:50 AM on November 7, 2010 
Hi Bry!!! Thanks for the feedback, yes - just a little bit of oil.
In regard to your query about kids recipes - there are two things I would suggest - 1) try http://www.stephberg.com/?cat=46 or the thermomix forum (links in the "handy links" page) and 2) don't forget t hat you don't need to use thermomix recipes to use the thermomix! What did you USED to cook? Can it be converted?? ANY recipe - unless it involves deep frying or roasting - should be able to be used in the thermomix. I'd love to catch up for coffee sometime - perhaps bring a couple of recipes and I'll show you how to convert them??
However, that said, the vegetarian cookbook and the meat lover's cook book are great recipe books - Lucy has them, as well as a couple of great little soft cover ones - get her to bring them in and have a look. Either Lisa or myself could order them for you.
As for your question about my Thermomix Business.... while the money is tighter than it used to be as I am growing my business.... I wouldn't be doing ANYTHING else!! I LOVE it!
Cheers B
Bry says...
..... I am struggling to find a broad range of TM recipes that are quick and easy for me to make for the kids, so I thought I'd try your website for some ideas! This week will see me try the chicken carbonara above. Just one piece of feedback - there is no mention of oil in the list of ingredients, just in the method, but i'm guessing just a bit will be fine.
Keep up the great work!
Bry
Reply Bry
11:17 PM on November 6, 2010 
Hi B and John - hope you are well. I have been thinking of you lots and hoping your world of Thermomix is going great guns. Thanks for your posts - I am struggling to find a broad range of TM recipes that are quick and easy for me to make for the kids, so I thought I'd try your website for some ideas! This week will see me try the chicken carbonara above. Just one piece of feedback - there is no mention of oil in the list of ingredients, just in the method, but i'm guessing just a bit will be fine.
Keep up the great work!
Bry