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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 :)


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