How to make it

  • Put the water for the pasta in a 4-6 quart pot and bring to rolling boil
  • While waiting for water to boil, prep vegetables, herbs, garlic and chicken breasts, taking care to follow all food cross-contamination precautions
  • Blanche the broccoli for just a minute in the pasta water, and scoop out with a slotted spoon and into an ice bath to preserve green color and crisp texture
  • Add pasta to the boiling water and allow to cook according to the package directions
  • Mix whipping cream and egg yolks in a bowl and whisk until it is a pale yellow, add Parmesan cheese, mix well, and set mixture aside
  • Add EVOO to a large saute pan and bring to medium high heat
  • Add chicken, then about half the herbs and garlic and saute until the chicken is just done--but not too much
  • Take the chicken out of the pan and set aside in a bowl
  • Add the remaining EVOO, herbs, garlic, salt and pepper to the saute pan, and immediately...
  • Add blanched broccoli, zucchini, and mushrooms to saute pan, and saute them until they are tender-crisp
  • Deglaze the pan with the white wine, which will put a final-steam and flavor on the veggies
  • Add the chicken and the cooked pasta in and remove pan from stove, and let cool down for about 2-3 minutes
  • Add in the cream/egg/parmesan cheese mixture, and stir to coat, then add a bit of the pasta water to adjust the consistency of the sauce (it should be a light sauce)
  • Warm the whole pan up again on the stovetop if needed for a minute or two
  • Spoon onto plates, top with mozzarella cheese, and garnish with a bit of fresh chopped basil, and serve. Enjoy!
  • Any kind of crusty baguette will go great with this, or Juels' Parmesan Thins (recipe on this website) would go GREAT with this dish!

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  • hotpad 9 years ago
    Sounds like a wonderful addition to a standard Carbonara. Of course I would still render some bacon out in the pan....mmmmm BACON! When I make Carbonaras I add the hot items from the pan to the bowl with the egg, cream, cheese mixture as opposed to the other way around. It guarantees you will not scramble the eggs in the hot pan. Generally first the hot items from the pan followed by the cooked pasta and a bit of the pasta water. Stirring together as you add items and let stand covered for 5 minutes until everything melds. Will defiantly try the additions though...thanks.
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    sparow64 ate it and said...
    This sounds wonderful! On the list to try!
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Looks and sounds delicious! Love the creamy sauce here and the addition of fresh basil!
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  • foodie4eva 9 years ago
    LOL--I did pick that up from her. The first time I saw her show, I wondered what the H E double hocky sticks EVOO was...when she said what it was, it was kind of one of those, oh, duh, moments for me. LOL Thanks for the comment and the review!
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    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    Very nice post, pleased to see this, can't wait to try it. Sounds like RR...with the EVOO. Thanks.
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