Today Recipes | Easy Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara Recipe – Delicious! We were craving Italian and this really hit the spot, the whole family loved it. I cut the recipe down to 1/4 to serve 2 adults and 4 kids, and used 2 Tbsp. flour to make a little bit heavier sauce, and it turned out fabulously. I have made this several times just as the recipe says accept I replaced the Romano cheese with mozzarella. I’m going to make this once a month from now

Easy Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara Recipe

SERVING: 8    

Preparation time                   Cook time

30 Minutes                             30 Minutes


  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp garlic, plus 3 tsp, chopped, divided
  • 3 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into strips or large shrimp, peeled and deveined, or a combination
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 tbsp bacon bits
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 4 cup heavy cream
  • 4 cup milk
  • 1⁄2 tsp black pepper
  • 1⁄4 tsp salt
  • 2 box (14 oz each) long pasta, such as spaghetti or linguine, cooked according to the package directions
  • 3 tbsp romano cheese, grated
  • 3 tbsp parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 3⁄4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1⁄2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 1⁄2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 1 1⁄2 cup roasted red bell pepper, cut into small strips
  • 1⁄4 cup bacon bits


  1. For the marinade: Whisk together extra virgin olive oil, hot water, Italian seasoning, and 1 tablespoon garlic. Add chicken and/or shrimp. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven broiler.
  3. For the sauce: Melt 1 cup butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic and 3 tablespoons bacon bits. Saute for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add flour, 1 cup parmesan cheese, heavy cream, milk, black pepper, and salt. Use a wire whisk to mix all of the ingredients together. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until thickened.
  4. For the pasta: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.
  5. For the topping: Combine romano cheese, 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, panko bread crumbs, remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic, 1 1⁄2 tablespoons melted butter, and parsley in a mixing bowl until well blended. Set aside.
  6. For the chicken and/or shrimp: Preheat a large skillet. Remove chicken and/or shrimp from the marinade and discard any excess. Add chicken and/or shrimp, roasted red bell pepper, and 1/4 cup bacon bits to the pan. Saute until cooked on both sides and the internal temperatures reach 165 degrees F (73 degrees C) for chicken and 155 degrees F (68 degrees C) for shrimp. Add sauce and stir until well blended.
  7. To assemble: Place pasta on a large serving platter. Top with chicken and/or shrimp and sauce. Evenly sprinkle with topping. Place under the broiler until the top is golden brown.

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