Sunday, March 3, 2013

Light Chicken "Carbonara"

I would like to take this moment and spread my pure love and passion for greek yogurt!!! WOW what a versatile food. I put it in smoothies, swap out for sour cream, sauce for gyros and now... a pasta cream sauce!!! The result was a healthy pasta that is rich, creamy and full of flavor :) 


2 chicken breasts, cubed
1 slice bacon, chopped
1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
2 tablespoons garlic powder
3/4 cup chicken stock
12 oz. (2 small containers) plain greek yogurt
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/8 tsp. red chilli flakes
pepper to taste
1 tablespoon cornstarch with 1/4 cup water, mixed (optional)
4 cups noodles, cooked.

In a small pot, bring water to a boil and add in noodles of your choice and cook until al dente. In a large skillet, brown chicken breasts and bacon with Italian seasoning, pepper, and 1/2 tablespoon of garlic powder. Deglaze pan with chicken stock. Stir in greek yogurt, chili flakes, remaining garlic powder and cheese until mixed well. Add in noodles and fully coat. Let simmer until cheese starts to melt into sauce. If your sauce is too runny you may add the cornstarch mixture to thicken. Enjoy!

This recipe will serve 6 and comes in at 290 calories and 3 grams of fat!!! Compare that to 1,140 calories and 88 grams of fat at some local chain restaurants and this recipe is a MUST!!!

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