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Mar 24, 2011

Farfalle Carbonara with Chicken & Asparagus



Farfalle Carbonara with Chicken & Asparagus

1 pound farfalle pasta ( You can also use orecchiette)
1 chicken breast cut into 1" cubes
1 Tbsp EVOO
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 cup red/yellow bell pepper
5-6 asparagus, trimmed & cut into 1" pieces
s&p
1 pint half and half
1 Tbsp pancetta or bacon (1 slice)
chopped fresh basil & oregano
grated parmesan

Cook pasta according to directions. set aside.
Saute chicken breast in EVOO until cooked, 2-3 minutes. Add garlic, peppers, asparagus & broccoli. Continue cooking until al dente & chicken is completely cooked, 5-7 min.

Add s&p. Add half & half to pan & bring to slow simmer on medium. Cook until mixture is slightly thickened, 2-3 minutes, and remove from heat.

Drop cooked pasta into simmering water for 1 minute. drain the pasta. toss pasta with chicken & veggies in cream sauce. divide among bowls & top with bacon, herbs, & cheese

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