Chicken Carbonara

When you think of spaghetti, what's the first dish that comes to mind? Spaghetti & meatballs? Well, that's what I used to think... until now. These days, when it comes to spaghetti, I automatically think of carbonara. Perhaps its because it's a dish that comes together much more quickly than the traditional spaghetti and meatballs , not to mention the depth of flavor it has! I recently made this Chicken Carbonara as a spin to the classic Pasta Carbonara. It's just the simple addition to sautéed chicken breast that really makes it even better. A creamy egg and cheese sauce, studded with crisp bacon and topped with chicken transformed plain old spaghetti into something elegant! Now with my son walking about and getting into everything, I'm all for dishes that are fast and easy. This dish comes together pretty quickly and if you want some additional shortcuts... use cooked crumbled bacon, shredded rotisserie chicken and Italian shredded cheese as substitutions in the recipe. I've been making this a few times because it beats making the usual spaghetti and meatballs and personally, this tastes much better, even the next day as leftovers!