Monday, August 8, 2011

Chicken Bacon Penne Pasta

This is such a yummy meal.  I didn't add the red pepper flakes during cooking.  Because my kids aren't big on too hot.  So I added is after to mine and my husbands.  You can also add some creole onto it if you prefer that. This dish does great with fresh corn on the cob and some yummy warm biscuits.

Chicken Bacon Penne Pasta
1/2 pound bacon ~ cooked and crumbled
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 pound pasta
1/2 cup heavy cream 
1/4 cup cream cheese
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 eggs
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3-4 grilled and seasoned chicken breasts

Cook pasta as directed on package, Reserving 1/2 cup water when draining. 

Place cream and cream cheese in small sauce pan.  Heat over low heat until cheese is melted and whisk till smooth.  Remove from heat.  Add in parmesan cheese, eggs, garlic powder, red pepper flakes and pepper. Whisk till well blended together. 

Immediately add white sauce to drained pasta.  Toss till noodles are well coated.  {Hot pasta will cook the eggs} stire in bacon and add the reserved water from boiling noodles.  {Adding the water will losen the sauce up a little} Mix till well blended.  Serve topped with chicken. 

{For the chicken, I grill it. If I don't have time or don't want to deal with it, then I put the breasts in a pan with a little olive oil.  Then add in seasonings like dried Basil, a little season salt, some Oregano, etc.}

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