Sunday, March 16, 2014

Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara (Olive Garden Fave!)

Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara 
...Olive Garden Fave! 

Chicken and Shrimp

1/2 Cup olive oil
1/2 Cup hot water
1/2 Tbsp italian seasoning
1/2 Tbsp garlic, chopped
1 lbs chicken strips
1/2 lb shrimp (or use 1 1/2 lbs chicken)

Whisk olive oil together with hot water, seasoning and chopped garlic. Add the chicken and shrimp. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.


1/2 Cup butter
3/4 tsp garlic, chopped
1 1/2 Tbsp flour
1/2 Cup parmesan cheese, grated
2 Cups heavy cream
2 Cups milk
1/8 Cup bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/4 tsp black pepper

Melt butter in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add garlic and bacon bits. Saute for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add flour, parmesan, heavy cream, milk, bacon, pepper and salt.
Use a whisk to whip all ingredients together. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and allow to simmer.


2 (7 oz) boxes pasta (spaghetti, linguine, etc.)
1/8 tsp salt

Cook noodles until al dente.


1 1/2 Tbsp romano cheese, grated
1 1/2 Tbsp parmesan cheese, grated
1 Cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/4 Cup panko
3/4 tsp garlic, chopped
3/4 tsp butter, melted
1 Tbsp parsley, chopped
3/4 Cup roated red peppers, cut into small strips
1/8 Cup bacon bits

Set roasted red peppers and bacon bits to the side. Combine romano, parmesan, mozzarella, panko, chopped garlic, melted butter and chopped parsley in a mixing bowl. Stir until well blended. Set aside.

Preheat large skillet. Add chicken and shrimp to pan. Add red peppers and bacon bits. Cook for 3 more minutes or until cooked on both sides and internal temperatures reach 165 for chicken and 155 for shrimp.

Stir chicken and shrimp and sauce together until well blended.

Place hot, precooked pasta on a larger serving platter. Top with chicken and shrimp sauce. Evenly distribute topping over top of chicken and shrimp. Place in broiler until top is golden brown. Serve immediately.

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