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Chicken Carbonara a la Hungry Girl
Chicken Carbonara a la Hungry Girl

Whole Lot of Bacon Goin' On...
We thought this classic, creamy, bacon-loaded dish would be a challenge for us to recreate. We were wrong... It was a CINCH! Check out our Chicken Carbonara a la Hungry Girl, and prepare to be WOWED!

Ingredients:
1 bag House Foods Tofu Shirataki Spaghetti Shaped Noodle Substitute
1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Original Swiss cheese
1/4 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
1 tbsp. reduced-fat Parmesan-style grated topping
3 oz. raw boneless skinless lean chicken breast, chopped
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
1/2 tsp. chopped garlic
1/4 cup frozen no-salt-added peas
2 tbsp. real crumbled bacon (like the kind by Oscar Mayer)
Optional: salt and black pepper

Directions:
Use a strainer to rinse and drain noodles well. Pat dry. In a microwave-safe bowl, nuke for 1 minute. Drain excess liquid. Dry thoroughly, using paper towels. Cut noodles up a bit. Set aside.

Break cheese wedge into pieces, and place in a microwave-safe bowl. Nuke for about 15 seconds, and stir until smooth. Add egg substitute, Parm-style topping, and 2 tbsp. water, and whisk until mixed and almost smooth. Set aside.

Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. If you like, lightly season chicken with salt and pepper. Add chicken, mushrooms, and garlic to the skillet, and cook until mushrooms are browned and chicken is mostly cooked through, about 2 minutes. Add peas, and cook until thawed and hot.

Add noodles and bacon to the skillet, and toss until mixed and hot. Reduce heat to lowest setting. Add cheese-egg mixture and immediately toss with other ingredients, until everything is coated and sauce has fully thickened. Add salt and pepper to taste, if you like. Now chew!

MAKES 1 SERVING

Serving Size: entire recipe
Calories: 313
Fat: 8.5g
Sodium: 990mg
Carbs: 17g
Fiber: 5.75g
Sugars: 3.5g
Protein: 40g

PointsPlus® value 7*



Chicken Carbonara, Average
Chicken Carbonara, Average

Sayonara, Carbonara!
When the phrase "a hot mess" was coined, someone may have been looking at the nutritional info for chicken carbonara. It's hard to get much worse than a plate of chicken 'n pasta made with eggs, cheese, bacon, and cream. YIKES. Sure, all those things are delicious, but put 'em together and the numbers are flat-out FRIGHTENING. Take a gander, humanoids. The stats below are for your average chicken carbonara meal. But if you think that's bad, ponder the dinner portion of Olive Garden's Chicken & Shrimp Carbonara, which clocks in at 1,440 calories and 88g fat. Not cool. Even the relatively demure Stouffer's Chicken Carbonara frozen entrée has 670 calories and 32 fat grams in it. MADNESS! Our version will solve all the world's problems. OK, maybe that's a bit of a stretch, but once you make it, eat it, and fall in love with it, you'll ignore the OTHER versions... FOREVER.

Serving Size: 1 entrée-sized portion
Calories: 850
Fat: 42g
Sodium: 1,416mg
Carbs: 66g
Fiber: 3g
Sugars: 7g
Protein: 52g

PointsPlus® value 22*

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