5 Ingredient Protein Chicken Carbonara

0 from 0 votes Only logged in users can rate recipes

5 Ingredient Protein Chicken Carbonara

0 from 0 votes Only logged in users can rate recipes
Recipe by Nick Polegato Course: Main, Dinner, Lunch, Meal PrepCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Medium


Prep time


Cooking time




Total time



Try this 🐓 49G High Protein Chicken Carbonara.

Cook Mode

Keep the screen of your device on


  • 8 ounces package chickpea penne

  • 4 egg yolks

  • 1 cup pecorino Romano cheese

  • 100 grams pancetta or bacon (cubed)

  • 1 pound chicken breast (cubed)

  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Start a pot of boiling water and cook pasta to package instructions. Save 1/2 cup of pasta water and set aside.
  • Heat a large pan over medium heat and cook pancetta or bacon until crispy. Remove from pan, wipe out grease and return pan to heat.
  • Season chicken breast with salt and pepper and place into hot pan, cooking until 165°F internal temp. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • In a bowl combine pecorino cheese and egg yolks. Stir to combine and then add in a little bit of hot pasta water at a time, stirring continuously. Continue adding small amounts and stirring until you get a nice creamy sauce.
  • In your pan, add you pasta, then your pecorino cheese sauce. Stir continuously over medium heat until everything is nice, creamy and coated. Add in pancetta and chicken, stir and serve with fresh cracked black pepper if desired.

Did you make this recipe?

Tag @nickpolegato on Instagram and hashtag it with

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size1 g


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 27.6g 42%
    • Saturated Fat 9.9g 45%
    • Trans Fat .04g
  • Sodium 664.9mg 28%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 509.1mg 15%
  • Total Carbohydrate 33.6g 11%
    • Dietary Fiber 7.9g 29%
    • Sugars 5.3g
  • Protein 51.8g 102%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

    Leave a Comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Scroll to Top