Chicken Parmesan Carbonara


Embark on a culinary journey that marries the Italian classics of Chicken Parmesan and Carbonara in a symphony of flavors – introducing the Chicken Parmesan Carbonara. This dish is a celebration of the richness of creamy carbonara sauce paired with the savory delight of crispy chicken Parmesan. Join us as we guide you through the steps to create this gastronomic masterpiece that promises to elevate your dining experience.


Ingredients: For the Chicken Parmesan:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Fresh basil or parsley for garnish

For the Carbonara Sauce:

  • 1 pound fettuccine pasta
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


Step 1: Chicken Parmesan Prelude – Preparing the Crispy Delight Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Season the chicken breasts with salt and black pepper. Dredge each breast in flour, dip in beaten eggs, and coat with a mixture of breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan cheese.

In a skillet over medium-high heat, brown the chicken on both sides until golden. Place the browned chicken on a baking sheet, top each breast with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the cheese is bubbly and golden.

Step 2: Carbonara Symphony – Crafting the Creamy Elegance While the chicken bakes, cook the fettuccine pasta according to package instructions. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, Pecorino Romano cheese, and Parmesan cheese.

In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté the minced garlic until fragrant. Add the crumbled bacon, then toss in the cooked and drained fettuccine. Remove the skillet from heat and quickly stir in the egg and cheese mixture, ensuring the pasta is evenly coated. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

Step 3: Culinary Unison – Bringing It All Together Plate the Chicken Parmesan on a bed of Carbonara pasta, creating a culinary masterpiece that combines the crispy, savory notes of chicken Parmesan with the creamy richness of Carbonara sauce. Garnish with fresh basil or parsley for a burst of color and freshness.

Cook Notes:

  • To achieve extra crispy chicken, consider pan-frying the chicken breasts before baking.
  • Choose a high-quality marinara sauce or make your own for an added layer of flavor.
  • Be cautious when adding salt to the Carbonara sauce, as the bacon and cheeses contribute to the overall saltiness.


  1. Vegetarian Twist: Substitute the chicken with eggplant slices for a meatless version.
  2. Seafood Symphony: Add sautéed shrimp or scallops to the Carbonara for a seafood infusion.
  3. Spicy Extravaganza: Incorporate crushed red pepper flakes to the Carbonara sauce for a hint of heat.

Keto Versions:

  • Replace all-purpose flour with almond flour for coating the chicken to align with keto principles.
  • Opt for a keto-friendly marinara sauce or make your own using fresh tomatoes.
  • Choose a low-carb pasta substitute like zucchini noodles or shirataki noodles for the Carbonara.

Low Carb Versions:

  • Swap breadcrumbs with crushed pork rinds or almond flour for coating the chicken to reduce carb content.
  • Utilize a low-carb pasta option like konjac noodles or spaghetti squash for the Carbonara.
  • Ensure the bacon used in the Carbonara is free of added sugars to minimize carb intake.

As you savor each bite of the Chicken Parmesan Carbonara, revel in the harmonious blend of textures and flavors that dance on your palate. This dish is more than a meal; it’s a celebration of culinary fusion, a testament to the creative possibilities that emerge when classic recipes come together.

May this Chicken Parmesan Carbonara become a staple in your culinary repertoire, bringing joy and satisfaction to your dining table. Share the delight with friends and family, and let the symphony of crispy chicken, creamy carbonara, and savory Parmesan leave a lasting impression. In every variation and adaptation, may the essence of culinary elegance prevail, making this dish a timeless classic in your gastronomic collection.



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