Creamy Bacon Carbonara Pasta with Chicken & Rapini

Time & Servings
4 servings
30 minutes ready time =
15 minutes preparation +
15 minutes cooking
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
    Mina Chicken Breasts Skinless 486G
    $11.88 • Ea
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  • 2 Tbsp. Becel® Oil, divided
    Becel Margarine With Olive Oil 454G
    $4.31 • Ea
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  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
    Garlic (3PK)
    $0.81 • Ea
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  • 1 package Knorr Sidekicks® Creamy Bacon Carbonara Pasta Side Dish
    Knorr Sidekicks Pasta Creamy Bacon Carbonara 134G
    $1.83 • Ea
  • 8 ounces rapini*, cut into 1-inch/2.5 cm pieces (about 4 cups/1 L) OR 8 oz. (227 g) broccoli florets (about 4 cups/1 L)
    Broccoli Crowns 1EA
    $1.62 • Ea
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Directions
  • Season chicken, if desired, with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon (15 mL) Oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and cook chicken, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked, about 5 minutes; remove and set aside.
  • Heat remaining 1 tablespoon (15 mL) Oil in same skillet over medium heat and cook garlic, stirring, until garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add 1 cup (250 mL) water and 1 cup (250mL) milk and bring to a boil. Stir in Knorr Sidekicks® Creamy Bacon Carbonara Pasta Side Dish and cook covered according to package directions, adding rapini during the last 5 minutes of cook time.
  • Stir in chicken and serve garnished, if desired, with toasted chopped walnuts and grated Parmesan cheese.
  • *Rapini, also called broccoli rabe (or raab), is a cruciferous vegetable (related to broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, bok choy and Brussels sprouts). The leaves, buds and stems are all edible. It can have a bitter taste, so, if desired, blanch it before adding to the recipe to remove some of the bitterness.
  • Each serving of this dish is a good source of calcium and iron.

    See nutrition information for sodium content.