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Light chicken and kale carbonara

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Light yet luscious, this light chicken and kale carbonara recipe is ready in just 20 minutes making it the perfect tasty meal at the end of a busy day.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time10 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes
Light chicken and kale carbonara


  • 375g spaghetti
  • 1/2 x 175g pkt Coles Fresh Chopped Kale
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 500g Coles RSPCA Approved Chicken Breast Fillets, sliced
  • 100g shortcut bacon, trimmed, cut into strips
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 375ml can low fat evaporated milk
  • 1 chicken stock cube, crumbled
  • 1/3 cup (25g) grated parmesan
  • 3 Coles Brand Australian Free Range Egg yolks
  • Grated parmesan, extra, to serve
  • 2 tbsp chopped chives, to serve

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  1. Step 1

    Cook pasta in a large saucepan pan of boiling salted water until as per packet instructions, adding chopped kale during last 10 secs of cooking time. Drain. Return to pan.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium frying pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken and bacon. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 mins or until chicken is browned and cooked through. Add garlic, milk, stock cube and parmesan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring. Remove from heat. Add egg yolks. Cook over medium-low heat for 1 min or until thickened slightly. Add chicken mixture to pasta and toss to combine. Topped with extra parmesan and chives and serve.