Chicken Carbonara under 500 calories

Chicken Carbonara under 500 calories

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SALT LAKE CITY — If you're looking for a great meal under 500 calories, Intermountain Health Care's Your Life, Your Health initiative has the answer.

Every Monday KSL is cooking up a healthy recipe as part of the initiative. Monday Chef Josh Taylor of LDS Hospital shared the recipe for Chicken Carbonara. Play the video to see it.

WW Spaghetti


8 oz. whole wheat Spaghetti
½ gallon water
½ tsp. olive oil

Lite Alfredo


1 oz. yellow onion, diced
1 tsp. garlic, chopped
1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 1/3 cup 1% low-fat milk
½ cup chicken broth
1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. ground white pepper
¼ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded



5 slice cooked bacon, diced
¾ tsp. garlic, chopped
¼ cup fresh basil
½ cup green peas, frozen
20 oz. pre-cooked grilled chicken
¼ tsp. black pepper
1 Tbsp. walnut halves & pieces, toasted
1 Tbsp. parsley, chopped


  1. Heat water to a rolling boil; add pasta, oil and salt; cook until Al dente. Hold hot.
  2. Sauté onion and garlic in the olive oil until light brown.
  3. Add milk, chicken broth, flour, salt and pepper over low heat until smooth and thick.
  4. Continue to cook over medium low heat, stirring frequently, until sauce thickens; stir in parmesan cheese.
  5. Heat the cooked bacon and garlic in a pan until bacon is crisp. Add chopped basil.
  6. Add the lite Alfredo, peas and the pasta; toss to coat.
  7. Fan chicken to the left side of the pasta.
  8. Sprinkle with toasted chopped walnuts, black pepper and chopped parsley.

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