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Macro-Friendly Chicken Carbonara

A delicious, macro and meal-prep friendly chicken carbonara.
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 2.5 lb chicken breast, cut into 1" chunks
  • 6 slices turkey bacon, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 head broccoli, chopped optional
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 4 oz Highland farms Greek Cream Cheese sub low-fat cream cheese if not available
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh italian parsley, chopped
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • Zest of 1 lemon

Instructions
 

  • Put a large sauce pot over medium-high. Spray pan with olive oil and put in chopped turkey bacon and onions. Saute for 4 minutes, mixing frequently.
  • Add garlic to pot and saute for another 3 minutes.
  • Transfer bacon, garlic, and onions to a separate bowl, grease pot with olive oil spray.
  • Put chicken in sauce pot and cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • While chicken is cooking, put almond milk and cream cheese in a large bowl and microwave for 1-2 minutes (depending on microwave wattage). Cream cheese should be soft enough to mix in the almond milk.
  • Add parmesan cheese, egg yolks, salt, pepper, basil, and parsley to the sauce bowl. Mix thoroughly until well blended.
  • Return bacon, onions, and garlic to the pot with the chicken. Pour the sauce into the pot and mix thoroughly.
  • If using, add broccoli to the pot and mix. Simmer for another 2-3 minutes or until broccoli is al dente. Serve with zoodles or gluten-free pasta.