Saturday, November 17, 2012

Chicken & Ravioli Carbonara

I saw this recipe and had to try it.  It would give me an excuse to eat bacon, which I haven't had in forever! I liked that it didn't have a bunch of ingredients.  The only change that I made was cooking the chicken in a honey balsamic dressing instead of Italian dressing.  I thought I had some and I wasn't going back out to the store for 2 Tablespoons of it!  It really didn't have a big impact on the flavor.  I have to say that this ended up being really soupy.  I used a slotted spoon to take the ravioli out to serve and it was good.  But I ended up packing the extra ravioli away in the sauce and they just got all mushy the next day.  We all liked this and my son even had kids do LOVE bacon!  This was a nice change from ravioli and red sauce. 

Chicken & Ravioli Carbonara
recipe from Mandy's Recipe Box

2 Tbsp. Honey Balsamic dressing
1 lb. chicken, cut into bite size pieces
1 1/2 c. chicken broth
1 lb 9oz. package cheese ravioli
1 c. half and half
12-16 oz. package of bacon, cooked and crumbled
shredded Parmesan cheese

Heat the dressing in a large skillet. Cook the chicken in it til done. Add broth and thawed ravioli. Heat to a boil. Reduce to medium and cook uncovered 4 minutes or till ravioli is tender. Stir in half and half. Reduce to low and simmer 3-5 minutes or until sauce is at desired consistency. Sprinkle in the bacon, but save some for topping later. Stir all together. Serve up and top with more bacon and parmesan cheese.

Family Rating: 1 1/2 thumbs up.


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