I have always been a fan of a good Spaghetti Carbonara, but always worried that a Slimming World Carbonara would not be anywhere near as good or nice.
Well, I think I have made a great recipe that will stand up to the restaurant versions, The Slimming World Chicken Spaghetti Carbonara is just it.
I have always found that a good Spaghetti Carbonara has a great cream sauce and we all know that a cream sauce on Slimming World would not be ideal.
So I have been looking at a few other recipes and created by own version, I have made some tweaks, oh and trust me, these tweaks have made this dish really stand out.
So if you want to know how to make a carbonara, then you are certainly in the right place.
Why Italian food is so good for you?
Italian food is such a wonderful thing, usually packed full of goodness and so tasty, oh an even more important, Italian food must be good because they live longer than most places in the world.
So if Italian food is good for them, it is certainly good for us. Italian food is one where it is minimally processed, fresh and packed full of goodness, all you need to do its transfer that into an awesome meal that will keep you on plan and enjoyed.
How Many Syns Are In A Slimming World Chicken Spaghetti Carbonara?
Like all Italians, they are packed full of flavour, cheese, cream and a lot of things that can seriously take you off track when it comes to slimming world.
This recipe is completely different in that fact. It is one of the best carbonara recipes that I have eaten and if you use your Healthy Extra A (HEA), then this is syn free.
It is a great cheap slimming world meal that the family will love and want to come back for a second helping.
If you have already used your healthy extra (HEA), then the syn value for this spaghetti carbonara slimming world recipe is 3 syns per serving.
Chicken Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe Cost
If you’re looking at cooking a cheap meal or budget meal, you can see some of the costs that I have worked out based upon the supermarket where I bought these items, Aldi.
Here will give you an idea of the costs of the recipes, so you can see some cheap dinner ideas or budget meals.
When you’re shopping you will have leftovers of the full packet or container of the products, so make sure you freeze or use them up. Then you can get more budget recipes out of it.
After making this chicken carbonara, you can use the rest of the chicken for a cheap meal for 4 and they could be Slimming World Lemon Chicken Rice Traybake or even Slimming World Diet Coke Chicken, both of these are great cheap easy meals to make.
Recipe Cost Breakdown
*Prices correct as of July 2019
|Dried Spaghetti||120g||190 kcal||£0.09|
|Diced Chicken||350g||385 kcal||£2.63|
|Rashers Bacon||150g||205 kcal||£0.99|
|Low Fat Grated Cheese||30g||94 kcal||£0.26|
|Philadelphia Lightest||30g||103 kcal||£0.57|
|Egg||1 medium||131 kcal||£0.10|
|Hot Water||200ml||0 kcal||£0.00|
|Chicken Stock Cube||1||10 kcal||£0.12|
|Salt & Black Pepper||–||–||£0.01|
|PER SERVING||–||300 kcal||£1.23|
As you can see from the price if you’re cooking for 4 people, this is a cheap family meal or budget family meal which won’t break the bank.
If you’re looking for a cheap meal idea, you have to check out this spaghetti carbonara, it is an easy recipe, simple to follow and turns out get every single time.
Slimming World Pasta Bake
If you’re not the biggest fan of spaghetti, then you cake turn this dish into a chicken carbonara slimming world pasta bake.
Keep the ingredients the same, just change to pasta shapes and follow the instructions.
I would mix the cooked pasta into the mixture at the end and top with the grated cheese, put under the grill for 5 – 8 minutes or until the cheese has melted, then you will have a delicious slimming world chicken pasta bake.
You can also check out some of my other slimming world pasta dishes including Roasted Vegetable Pasta Bake, Baked Meatballs and Pasta, Fanta Chicken and Pasta or even the slimming world favourite slimming world diet cola chicken.
Cooking for the family doesn’t have to be hard and it certainly doesn’t have to be expensive.
If you want to make some cheap and easy meals for the family, you have to plan out and make sure you have everything you need.
Recipe For Spaghetti Carbonara
Slimming World Chicken Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe (Syn Free)
- 120 g Dried Spaghetti
- 350 g Diced Chicken Cut into small pieces for even cooking
- 5 Rasers bacon Fat removed and diced
- 1/2 Onion dice
- 30 g Low Fat Grated Cheese Used as HEA
- 2 tbsp Philadelphia Lightest
- 1/4 tsp Mustard Powder Optional
- 1 Medium Egg
- 200 ml Hot Water
- 1 Chicken Stock Cube
- Salt & Black Pepper
- Boil the kettle for the vegetable stock, while that is boiling chop the onion into a small dice, remove fat from the bacon and cut into small pieces and also dice the chicken.
- Cook the spaghetti as per instructions on the pack.
- Heat a large frying pan, add a few sprays of frylight. Fry the onions, chicken and bacon and cook until slightly brown.
- Measure out 300ml of hot water, add the chicken stock cube and stir until combined. Once combined, add the stock to the chicken, bacon and onions mix. And leave to reduce by half.
- While the stock is reducing, in a bowl whisk the eggs, black pepper, Philadelphia and mustard (optional) and set aside.
- Drain the cooked pasta and potion out into two bowls.
- Remove the chicken pan from the heat, slowly add the egg mixture and stir well. N.B Do not do this on the heat otherwise you’ll end up with scrambled egg!!
- Add the chicken mixture on top of the pasta and enjoy.
As you can see from my Slimming World Carbonara recipe, I have made a couple of tweaks to make it right for me, these little edits have made the dish really stand out for me. A traditional carbonara doesn’t have chicken, so that can be taken out, you can also add in mushrooms as these would work in a traditional carbonara. Let me know how you get one and what you think of the recipe, this is one of my best budget family meals, it is now a firm favourite in my house. If you want to try something else, check out my Slimming World Beef Stroganoff recipe here.
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