Creamy Chicken Pasta with Bacon and Peas

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A pot of Creamy Chicken Pasta with Bacon, Lemon and Peas is a satisfying, flavorful, and light dinner that comes together in about 30 minutes. With smoky bacon, golden brown chicken, tender pasta, sweet peas and fresh herbs in a simple lemon cream sauce, this easy meal tastes special enough for entertaining, but it's quick enough for busy weeknights! Pair it with a side of crusty baguette and a green salad in balsamic vinaigrette for the ultimate family feast.

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6 slices bacon
8 oz boneless skinless chicken breast
Kosher salt and black pepper ( to taste )
3/4 c heavy cream
2 T sour cream
juice and zest from 1/2 of a lemon
1 t Worcestershire sauce
8 oz dried radiatore pasta, penne, bowtie, orecchiette, or other small pasta shape
2/3 c frozen peas
1/4 c minced fresh chives
Parmesan cheese ( for serving )
  • Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water just until barely al dente according to package instructions (the pasta will finish cooking in the sauce). Reserve ½ cup of the cooking water to...
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Nutritions

Calories
663

Sodium
627mg
26% DV

Fat
54g
84% DV

Protein
21g
43% DV

Carbs
12g
4% DV

Fiber
4g
18% DV