Home cook shares slow cooker recipe for chicken carbonara pasta

How to make the perfect carbonara: Mum wows foodies with her delicious (and VERY simple) slow cooked recipe – complete with chicken and cream

  • A woman has shared how to make chicken carbonara pasta in a slow cooker  
  • After receiving the recipe from a friend she said she was ‘sceptical’ at first
  • She later discovered the meal is easy but takes 5.5 hours to prepare   

An Australian woman has shared how to make chicken carbonara pasta in a slow cooker after receiving the ‘game changing’ recipe from a friend.

At first she was ‘sceptical’ about preparing the dish in the slow cooker but thought she’d give it a go anyway and raved about the results online. 

Posting in the Aussie Slow Cooker Recipes Facebook group, she later said the chicken carbonara pasta was very easy to make and tasted as good as it looked.

An Australian woman has shared how to make chicken carbonara pasta in a slow cooker after receiving the recipe from a friend

Revealing the recipe to the Aussie Slow Cooker Recipes Facebook group, she later said the chicken carbonara pasta was very easy to make (pictured) 

To make the meal she used chicken, bacon, sliced mushrooms, minced garlic, thickened cream, chicken stock, condensed cream of chicken soup and pasta.

While the recipe may be easy to follow, it takes four hours to cook on a low heat then a further 1.5 hours on a high heat to complete so you will need to have time on your hands – but there is no need to brown the chicken first.  

If the dish is cooked on high the whole time, it results in ‘tough’ chicken.

Once cooked, the woman also froze portions of it to save for later in the month. 

This isn’t the first time a home cook has shared the recipe online, with another woman making a similar dish earlier this year. 

‘I jumped on the carbonara bandwagon today after seeing everyone say how good it is and now I know why… it’s amazing!’ she wrote on Facebook.

‘Wish I had tried it sooner!’

This isn’t the first time a home cook has shared the recipe online, another woman whipped together the dish for her family (pictured) 

How to make the perfect pasta carbonara in the slow cooker 

INGREDIENTS

1kg of Chicken thighs diced

300 grams Bacon diced

400 grams Mushrooms sliced

1 Onion diced

3 teaspoons Garlic minced

2 cans of Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup

2x 600ml Thickened Cream

1 Chicken Stock Cube

1 pkt 500 grams Fettuccine

METHOD

1. Add chicken, onion, bacon, garlic, mushrooms, stock cube into slow cooker.

2. Pour over soup mix

3. Add cream

4. Stir together

5. Cook on LOW for 4 hours

6. Put pasta in cooker

7. Gently combine

8. Cook on HIGH for a further 1.5 hours in 6L slow cooker

For those who don’t own a slow cooker, Barilla’s Executive Chef, Andrea Tranchero, previously shared his secret for preparing the ‘perfect’ carbonara in a pot.

‘The secret to cooking authentic carbonara is to keep it simple – it only needs five ingredients and cream is not one of them,’ he said.

‘Nothing beats the homemade creaminess derived from the emulsion of raw egg, cooking water and Pecorino Romano cheese.’

He said the only five ingredients you need are Barilla pasta, Guanciale, egg yolks, grated Pecorino Romano and salt and pepper to season. 

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