Classic chicken carbonara is one of those heartwarming dishes that brings you right back to your childhood. While there are some variations to be had on this popular dinner staple, one thing is for sure — bacon (or pancetta) absolutely must be present! Now for us, if a recipe lives or dies by the addition of our favorite strip of crispy-salty-pork, then it's sure to be a winner in our book! This dreamy recipe for slow cooker chicken carbonara takes a few diversions from its classic parent recipe; however the outcome is, dare we say it, more delicious that you could have ever dreamed possible!
Packed with flavor, this incredible recipe is loaded with brilliant Italian spices including parsley, thyme, basil, and oregano with a dash of salt and pepper. Onion and garlic give a familiar depth to the dish while crumbly bacon, sweet green peas and the surprising (yet mouthwatering) addition of cream cheese and cream of chicken soup makes for a recipe perfectly suited to clearing out the family pantry in style!
Pro tip: Feel free to shred up your chicken breasts once they're cooked through for a more even distribution through the pasta. You can do this quickly using two forks, just prior to tossing in the noodles!