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Chicken and shrimp carbonara is a creamy, delicious and indulgent comfort food. This Olive Garden specialty can be made even better from the comfort of your own home.

This chicken and shrimp carbonara is going to satisfy your Olive Garden cravings. It's tasty, easy, and so comforting and decadent at the same time. Juicy Argentinian shrimp, chicken breast, and pancetta pair so beautifully together in a silky smooth sauce.


We're taking this recipe up a notch by adding white wine, Argentinian shrimp, and pancetta.

Cook your Meats

We're cooking the meat separately so they don't over-cook. Start with the pancetta. Remove when it's browned. 

Chicken Next

Next cook the chicken. If the pan starts to dry out, add a little olive oil.  Remove, and cook the shrimp for 2 minutes per side. 

Garlic & Shallot

Cook the garlic and shallot. Don't worry about the brown bits on the bottom of the pan, we're dealing with that next!


Deglaze with white wine, scraping brown bits off the bottom. Reduce the wine until there's almost no liquid left. 

Build Sauce

Add cream, parmesan, salt and pepper, pasta water. Reduce until it starts to thicken slightly. 

Add the Protein

Add your protein and warm it up. Toss with cooked pasta. 


With chopped fresh parsley, extra parmesan, and lemon zest if desired. 

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