Food Photography – Creamy Chicken and Bacon Carbonara Pasta

I recently bought a Slow Cooker, I have never owned one and must confess to being interested, but I don’t completely trust something cooking all day with no one home. However, it does not stop me using it while I am pottering around at home. Perhaps once I get used to it I might be happy to leave it on all day.

I decided to try a family favorite in the cooker, Creamy Chicken, and Bacon Carbonara pasta. This is a Lactose-Free and Gluten-Free dish, but it can be made with normal cooking cream, cheese, and pasta.


  • 500gms chicken breast, diced roughly
  • 300ml Zymil Lactose-Free Cream
  • 1/2 Cup Liddels Shredded Lactose-Free Cheese
  • 125gms Liddels Lactose-Free Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup diced bacon (can be precooked if preferred)
  • 3/4 Chicken stock
  • 2 cloves of crushed garlic or two tsp garlic paste
  • Pinch of Black Pepper, oregano, thyme, parsley, and basil
  • 350g Gluten Free Pasta (I used San Remo Penne)


Prep – 10 minutes, Cooking – 2 hours

Roughly dice chicken and put in the pot with cream, cheese, cream cheese, herbs, and stock. I put on high for 2 hours, stirring at 1 hour and 1.5 hours. At 1.5 hours I took the lid off to thicken the sauce and put the water on to boil for the pasta. I also added the cooked bacon. Once pasta is cooked, drain and then add to the sauce, make sure pasta is well coated, serve immediately.

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Additional ingredients can be used such as; mushrooms, spring onion, sundried tomatoes, chorizo instead of bacon. Can also be used with normal cooking cream, cheese, and pasta. Yummy Lactose-Free and Gluten Free Option for a relatively easy family meal. Could be served with cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles if after carb free version.

~ Julz

P.S. Let me know if you try this and if you added any additional ingredients