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Chicken, Green Bean, And Bacon Pasta

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Chicken, Green Bean, And Bacon Pasta

You can cook the pasta and green beans in one pot to make this fast dish.

12 oz. penne pasta
8 oz. green beans, trimmed and halved
slices bacon
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
large egg yolk
2 tbsp. half-and-half
5 oz. baby spinach
1 oz. Parmesan, grated (about 1/2 cup)
scallions, thinly sliced


  1. Cook pasta per package directions, adding green beans to the pot during the last minute. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking water; drain, then return pasta and green beans to pot.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet on medium, cook bacon until crisp, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper towel–lined plate and break into pieces when cool. Discard all but 1 Tbsp bacon drippings and return pan to medium.
  3. Cook chicken until golden brown and cooked through, tossing once, 6 to 8 minutes; remove from heat and toss with lemon juice. In a small bowl, whisk egg yolk and half-and-half. Toss egg mixture with pasta and green beans, then fold in chicken, spinach, Parmesan, and 1/4 cup pasta water, tossing to coat and adding more pasta water if needed. Fold in scallions and top with bacon.