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Dinner For Two : Lemony Chicken & Bacon Bucatini

This delicious pasta dish is perfect for a date night at home! A homemade, creamy white wine sauce, lemon chicken, and smokey bacon.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Dinner For Two, Lemon Chicken and Bacon Bucatini
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 12 oz Barilla┬« Collezione Bucatini
  • 2 chicken breast
  • 1/2 lb bacon
  • 2 roma tomatoes diced
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 small lemon needed for fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Parsley optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Drizzle the chicken with 2 tsp of vegetable oil, then season with the lemon pepper.
  • Lightly oil a bake dish, then toss in the chicken breast.
  • Cover the bake dish, and bake the chicken on 350 F, for 30 minutes.
  • While the chicken is baking, fry up the bacon.
  • Fry the bacon until crisp, then remove from the pan, but leave the rendered fat.
  • Once the bacon & chicken is done, cut into small pieces, then set to the side.
  • Follow the directions on the back of the Barilla Bucatini box, to prepare the pasta
  • While the pasta is cooking, place the pan of bacon dripping over medium heat.
  • Once the bacon fat is hot, slowly pour in the white wine.
  • Let the white wine, and bacon fat cook for about 5-7 minutes.
  • Drain the pasta, then add it into the pot with the white wine & bacon fat mixture.
  • Next add in the chicken, bacon, fresh garlic, and tomatoes.
  • Combine the ingredients.
  • Next add in the Italian herbs, and fresh lemon juice.
  • Add in the fresh spinach, then fold the ingredients.
  • Sprinkle in the parsley flakes & red pepper flakes.
  • Last, but not least add in the parmesan cheese, then fold the ingredients.
  • Serve & enjoy!