Easy Domino’s Chicken Carbonara Copycat Recipe

Domino’s chicken carbonara recipe makes for an irresistible creamy and dreamy meal, that’s full of flavor! So, we have made the exact recipe in The FoodXP kitchen. 

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The result? Every element of the dish resembles the classic version. It successfully delivers the exact delicious and savory taste that the original Domino’s carbonara offers.

Moreover, the silky texture of the sauce matches the original. However, you must note that Domino’s chicken carbonara recipe differs significantly from the regular carbonara recipe.

While traveling to Italy, I found out that Italian carbonara is traditionally prepared with spaghetti tossed in a mixture of beaten eggs and grated Parmesan cheese. It also features pancetta that elevates the overall taste profile. 

On the other hand, Domino’s carbonara is not an authentic Italian dish. It is commonly found on Italian American menus as chicken is a more affordable meat option, making the dish more hearty.

Therefore, Domino’s prepares their pasta carbonara with penne instead of spaghetti and replaces the egg mixture with cheese sauce. However, despite the difference, the pasta tastes amazing. I can vouch for the fact as it has become my favorite!

Dominos Chicken Carbonara Copycat Recipe

Recipe Equipments For Domino’s Chicken Carbonara

Before you make your way to the kitchen to toss up this pasta, I recommend you to mark a check of the types of equipment you would require to prepare this dish. 

  • Large Pot – You will need a large pot to boil the pasta and chicken breast.
  • Knife – A knife will be required to cut the chicken into small pieces and chop the veggies.
  • Skillet – A skillet will be required to make the pasta.
  • Grater – You will need a grater to grate the cheese.
  • Colander – A colander will help you drain the pasta water.
  • Serving Dish – A serving dish will be required to serve the pasta piping hot!

Domino’s Chicken Carbonara Ingredients & Substitutions

Note: This recipe helps you make two portions of Domino’s chicken carbonara. Therefore, I recommend you increase or decrease the quantity of ingredients accordingly. 

  • 1 Cup Penne Pasta – You can also use regular or durum wheat pasta for this recipe as a substitute for penne pasta. 
  • 1 Cup Boiled Chicken Breast – Chicken thigh can also be a good replacement for chicken breast because of its flavors.
  • ½ Cup Chopped Smoked Bacon – I recommend you using pancetta or guanciale if you can find it. 
  • 2 Tbsp Butter – If you are out of butter, you can use oil, margarine, lard, shortening or nut butter.
  • 1 Cup Milk – Regular milk can be replaced with soy milk or almond milk.
  • 1 Cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese – You can also use Parmigiano Reggiano or Asiago cheese if you can’t find parmesan cheese.
  • 1 Cup Chopped Onion 
  • ½ Cup Chopped Mushrooms – You can make this pasta using any of your favorite mushrooms. But I recommend using button or shiitake  mushrooms for the best flavor.  
  • 1 Tbsp All-Purpose Flour – Roux is authentically made with all-purpose flour, but if you are out of it, you can also use wheat flour, almond flour or cornstarch.
  • 1 Tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Parsley
  • ½ Tbsp Salt 
  • 1 Tbsp Black Pepper

Domino’s Chicken Carbonara Preparation & Cooking Time

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
5 Minutes30 Minutes35 Minutes
Domino's Chicken Carbonara Copycat Recipe

Domino’s Chicken Carbonara Recipe Steps 

Now that you are all set to toss up your favorite pasta, follow the steps mentioned below to have your lunch/dinner ready in no time. I can vouch for the result to be amazing.

Domino's Carbonara Step 1

Step 1- Place a skillet on the stove and add onion, garlic, and butter into it.

Domino's Carbonara Step 2

Step 2- Once the onions turn translucent, add chopped mushrooms.

Domino's Carbonara Step 3

Step 3- Once the mushrooms are cooked, add a tablespoon of all purpose flour to it.

Domino's Carbonara Step 4

Step 4- Then pour milk into the skillet and stir to combine. 

Domino's Carbonara Step 5

Step 5- Once the sauce begins to thicken, add parsley to the skillet.

Domino's Carbonara Step 6

Step 6- Now, add all dente penne to the sauce.

Domino's Carbonara Step 7

Step 7- After giving it a good stir, season the pasta with salt and pepper.

Domino's Carbonara Step 8

Step 8- Add boiled chunks of chicken breast over the pasta and garnish the carbonara with grated parmesan cheese.

Domino's Carbonara Step 9

Step 9- Finally, add crispy chunks of bacon to the pasta.

Domino's Chicken Carbonara At Home

Step 10- Lastly, add chopped bacon and let the pasta cook for 5 minutes and serve to enjoy the restaurant-style Domino’s carbonara pasta.

Domino’s Chicken Carbonara Recipe Video 

Frequently Asked Questions About Domino’s Chicken Carbonara

Is Domino’s Chicken Carbonara Healthy?

If you are a health conscious person, you would definitely want to know how healthy this pasta is. Therefore, you should know that Domino’s chicken carbonara is high in calories and fat. However, it’s healthy to enjoy it in moderation. 

Moreover, you can also make it healthier by using whole-grain pasta instead of refined pasta or reduce the amount of cheese and add more veggies of your choice to increase the nutrient content of the dish.

Calories640 kcal
Carbohydrates63 g
Fat32 g
Protein29 g
Cholesterol195 mg
Sodium1470 mg

Recipe Variations Of Domino’s Chicken Carbonara That You Can Try

  • Vegan Domino’s Chicken Carbonara – You can easily make Domino’s Chicken Carbonara vegan-friendly by replacing chicken with plant-based meat or soy curls, and bacon with sundried tomatoes. Furthermore, you can replace regular milk with almond milk. 
  • Gluten-Free Domino’s Chicken Carbonara – Make this pasta gluten-free by replacing regular penne with gluten-free substitute like quinoa pasta, lentil pasta, corn pasta, and chickpea pasta. Additionally, you can replace all-purpose flour with rice flour.
  • Keto Domino’s Chicken Carbonara – You can make Domino’s Chicken Carbonara keto-friendly by following the same recipe without adding pasta. 

Storing & Reheating Domino’s Chicken Carbonara

I love this delicious Domino’s chicken carbonara. Therefore, I always make some extra to enjoy the next day. You might want to do this too. Therefore, you must know how to store the pasta properly to retain its flavors and quality. 

  • Cool The Pasta – Allow the pasta to come to a room temperature before storing it. 
  • Store In An Airtight Container – Transfer the chicken carbonara to an airtight container with a lid. This will ensure that the taste and texture of the pasta remains the same.
  • Refrigerate Promptly – Place the container in the refrigerator after the carbonara has cooled down as soon as possible. Leftover chicken carbonara can be refrigerated for up to three to four days.

Reheating Domino’s Chicken Carbonara

Restoring the creamy texture is something I aim for when reheating Domino’s chicken carbonara. Follow the below mentioned pointers precisely to get the desired results.

Microwave/ Stovetop – To reheat the chicken carbonara, transfer the desired amount to a microwave-safe dish and heat in the microwave for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Alternatively, you can also reheat the carbonara on the stovetop over low heat, until heated.

Note- I recommend you to discard the chicken carbonara that has been left outside for over two hours or has an unusual appearance or odor.

 Serving Suggestions With Domino’s Chicken Carbonara

This copycat Domino’s chicken carbonara tastes amazing on its own. However, I would like to share a few serving suggestions with all of you that can make your meals more delectable. 

  • SaladA fresh side salad tossed in a light vinaigrette dressing will complement the richness of the Chicken Carbonara.
  • BruschettaBruschetta is a classic Italian appetizer that features bread topped with tomatoes. It works with every pasta dish. 
  • Sauteed vegetablesSauteed vegetables make for a wonderful accompaniment with pasta as they add a refreshing touching that helps balance the richness of the pasta. Therefore, you can make use of any of your favorite veggies. 
  • Grilled SalmonYou can make your meal wholesome by pairing the carbonara with grilled salmon. It is a lean protein that not only makes the meal more healthy, but tastes delicious. 
  • Caprese SkewersCaprese skewers are made with cherry tomatoes, mozzarella balls, and fresh basil leaves. With their fresh and light flavor, they make for an excellent side dish to enjoy with chicken carbonara.

Domino’s Chicken Carbonara Printable Version

Domino's Chicken Carbonara Copycat Recipe

Domino’s Chicken Carbonara

Domino's chicken carbonara is filled with rich flavors of alfredo creamy sauce, bacon, chicken, mushrooms, and other components. Prepare this recipe within 20 minutes and satiate your cravings for a hearty pasta dish.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course copycat
Cuisine American-Italian
Servings 2
Calories 640 kcal


  • Bowl
  • Casserole
  • Saucepan
  • Frying Pan
  • Oven Mitt Griper
  • Oven


  • 1 cup Penne Pasta (Boiled)
  • 1 cup Chicken Breast (Boiled)
  • ½ cup Bacon (Shredded)
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese (shredded)
  • ½ cup Mushrooms (chopped)
  • 1 cup Onions (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon Parsley
  • 1 tablespoon All-Purpose Flour
  • ½ tablespoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper


  • Take a saucepan, add two tablespoons of butter, a tablespoon of minced garlic and finely chopped onions.
    Domino's Carbonara Step 1.1
  • Add mushrooms to the saucepan. Stir in frequently and soon after that make a roux in the same saucepan.
    Domino's Carbonara Step 2.1
  • Add a tablespoon of all-purpose to it.
    Domino's Carbonara Step 3.1
  • Along with that, add a full cup of milk to the saucepan.
    Domino's Carbonara Step 4.1
  • Then, add some dried parsley and let the mixture thicken for some time.
    Domino's Carbonara Step 5.1
  • Further, add boiled penne pasta to the mixture.
    Domino's Carbonara Step 6.1
  • Season the mixture with salt and black pepper to your taste.
    Domino's Carbonara Step 7.1
  • Add boiled chunks of chicken breast over the pasta and garnish the carbonara with grated parmesan cheese.
    Domino's Carbonara Step 8.1
  • Finally, add cheese and crispy chunks of bacon.
    Domino's Carbonara Step 9.1
  • Let it cook 5 minutes and serve to enjoy the restaurant-style Domino’s carbonara pasta.
    Domino's Chicken Carbonara Copycat Recipe



Calories: 640kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 32g | Cholesterol: 195mg | Sodium: 1470mg
Keyword Chicken Carbonara pasta, Chicken Carbonara With Alfredo Sauce, Dominos Chicken Carbonara
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More Lunch or Dinner Suggestions

Whether you are enjoying a cozy night in or hosting a dinner party, you can create a memorable dining experience with Domino’s Chicken Carbonara. 

However, along with it, you can also try out other recipes like Domnio’s garlic bread that makes for an excellent pairing with the pasta.

Likewise, you can also try out Domino’s pepperoni pizza, Domino’s Chicken Wings, and Paula Deen’s 7 layer salad with the pasta. All these items will help you make a lavish feast.


Dear readers, we have come to the end of this article. I hope you enjoyed learning about this recipe. So, now I recommend you to Domino’s chicken carbonara at home along with the side dishes I suggested. After trying it out, please come back to share your feedback about the recipe with us.   

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