Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken Recipe
- 8 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 2 medium carrots, sliced diagonally
- 1-1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets
- 2 to 3 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1-1/3 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 teaspoons dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Additional grated Parmesan cheese
- 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute chicken in 1 tablespoon oil for 4-5 minutes or until no longer pink; drain. Remove and keep warm.
- 2. In the same skillet over medium heat, cook carrots in remaining oil for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add broccoli and garlic; cook 2 minutes longer. Stir in the chicken, broth, cheese, basil and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 4-6 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
- 3. Drain pasta; serve with chicken mixture. Sprinkle with additional cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
1 cup chicken mixture with 1 cup pasta (calculated without additional cheese) equals 463 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 73 mg cholesterol, 861 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 36 g protein.
Reviews for Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken
"The flavor was great but I wish there was something to hold the pasta together. The liquid in the chicken was just soaked up by the pasta. I'd like something a little creamier. Will adapt this next time"
"This was quick, easy, and only required a handful of ingredients. It was also delicious!"
"Try with roasted chicken from grocery. I'm going to also try with herb roasted."
"Delicious and easy. Not bland at all. I wish it had just a few more veggies. Next time I might add mushrooms in addition to the carrots and broccoli."
"Excellent! The whole family loved it!"
"This was easy to prepare and very tasty."
"I made this for myself when my husband was working out of town. Very easy and tasty! Loved it and will make it again......maybe when the hubby is around, lol! Might keep it just for me!!"
"We really liked this recipe and that's saying a lot considering my husband doesn't normally like pasta dishes. I left the carrots out since my husband doesn't like them."
"Woops I meant to say I used parsley in place of the basil."
"This was delicious. I made just a few changes because I did not have all the ingredients. I used thin slices of lean pork in place of the chicken and I used parsley in place of the chives. Everything else stood the same and my family loved it. Even my finicky 7 year old. Will definitely make this dish again. Maybe with a penne in place of angel hair pasta though."
"This was a nice and refreshing meal for Springtime."
"My husband & I loved this. For the vegetables, I used asparagus, yellow pepper, chopped tomato, & pea pods, because that is what I had on hand. Very tasty"
"We enjoyed the dish; however, the basil ruined the dish. I've added shrimp, garlic cloves and shallots to complete its taste."
"I was expecting a little more flavor, however the step-kids and fiance' really enjoyed this dish. The kids loved the noodles and the fiance' loved the flavor of the basil."
"Very flavorful and easy. I used freshly grated Parmesan cheese and it clumped into quarter sized balls with flecks of basil as it simmered. Still tasted fine."
"This is a quick recipe and a keeper. I put in zucchini instead of the broccoli. Next time I will add more vegetables to it."
"I have made this recipe several times now. Not only quick but, light and fresh. I have used shrimp and vegetable broth which is very good too."
"My husband and I love this recipe- smells so good cooking, and tastes like something you'd order in a restaurant."
"I leave out the carrots and add a little more garlic and broth to it. Its quick easy and my 2yr old loves it all pluses in my book :)"
"This is easy enough for me to make (I've actually cooked Mac & Cheese too long!) and it's delicious! My husband loves it!"
"I really liked this recipe. I ended up adapting it just a little since my husband doesn't eat carrots. I also substituted a parmesean and romano cheese mix since it's what I had in the house. I absolutely loved it. The only thing I felt it needed was salt."
"This is a very tasty all inclusive dinner! I work as an RN, 3 12-hr. shifts in a row, so I try to make meals ahead. This one is perfect for that. I adjusted the pasta size for 3 servings anD split the veggies/chicken 3 ways. YUMMY!!!"
"I have made this several times and it is DELICIOUS! A real keeper! Simple and Delicious, definitely!"
"I was excited to try this after reading the high reviews, but was disappointed with the actual results. I found this recipe to be VERY bland (even after adding more garlic and basil). I ended up throwing the majority of it in the trash."
"I made this with frozen broccoli, carrots, cauliflower and squash. Didn't have angel hair pasta so I used whole wheat linguine. It was very good and I would make it again."
"Yummy. I like how light the sauce is. Instead of extra parmesan cheese at the end, I used some shredded 5-cheese Italian blend. Paired with some garlic toast, it was a perfect meal! Very convenient for a quick weeknight meal!"
"Everyone in my family loved this!"
"It was alright."
"I used 1/2 the garlic because my kids don't like garlic. I loved this, it was fast, easy and tasted delicious. My kids also loved it!"
"Good recipe and very tasty! I only used one teaspoon of basil and that was plenty."
"We didn't have angel hair pasta, only had linguine. Worked just fine and everyone wanted seconds!"
"i tried this at the last minute before i had to go to work, carrots were still a little crunchy but it still had good flavor and tasted amazing! Lots of leftovers!"
"I loved it, but I would use a little less basil next time."
"Very good. I wasn't sure there would be much flavor but there was."
"this is a new family favorite now! YUM!! quick and easy and flavorful! I had to double the recipe for all of us... the only difference i did was I added chopped onions to the chicken when cooking and then added a bit more broth and tons more cheese (also used romano w/the parmesan) and used Italian herbs and FRESH basil.... YUM!!!"
"This was delicious and easy."
"This dish is absolutely wonderful! My 6 year old son who is quite the picky eater, gobbled this down and asked for more! It is very easy to prepare, esp. when time is limited. I used whole wheat angel hair and reduced sodium chicken broth and it was very flavorful. I would definitely make this for a dinner party too because you simply can't go wrong with this recipe!"
"I had dinner guests the evening I made this. Both are quite picky eaters. Everybody loved it. I made it as written except for using frozen broccoli. When my sisters came the following evening, they tasted the small amount leftover. They wanted the recipe. I will definitely make it again."
"My kids liked this and as written. I used dried italian seasoning in place of dfried basil with good results, and also used chicken bouillion in place of broth. (2 cubes in 1 1/3 cup of water.)"
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.