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Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken Recipe
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Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken Recipe

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If you want to put something on the table that’ll give you time to spare on busy nights, give this delicious dish a try. From start to finish, you’re only 20 minutes away from a vibrantly colored, all-in-one meal. —Margaret Wilson, Sun City, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutritional Facts

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.

Directions

  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.
Originally published as Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken in Simple & Delicious November/December 2009, p27

Nutritional Facts

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.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Apr. 30, 2015

"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."

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Reviewed Apr. 16, 2015

"This sounds like a nice 'basic' recipe, but I'll definitely 'tweak' it to our liking. I'll substitute the carrots for a large red bell pepper, and I'll use whole wheat pasta. I'm not sure how well basil will taste with chicken (since there are no tomatoes in this recipe), so I'll use a bit of rosemary & sage, instead. It also needs a little cracked pepper (white or black). I'll top the dish off with some finely chopped (fresh) Italian Flat Leaf Parsley, which I'll sprinkle over the cheese."

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Reviewed Feb. 11, 2015

"Very bland!"

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Reviewed Nov. 4, 2014

"Excellent! The whole family loved it!"

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Reviewed Aug. 20, 2014

"This was easy to prepare and very tasty."

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