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


  • 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 each: 463 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 861mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 36g protein .


  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

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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pajamaangel 242865
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2016

"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"

Dnpop 236234
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2015

"This was quick, easy, and only required a handful of ingredients. It was also delicious!"

clarak208 228153
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2015

"Try with roasted chicken from grocery. I'm going to also try with herb roasted."

KatyH3 225678
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."

MNagore 220231
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2015

"Very bland!"

Teesh1822 169595
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2014

"Excellent! The whole family loved it!"

dowitcher 76698
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2014

"This was easy to prepare and very tasty."

luigimon 98390
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2014

"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!!"

mmantzouranis 81114
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2013

"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."

PinkDiamondss 172399
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2013

"Woops I meant to say I used parsley in place of the basil."

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