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

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You’ll feel like you’re in an upscale Italian restaurant when you serve this entree with a pleasant lemon tang and a savory garlic and herb cheese sauce. No one has to know what a cinch it is! —Patricia Harmon, Baden, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated angel hair pasta
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with garlic and onion, drained
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 carton (6-1/2 ounces) reduced-fat garlic-herb spreadable cheese
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, place tomatoes in a food processor; cover and process until pureed. Set aside.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with pepper. In a large skillet, saute chicken in 2 tablespoons oil until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
  3. Stir the spreadable cheese and pureed tomatoes into skillet. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2-4 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in lemon juice and remaining oil. Return chicken to pan; heat through. Drain pasta and serve with chicken mixture. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Blushing Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken in Simple & Delicious October/November 2012, p32

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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lmmanda User ID: 1101093 183483
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2014

"Delicious! I couldn't find reduced fat garlic and herb spreadable cheese so I used the garden vegetable variety and added garlic powder and Italian seasoning to taste,"

Sarayp User ID: 3443637 110125
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2013

"We love this one! My family has requested it multiple times. Even my picky 6 year old asks for it."

JemJoy User ID: 4118301 178310
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2013

"Everyone loved it! It's a keeper."

abashu User ID: 6784654 191131
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2013

"I would definitely make this again, and have already recommended it to others."

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