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 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 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 178310
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2013

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

abashu 191131
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2013

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

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