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Creamy Chicken Angel Hair

 Creamy Chicken Angel Hair
Our pasta-loving family often requests this recipe featuring chicken and vegetables. Lemon adds a light touch to the sauce, well seasoned with garlic and herbs.
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) angel hair pasta
  • 1-1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, diced
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large
  • skillet, saute the chicken, salt and pepper in 2 tablespoons oil
  • until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
  • In the same skillet, saute carrot in butter and remaining oil for 1
  • minute. Add onion and celery; saute 3-4 minutes longer or until
  • tender. Add garlic; cook for 1 minute.

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Creamy Chicken Angel Hair (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Stir in the cream, bacon, lemon juice and Italian seasoning. Bring to
  • a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2-3 minutes or until
  • slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Return chicken to the pan.
  • Drain pasta; toss with chicken mixture. Garnish with cheese. Yield: 6
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1-1/2 cup equals 859 calories, 50 g fat (26 g saturated fat), 187 mg cholesterol, 666 mg sodium, 64 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 39 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.