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Creamy Chicken Angel Hair Recipe

Creamy Chicken Angel Hair Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Drain pasta; toss with chicken mixture. Garnish with cheese. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cup: 859 calories, 50g fat (26g saturated fat), 187mg cholesterol, 666mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 39g protein.

Reviews for Creamy Chicken Angel Hair

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OhBeeOne User ID: 6442248 160562
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2014

"Hubby says it's a "5 star". For myself I would prefer the carrots steamed then put in pan with butter. Didn't have heavy cream so used half and half. For some reason that curdled (separated??) and I put in a bit of cornstarch to thicken it up. Didn't hurt the flavor. I did as much as possible this afternoon and it really made a difference on time needed to prepare."

jdh0731 User ID: 3723039 176176
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2014

"I was the only one that liked this, everybody else didn't. Well, you know what?? More for me:)"

MY REVIEW User ID: 966636 209716
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2014

"Everyone in my family LOVED it, including my picky eaters! I always make the recipe as is the first time, but have since made some modifications... I now use 1 cup heavy cream and 1 cup fat free half and half. This cuts down on the fat and calories without sacrificing the creaminess. I also have cooked the chicken in the microwave in my pampered chef small covered baker to cut down on time. I sprinkle it with the salt and I use garlic pepper and cook on high for 5 minutes. While that and the angel hair are cooking I get started on the carrots in the butter. I also buy the precooked bacon and crumble that up (again to save time). It comes out fantastic every time. Love this recipe!!"

Idella Rogers User ID: 1675298 160560
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

"We really enjoyed this recipe, I added extra butter because I didn't have whipping cream. I won't add as much next time. Even our 11 month old granddaughter loved it. Will definitely make this again."

JOYSANS User ID: 2857425 173707
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2013

"I don't see a POST TO FACEBOOK button....I'm sure others would love this recipe also *-)"

chilipower User ID: 6100887 176174
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2013

"I was pleasantly surprised by this recipe. The flavors were mild but still tasty. I didn't have carrots and I used 2% milk instead of cream (it was all I had at that time). Also, 16 oz. of pasta seemed a little too much in relation to the amount of liquid. Next time, I plan to double the liquid ingredients and add fresh sliced mushrooms. I will probably stir 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese into the recipe to amp up the flavor. Overall, great recipe!!!!!"

luvbprincess User ID: 4759415 85937
Reviewed May. 24, 2011

"It was flat something was missing but I don't know what."

luvbprincess User ID: 4759415 171155
Reviewed May. 24, 2011

"It was flat something was missing but I don't know what."

Pegvan User ID: 3458115 157822
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2011

"Very fresh tasting. I added some bell pepers, will definitely fix again. Just the right seasoning."

cwbuff User ID: 441425 85935
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2011

"Just a couple of tweaks: I thought 1" cubes were a bit large - will make them 1/2" next time. ALSO - my 16 oz of angel hair pasta formed a huge glop which would not toss well with the chicken and veggies - I will only make 8 oz next time. OR, spoon the sauce over beds of the angel hair instead of tossing with the sauce. FURTHERMORE, cooking the bacon in the sauce just makes it soggy - just sprinkle over the top just before serving. ENJOY!"

photogirl68 User ID: 5551491 171149
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"Very tasty and easy to make!!!"

MsTigger User ID: 4982944 172570
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2010

"simply wonderful!! easy and fairly quick to make"

Suzieqz2 User ID: 2596682 100328
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2010

"Yummy! that's the response i get from my kids everytime i make this dish. i serve it with a side of garlic bread along with some grapes."

MsTigger User ID: 4982944 104128
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2010

"This is one of my favorites."

sunflwerchick User ID: 4096152 102968
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2010

"I didn't add the carrots and celery, but used asparagus instead. I followed the rest of the recipe and it turned out very good."

mamamowe15 User ID: 4646310 100326
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2009

"The flavor is delicious!!! I will use penne pasta and add mushrooms next time. The carrots and celery threw me off, probably leave them out next time. My whole family loved it...yummy!"

MenloMarilyn User ID: 4046037 209715
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2009

"I've not cooked with angel hair pasta much in the past and I've come to really love it! It cooks up quick and really stretches the entire dish. Be mindful to get the 16 oz box of angel hair pasta instead of the 12 oz. Also, I've come to double the liquid ingredients (heavy cream and lemon juice) as the pasta really soaks up the liquid and by doing this it keeps the dish moister longer. This is a really good meal!"

MenloMarilyn User ID: 4046037 209714
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2009

"This is one of the tastiest chicken dishes I've ever made and eaten. My family devours it!I have doubled the liquid ingredients tho' as the pasta really soaks up the liquid and by doing that it keeps it moist longer. Does anyone know the calorie count in this dish?"

Butterfly29 User ID: 3085291 209713
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2009

"How good is this pasta?"

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