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Creamy Chicken Angel Hair Recipe
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Creamy Chicken Angel Hair Recipe

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

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

Nutritional Facts

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

Directions

  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.
Originally published as Creamy Chicken Angel Hair in Country Woman February/March 2008, p25


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OhBeeOne
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."

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jdh0731
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2014

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

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julie-locke1@hotmail.com
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!!"

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Idella Rogers
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."

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JOYSANS
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2013

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

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chilipower
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!!!!!"

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luvbprincess
Reviewed May. 24, 2011

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

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luvbprincess
Reviewed May. 24, 2011

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

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Pegvan
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2011

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

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cwbuff
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!"

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