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Blushing Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, place tomatoes in a food processor; cover and process until pureed. Set aside.
  • Sprinkle chicken with pepper. In a large skillet, saute chicken in 2 tablespoons oil until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 571 calories, 21g fat (7g saturated fat), 151mg cholesterol, 742mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 48g protein.

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  • pajamaangel
    Feb 6, 2018

    We loved this dish. I, too, couldn't find the garlic and herb spreadable cheese so I used 1/3 less fat cream cheese and added 2tsps of minced garlic and 1 tsp onion powder to the tomatoes and cheese in the skillet. This almost tasted like Chicken Parmesan. This will be in our regular rotation.

  • lmmanda
    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
    Sep 6, 2013

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

  • guminskir
    May 1, 2013

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  • JemJoy
    Mar 6, 2013

    Everyone loved it! It's a keeper.

  • abashu
    Feb 23, 2013

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

  • skraps
    Feb 18, 2013

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    Nov 7, 2012

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  • PlayfulChef
    Sep 10, 2012

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