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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.
  • 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

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

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  • PrplMonky5
    Jun 18, 2017

    This was SO GOOD. Like other's suggested, I didn't toss the sauce with the noodles. I just put the sauce on top of each serving. I also left out the bacon (used real bacon bits) from the mix, then put it on top at the end (so it would be a bit more crunchy). I personally liked the veggies, made the dish more well-rounded. I cut the recipe in half, which I wish I didn't do because it was so delicious, I wanted more. I can't wait to make this again.

  • OhBeeOne
    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
    Mar 23, 2014

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

  • julie-locke1
    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
    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
    Dec 18, 2013

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

  • chilipower
    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
    May 24, 2011

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

  • luvbprincess
    May 24, 2011

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

  • cheli2000
    Mar 7, 2011

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