Chicken with Angel Hair Pasta – Simple to make, but elegant enough for company. Use fresh tomatoes from the garden or fresh plum tomatoes from the produce section at the market. You can substitute Angel Hair pasta for Spaghetti, Penne or Fettuccine.
I made this chicken with angel hair pasta recipe a couple of weeks ago, and I’m glad I’m finally getting around to writing about it. It was really good!
Angel Hair Pasta with Lemon and Chicken (Lighter)
The fresh flavor burst of lemon perfectly accents the chicken and angel hair pasta in this quick and easy dish. Serve with a generous topping of Parmesan cheese and a tossed green salad.
Original recipe yields 4 servingsIngredient Checklist
- 1 (9 ounce) package BUITONI® Refrigerated Angel Hair Pasta
- 1 ½ cups diced cooked chicken
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice, or more to taste
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- ¼ teaspoon dried marjoram
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- Step 1Prepare pasta according to package directions.
- Step 2Toss pasta with chicken, oil, butter, lemon juice, parsley, marjoram and garlic powder. Season with salt and ground black pepper, if desired.
ANGEL HAIR PASTA AND CHICKEN WITH CREAMY GARLIC SAUCE (IN ONE PAN) EASY
Quick midweek Angel Hair Pasta and Chicken with Creamy Garlic Sauce is on the table in twenty minutes go to whoa! The secret is to use just one pan which includes cooking the pasta in the sauce. No waiting for water to boil, no messy extra pot and colander to wash up, no gluggy pasta, just pasta and chicken coated in a luxurious creamy parmesan and garlic sauce. Too easy!
This recipe for Angel Hair Pasta and Chicken with Creamy Garlic Sauce is not complicated. It’s pure comfort food for when you want dinner in a hurry, but don’t want to compromise on flavour. Check out the short video below to see just how easy this is to make.
At a Glance This Is What You Need To Make Angel Hair Pasta and Chicken with Creamy Garlic Sauce
chicken stock cubes
extra virgin olive oil
salt and freshly milled black pepper
angel hair pasta
Why use Angel Hair Pasta?
Angel hair pasta is perfect for a super quick mid-week meal because as the name suggests it’s as thin as angel hair and cooks in just minutes. We’ve removed the step of firstly boiling the pasta, and because it’s so thin we’ve cooked the pasta in the sauce. Got to love a one-pan washup!
How much Angel Hair Pasta per Person?
Don’t you hate it when you dont know how much pasta to cook per person. You either end up with too much pasta left over – or a shortage resulting in a bowl full of sauce.
As a Guideline Allow:
Dried Pasta : allow 75 -125g (2 1/2 -4 1/2 ounces) per person, depending on how hungry your guests are.
Fresh Pasta : allow 115-150g (4-5 ounces)
Filled Pasta : allow 175-200g (6-7 ounces)
How to Stop Pasta from Sticking Together?
We’ve been asked why does angel hair pasta stick together, or for that matter any pasta. Without boring you with the science behind cooking pasta, let’s break it down into a couple of easy steps. It’s not rocket science, just a very simple matter of adding the pasta to plenty of simmering sauce or water. Briefly stirring the pasta through the liquid ensures that each strand is separate and sealed by the hot liquid as it begins to cook. Cook the pasta until when you bite into a piece it still has the slightest resistance, in Italian this is called Al Dente. That’s it, if you follow these ridiculously easy instructions you’ll be whipping up amazing pasta dishes with ease.
What Goes with Angel Hair Pasta?
Angel hair pasta has to be one of the quickest meals to prepare and is ridiculously versatile as it works with just about everything! Think………..
- angel hair pasta with pesto – if your lucky enough to have basil in the garden whip up a quick fresh pesto sauce or grab of tub from your local supermarket and toss through the angel hair pasta for dinner in minutes
- angel hair pasta with shrimp / prawns – if your budget stretches to shrimp / prawns toss these through our creamy garlic sauce
- angel hair pasta with crab meat – grab yourself a tub of processed crab meat and toss this through the pasta for another quick and delicious dinner. Melt some butter and toss in a little chilli, finely chopped parsley and the crabmeat then toss through the pasta along with a squeeze of lemon juice and a grind of black pepper
- angel hair pasta with herbs – chop up your favourite fresh herbs and toss through the pasta to use as a side to compliment some roasted or grilled chicken think sage leaves panfried in butter or basil and chopped cherry tomatoes with a glug of extra virgin olive oil and some fresh black pepper. How about a chargrilled steak with some melted butter, tarragon and garlic pan fried that’s pan fried for a minute or two and tossed through the pasta. One of our favourites angel hair pasta and salmon. Think of some chopped dill, a little grated lemon zest and a sprinkle of capers warmed with olive oile to go with pan fried salmon.
Chicken Scampi with Angel Hair Pasta
Whip up this 20 minute EASY chicken scampi with angel hair pasta for dinner. This recipe uses simple ingredients you’re likely to have on hand, perfect for a midweek meal.
Most people associate scampi with shrimp and other shellfish, but guess what? This classic pasta dish works just as well with chicken.
The richness from the butter and olive oil is balanced by the acidity of the lemon juice and white wine. You also get a punch of garlic, a hint of heat from the red pepper flakes, and some freshness from the parsley.
How To Make a Creamy Chicken Scampi Sauce
The most important thing to remember with this recipe is to reserve some of the pasta cooking water. It helps to make a luscious sauce that brings all of the ingredients together.
This recipe is all about the sauce and the pasta. If you’d like more protein or fresh vegetables in your meal, feel free to increase the amount of chicken or throw in whatever veggies you have in the fridge.
Watch This Delicious Chicken Scampi Recipe
How To Reheat Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken
Because angel hair pasta is so thin, it sticks together easily and is not the most ideal pasta if you know you’ll be reheating this dish. We suggest using a thicker pasta such as spaghetti or even a shaped pasta such as rotini if you know you’ll have a significant amount of leftovers that you’ll want to reheat.
To reheat this dish, add a little olive oil to a pan over medium heat and cook until just heated through,
Chicken Scampi with Angel Hair Pasta
PREP TIME10 mins
COOK TIME15 mins
TOTAL TIME25 mins
SERVINGS2 to 4 servings
To make without wine, substitute chicken broth plus an optional tablespoon of white or cider vinegar.
- 1/2 pound angel hair pasta
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken cutlets
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/8 teaspoon (a big pinch) crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, or Pinot Grigio
- 1 lemon, zest and juice (about 1 tablespoon of zest and 3 tablespoons of juice)
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley
- Lemon wedges for serving
- Make the pasta:Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water, according to package instructions or until al dente. Scoop out about a cup of the pasta cooking water and set it aside. Drain the pasta.
- Cook the chicken:Meanwhile, melt the butter with the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Pat the chicken dry and season both sides with the salt and a few grinds of black pepper. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook about 2 minutes per side, until golden brown and cooked through.Transfer the chicken to a cutting board to rest, leaving the fat in the pan.
- Make the sauce:Add the garlic and red pepper flakes to the skillet and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the wine and lemon juice, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan, and simmer until reduced by about half, 3 to 5 minutes.
- Finish the pasta and serve:Add the cooked pasta, lemon zest, parsley, and 1/2 cup of the reserved pasta water to the skillet and toss to combine. If it seems too dry or like the sauce isn’t coating the pasta, stir in some more of the reserved pasta cooking water.Cut the chicken into slices and toss with the pasta. Serve with extra lemon wedges for squeezing over the scampi.