I found this recipe, Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken, about 15-20 years go and we make it often. I think I got the recipe in the mail one day from Taste of Home, but I’m not positive. Regardless of where I got the recipe, it is a favorite for our family. Everyone loves it.
One of the great things about this recipe is that you can add a good variety of vegetables to it. The original recipe just calls for broccoli and carrots, however, we’ve made it with cauliflower, snow peas, and more. It just depends on the mood you are in. You can even substitute the Angel Hair Pasta with another noodle of choice.
It isn’t often when your children request a specific meal that you wouldn’t expect them to ask for. However, this is one of those meals. Even though it has vegetables in it, the kids seem to love it.
As for myself. I love it because it is not only easy to make, but it is also a quick meal and not a lot of dishes. One stock pot for the noodles and another for the remaining ingredients.
Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken & Vegetables
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil DIvided
- 2 Skinless, boneless chicken beasts Cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1 Carrot Sliced diagonally into 1/4-inch pieces
- 10 oz Frozen Broccoli Florets Thawed
- 2 Cloves Garlic Minced
- 12 oz Angel Hair Pasta
- 2/3 cups Chicken broth
- 1 tsp Dried basil
- 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium skillet over medium heat; add chicken. Cook, stirring until chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove from skillet and drain on paper towels.2 tbsp Olive Oil, 2 Skinless, boneless chicken beasts
- Heat remaining oil in the same skillet. Begin heating water for pasta. Add carrot to skillet; cook, stirring, for 4 minutes. Add broccoli and garlic to skillet; cook, stirring for 2 minutes longer.1 Carrot, 10 oz Frozen Broccoli Florets, 2 Cloves Garlic, 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- Cook pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, add chicken broth, basil, and Parmesan to skillet. Stir to combine. Return chicken to skillet. Reduce heat and simmer for 4 minutes.12 oz Angel Hair Pasta, 2/3 cups Chicken broth, 1 tsp Dried basil, 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
- Drain pasta. Place in a large serving bowl. Top with chicken and vegetable mixture. Serve immediately.
We hadn’t had this recipe in years, so I was so happy that I was able to remember it. Now it’s here for everyone to see, and never be thought lost again.