The Cozy Cook

Book cover graphicThe Cozy Cookbook is here! Order Now!

Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken

This easy Angel Hair Pasta recipe has a creamy Parmesan sauce, simple seasonings, and flavorful chicken! This will quickly become a new favorite in your dinner rotation!

Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken in a large skillet with parsley on top.

Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken

I am a sucker for Angel Hair Pasta, and this is truly, hands-down, my NEW FAVORITE pasta recipe. If you’ve ever had my One Pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta, this is like a *seriously* amped up version of that.

The Parmesan cream sauce with a simple blend of herbs and seasonings is sensational. The chicken is juicy and rounds out this meal perfectly.

The pasta takes just 4 minutes to cook, and I like to reserve some of the pasta water to have full control over the consistency of the sauce. This way it’s not too thick, not too thin, just perfect.

How to Make It

See recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions.

Season chicken with salt/pepper and sprinkle with flour. Sear in olive oil until golden on each side. Let rest for 10 minutes, then cut into bite-sized pieces.

Deglaze with white wine (or chicken broth) and reduce by half. Add butter and garlic.

A plate of seared chicken next to a skillet with wine, garlic, and butter. Stir in flour, then add chicken broth, half and half, and seasonings in small splashes, stirring to incorporate. Stir in the Parmesan cheese. 

A roux with cream, seasonings, and Parmesan cheese being added.

Add cooked angel hair and chicken and toss to combine. Add splashes of pasta water and toss until desired consistency is obtained. Serve!

A skillet filled with Parmesan cream sauce with angel hair and chicken being added and combined.

Pro Tips

  • Wine: Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, or Sauvignon Blanc are great in this recipe. Chicken broth can be used if you don’t cook with wine.
  • Cheese: Shred the cheese from a wedge, it will melt and taste much better than packaged grated cheese. I use Belgioioso parmesan.
  • Chicken Seasoning: I like to use Redmond lemon pepper seasoning on the chicken which is really high quality. (Enter promo code “Cozy” at checkout for a discount!) If I’m out of the good stuff, I go with salt and pepper.
  • Pasta: If you prefer to use a thicker pasta like linguine, penne, or fettuccine, check out my Creamy Herb Pasta, Chicken Alfredo Pasta, and my Lemon Chicken Pasta recipes! 

Storage

  • Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months. This does reheat pretty well, but the pasta itself (being so thin), might break slightly.

A white plate topped with Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken.

Tools For This Recipe

(Amazon affiliate links)- Check out all of my kitchen essentials here.

  • Kitchen Tongs To handle the chicken while it sears and to toss the pasta in the sauce.
  • 3-Quart Stainless Steel Sauté Pan This is the skillet pictured in this recipe.
  • Cheese Grater– Always shred your cheese from a block for soups and sauces, it melts and tastes much better than packaged shredded cheese.
  • Pasta Strainer– I have this one and love it.
  • Measuring Spoons I have these magnetic ones which stay nice and organized in my utensil drawer.
  • Pinch Bowls for measuring out seasonings ahead of time.

Try These Next

Get My Free Meal Plan

I’ve got a Free Meal Plan with 7 of my super popular recipes (complete with grocery list)! Sign up for my email list and I’ll send it over now along with weekly dinner recipes!

And follow me on FacebookInstagram, and Pinterest!

Tried This Recipe?

Leave a review, I love hearing your feedback! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A skillet filled with Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken in a Parmesan Cream Sauce.

Angel Hair Pasta (with Chicken!)

5 from 12 ratings
This easy Angel Hair Pasta recipe has a creamy Parmesan sauce with flavorful chicken. It's easy to make from scratch and will become a new family favorite!

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large boneless skinless chicken breast
  • Salt/pepper, or lemon pepper seasoning. See notes.
  • 2 tablespoons flour

Pasta/Sauce

  • ½ cup dry white wine, see notes
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup Half and Half, half milk half cream
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • ½ lb. angel hair pasta
  • Parsley, to garnish

Seasonings

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon EACH: mustard powder, oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon EACH: onion powder, salt, pepper

Instructions

Prep Work

  • Combine chicken broth, half and half, and seasonings and set aside. Measure out remaining ingredients. Take a measuring cup (1 cup or larger) and place it in the colander that you’ll use to drain your pasta, this will remind you to save some of the pasta water when that step arrives.

Sear the Chicken

  • Slice the chicken in half lengthwise to create 2 thinner slices. Place plastic wrap over the chicken and pound each side to about 1-inch thick, it will plump up more when cooked. Pat each side dry. Season with salt/pepper (OR lemon pepper seasoning, see notes). Sprinkle each chicken slice with 1 tbsp. flour and rub it over the surface of each side. (This gives it a little texture and prevents it from sticking to the skillet.)
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and sear until a golden crust develops, 3-4 minutes per side. Set aside and let rest for 10 minutes, then cut into bite-sized pieces.

Make the Sauce

  • Turn the heat off. Add the wine and then set the heat to medium. Use a silicone spatula to clean the bottom and sides of the skillet, the “fond” will add more flavor to the sauce. Bring to a gentle bubble and reduce by half, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Start boiling water for the pasta.
  • Add the butter and garlic to the skillet and cook for 1 minute. Add the flour and stir continuously for 2 minutes, until the flour turns a light brown, and the raw flour smell is cooked off.
  • Add the chicken broth/half and half mixture in small splashes, stirring continuously.
  • Reduce heat to low and stir in the cheese. Cover partially.

Boil the Pasta

  • Salt the boiling water and add the pasta. Cook until no more than al dente (about 4 minutes). Set a timer to avoid overcooking. Use kitchen tongs to lift the pasta from the water now and then to ensure the noodles aren't sticking together.
  • Drain once cooked and reserve at least 1 cup of pasta water.
  • Add the pasta to the sauce and use kitchen tongs to gently toss to incorporate. Add the chicken and stir to combine.
  • If desired, add pasta water, small splashes at a time, and gently toss until desired consistency is reached.
  • Garnish with parsley and serve!

Notes

Pro Tips
  • Wine: Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, or Sauvignon Blanc are great in this recipe. Chicken broth can be used if you don’t cook with wine.
  • Cheese: Shred the cheese from a wedge, it will melt and taste much better than packaged grated cheese. I use Belgioioso parmesan.
  • Chicken Seasoning: I like to use Redmond lemon pepper seasoning on the chicken which is really high quality. (Enter promo code "Cozy" at checkout for a discount!) If I'm out of the good stuff, I go with salt and pepper.
  • Pasta: If you prefer to use a thicker pasta like linguine, penne, or fettuccine, check out my Creamy Herb Pasta, Chicken Alfredo Pasta, and my Lemon Chicken Pasta recipes! 

Storage
  • Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months. This does reheat pretty well, but the pasta itself (being so thin), might break slightly.

Nutritional information is an estimate and is per serving. There are 4 servings in this recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 560kcal, Carbohydrates: 54g, Protein: 26g, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8g, Trans Fat: 0.4g, Cholesterol: 91mg, Sodium: 648mg, Potassium: 482mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 608IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 206mg, Iron: 2mg
Did you try this recipe?Mention @TheCozyCook on Instagram or tag #thecozycook!

 

Order The Cozy Cookbook!

Easy Recipes. Extra Comfort.

Order your copy today!

Leave a Comment & Rate this Recipe

Your email address will not be published.

Click the Stars to Rate This Recipe




28 comments on “Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken”

  1. How do you feel this sauce would do in a crockpot? My mom had surgery and is restricted on foods. Hoping to cook the chicken different, in a crockpot, to get it very tender and use this sauce. I love all of your recipes and we choose one every Sunday in our house! (And many others days). I’ve been dying for her to try something. 

    • Hi Carissa! Unfortunately I am afraid that this sauce would curdle in the crock pot due to the dairy 🙁 I would love to say yes, but I won’t think it’s a good candidate. I am so happy that you are enjoying my recipes, I absolutely LOVE this one so I hope you can make it work on the stove top! It’s one of my top favs! 🙂

  2. Love this recipe — it’s a family favorite! Looking for a little advice… I noticed that the angel hair pasta clumps up and sticks together, making it a little challenging to plate up. Do you have any recommendations to keep it loose? Thank you!

    • Hey KS! I am so happy that you love this recipe, it’s one of my family’s favorites too! Make sure you boil the angel hair in a large pot with plenty of water so that they noodles have sufficient space to cook without overcrowding and so that the starch content of the water is a little less. I use kitchen tongs to pull the noodles up from the water throughout cooking to make sure they’re not sticking together. You can also add a little oil to the boiling water! 🙂

  3. Made this last night for the family and it was absolutely delicious!! Will definitely make it again. 

  4. Delicious! The timing given was perfect and so helpful! Used chicken broth instead of wine and definitely added pasta water back in as it took a while to get everyone to table. Will make again!

  5. This was so creamy and delicious!! It tasted like a meal I would get at an Italian restaurant!

    • I am so happy to hear that Rosemary! This truly is my NEW favorite pasta recipe of all time! I am obsessed, so I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed it as well! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, I really appreciate it! -Stephanie

  6. I grew up loving the boxed pasta that looks just like this so, when I saw your recipe, I decided I HAD to make it. It was everything I remembered but so, so, sooo much better. The wine serious puts it over the top! So creamy, with just the right amount of seasoning. I think I’m going to make this a regular in my house. Thank you so much. I can’t wait to try it with different proteins like shrimp!

    • I think I know the boxed pasta that you are talking about because I used to love that too!! This recipe puts the box to shame, doesn’t it?! I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed it. Shrimp is INCREDIBLE with this, yes, I can’t wait for you to try that variation as well! 🙂

  7. Amazing! Made it tonight and already can’t wait for my leftovers tomorrow. 

  8. Just made this for dinner and it was absolutely delicious. I didn’t have wine so I did chicken broth. It was sooooo good!!

  9. OMG!!! This was SUPER delicious. I did not change a thing besides the wine, I didn’t have enough white wine, so I used half white, half red. Other than that, I made this as is. Usually when I follow a recipe, it’s very typical for me to change one or two things to my liking, in this case, absolutely nothing needed to be changed. And, I love the tip about reserving the pasta water, I did actually use some of it! Another keeper recipe according to my husband (who is a really picky eater) and
    another great recipe from you. You are my go to recipe page now, I have so many saved recipes from you. I love all of these familiar comfort food recipes 🙂

  10. Hi Stephanie! This looks really good. I was wondering how you think the recipe would be affected if I were to replace the half and half with whole milk or regular (i.e. NOT low fat/fat free) evaporated milk. My husband and I try to avoid heavy cream in our meals. Thank you!

As Seen On…