i have the best job ever as a stay at home mommy to three handsome young men...thanks to my hard working husband! after a full day with my boys (which i love) i can't wait for my hubby to get home so we can all sit around the table for dinner. it's a very special time for our family so i try to keep it fun and unpredictable! that is why i am on a mission to find new recipes, tweak old ones and share them with YOU!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Creamy Chicken Angel Hair Pasta

 This pasta has been a huge hit in our family!  I found it online (Taste of Home) and tweaked it a little to our liking and we just LOVE it!  Great for company!  Enjoy!!

1 package (16 ounces) angel hair pasta
1-1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes  (I put the frozen chicken breasts into a crock pot in the morning and cook it all day on low--do not add anything!  When it's cooked all the way through, I remove it and cube it and then continue to follow the directions.)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 large carrot, diced
2 tablespoons butter
1 medium onion, chopped
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

In a large skillet, saute the chicken, salt and pepper in 2 tablespoons oil until slightly browned. Remove and keep warm.
In the same skillet, saute carrot in butter and remaining oil for 1 minute. Add onion and saute 3-4 minutes longer or until tender. Add garlic; cook for 1 minute.

Stir in the cream, 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.

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta; toss with chicken mixture. Garnish with cheese and crumbled bacon!

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