Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken, Artichoke Hearts, Tomatoes, Capers, Feta, and Lemon

I wanted to make a light and simple pasta dish that used up ingredients I had on hand. I found angel hair pasta, grape tomatoes, chicken broth garlic, and lemon in the pantry and some chicken breasts, artichoke hearts, capers, and feta cheese in the refrigerator. Together, I thought they would make a tasty dish… I was right.  I loved how light and healthy this pasta tasted and how simple and quick it was to make. My husband and I both really loved it and my daughter said it was good but my son wasn’t a fan. Oh well, you can’t win them all.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Season the chopped chicken with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and garlic powder, to taste. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-6 minutes.

Prepare the pasta in salted water per instructions. Angel hair usually takes 3-5 minutes to cook. Drain once it has finished cooking.

Remove the cooked chicken from the skillet and place into a bowl. Add a drizzle more of olive  oil to the skillet then add the artichoke hearts, grape tomatoes, capers, and a dash of crushed red pepper flakes. Cook , stirring occasionally  for 2 minutes. Add the minced garlic, and cook, stirring constantly  for 1 minute. Add the chicken broth and lemon juice to the skillet then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cook for 2 minutes then add the cooked and drained angel hair pasta to the pan along with most of the parsley. Toss until evenly coated with the sauce. Pour into a serving bowl then top with feta cheese and the remaining chopped parsley. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

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Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken, Artichoke Hearts, Tomatoes, Capers, Feta, and Lemon

Yield: 6

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 10-15 min.

Ingredients:

2 tsp olive oil
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized chunks
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Garlic powder, to taste
8 oz angel hair pasta, cooked per instructions
1 1/2 cups of frozen artichoke hearts, thawed
1 cup of grape tomatoes, halved
2 tbsp capers
Dash of crushed red pepper flakes
4 cloves of minced garlic
1 cup of chicken broth
Juice of 1 lemon (or 2 for a more lemony flavor)
4 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
Feta cheese, to taste

Directions:

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season the chopped chicken with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and garlic powder, to taste. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-6 minutes.

Prepare the pasta in salted water per instructions. Angel hair usually takes 3-5 minutes to cook. Drain once it has finished cooking.

Remove the cooked chicken from the skillet and place into a bowl. Add a drizzle more of olive oil to the skillet then add the artichoke hearts, grape tomatoes, capers, and a dash of crushed red pepper flakes. Cook , stirring occasionally for 2 minutes. Add the minced garlic, and cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Add the chicken broth and lemon juice to the skillet then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cook for 2 minutes then add the cooked and drained angel hair pasta to the pan along with most of the parsley. Toss until evenly coated with the sauce. Pour into a serving bowl then top with feta cheese and the remaining chopped parsley. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking

 

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19 Responses to “Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken, Artichoke Hearts, Tomatoes, Capers, Feta, and Lemon”

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    gloria — March 11, 2013 @ 7:52 pm

    Pam this look really delicious!!

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    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — March 11, 2013 @ 8:15 pm

    What a beautiful pasta dish Pam! I love the blend of ingredients you have here. Delicious!

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    Kris — March 11, 2013 @ 9:28 pm

    One of my all time favorites! I went to lunch today at a place I love called Zov’s Bistro with my Mom and we had…..you guessed it…Angel hair pasta!!! She got the salmon and we shared. Oh la la…so good. Oh, and we shared a lemon bar for dessert.
    YUM!!!
    XO Kris

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    Jersey Girl Cooks — March 11, 2013 @ 9:32 pm

    I can never have enough light and simple pasta dishes. Looks like one great meal!

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    Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken, Artichoke Hearts, Tomatoes, Capers, Feta, and Lemon | My Best Cookbook — March 12, 2013 @ 1:52 am

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    Diane — March 12, 2013 @ 2:23 am

    We both love pasta and this sounds quite delicious. Take care Diane

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    Carmen Rosa — March 12, 2013 @ 3:05 am

    What a beautiful, colorful dish! I love it

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    pam — March 12, 2013 @ 6:18 am

    I almost always have all of those ingredients on hand!

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    Kate — March 12, 2013 @ 8:16 am

    You had my attention at angel hair pasta and the list just got better and better! I would love a dish of this….even for breakfast!

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    Marjie — March 12, 2013 @ 1:03 pm

    It’s always good to use up the contents of the refrigerator. It’s even better when it’s nearly universally popular. We all need fussbudgets to gripe once in a while, so we remember how nice it is when they don’t grumble! My dudes would enjoy this.

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    Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry! — March 12, 2013 @ 3:54 pm

    This looks wonderful. I have just about all those ingredients handy right now! Seems like a sign that I should make this tomorrow night! :)

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    Paige Flamm — March 12, 2013 @ 4:48 pm

    This looks amazing! I love anything with feta!

    Paige
    http://Thehapyflammily.blogspot.com

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    Jessica — March 12, 2013 @ 4:52 pm

    I always love your pasta dishes! I’m attempting a cook at home for 31 days in a row challenge.. so this will definitely be added to the list of meals to make for dinner :)

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    Joanne — March 12, 2013 @ 5:25 pm

    Artichokes are one veggie that I love but definitely don’t cook with enough! What a fabulous way to use them!

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    Words Of Deliciousness — March 12, 2013 @ 6:31 pm

    This pasta dish is beautiful, I love the colors in it. Sounds so yummy too.

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    Blond Duck — March 12, 2013 @ 7:48 pm

    You know what’s sad? I saw feta cheese in the preview and got excited before I even knew what it was!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — March 13, 2013 @ 1:00 am

    I absolutely love all the ingredients in this! And I think I have at least 90% of the ingredients on hand!

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    grace — March 13, 2013 @ 3:44 am

    artichokes! i think we need to find more ways to use those things, and this is a great example. :)

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    Chris — March 17, 2013 @ 11:43 am

    This would be exceptional stuffed into a pita pocket and grilled!

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