Angel Chicken


Posted: February 24

Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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You could call this dish... heavenly. Angel Chicken has a bed of tender, ethereal angel hair pasta cushioning juicy seared bites of chicken and crunchy toasted nuts. Add in a delicious crown of spinach and sweet dried cherries and Angel Chicken has literally everything you could hope for in a single dish. This meal only needs half an hour or less to make, so you could have a bowl of paradise any time of the week!


Ingredients

• 8 ounces angel hair pasta • 3/4 pound chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes • 1 tablespoon cornstarch • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1/8 teaspoon pepper • 1 tablespoon olive oil • 1 (6-ounce) package fresh baby spinach • 1/2 cup dried cherries • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded • 1/3 cup pecans, chopped and toasted • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted

Directions

Step 1

Cook the pasta to al dente according to the package directions.

Step 2

In a small bowl, toss the chicken with cornstarch, salt, and pepper.

Step 3

In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat.

Step 4

Add the chicken mixture and cook until no longer pink, about 5-7 minutes.

Step 5

Stir in the spinach and cherries and cook until the spinach is wilted, for about 3-4 minutes.

Step 6

Reserve 3/4 cup of the pasta water and drain the pasta.

Step 7

Place the pasta in a large bowl.

Step 8

Sprinkle the pasta with the nutmeg and toss to combine.

Step 9

Add enough of the reserved pasta water to moisten the pasta.

Step 10

Top the pasta with the chicken mixture, parmesan, pecans, and pine nuts.

Step 11

Serve.


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