Caesar Angel Hair
SERVINGS: 4 / TOTAL TIME: 35 MINS
12 oz. angel hair
1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
Freshly ground black pepper
6 slices bacon, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 c. low-sodium chicken broth
1 pt. creamy Caesar dressing
1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan
2 tbsp. Juice of 1 lemon
1/4 c. freshly chopped parsley
In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook angel hair until al dente. Drain and reserve 1 cup pasta water.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper then add to skillet. Cook until chicken is golden and cooked through, 8 minutes per side. Let rest 10 minutes, then slice into strips. Wipe skillet clean.
Return skillet to medium heat. Add bacon and cook until crispy. Drain on a paper towel—lined plate. Reserve about two tablespoons of bacon fat in skillet.
Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Pour in broth to deglaze pan. Stir in Caesar dressing and bring mixture to a low simmer. Add angel hair, Parmesan, lemon juice, and parsley and toss until combined. (If sauce is too thick, gradually add pasta water, about 1⁄4 cup at a time until you reach your desired consistency.)