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Caesar Angel Hair

5/14/2019, noon
SERVINGS: 4 / TOTAL TIME: 35 MINS INGREDIENTS 12 oz. angel hair 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1 lb. boneless ...

SERVINGS: 4 / TOTAL TIME: 35 MINS

INGREDIENTS

12 oz. angel hair

1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts

Kosher salt

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

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook angel hair until al dente. Drain and reserve 1 cup pasta water.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.)