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Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken, Lemon and Fresh Herbs

Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken, Lemon and Fresh Herbs
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The fresh flavor burst of lemon and herbs perfectly accents the chicken and angel hair pasta in this quick and easy dish. Serve with a generous topping of Parmesan cheese!

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  • 1 package BUITONI Refrigerated Angel Hair Pasta (9 oz.)
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked diced chicken
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


PREPARE pasta according to package directions.

TOSS pasta with chicken, butter, lemon juice, parsley, marjoram and garlic powder. Season with salt and ground black pepper, if desired.


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    Famished to (happily) Full -- and Fast!

    Diane Trees-Clay from Missouri City, Texas

    We were starving. Had on hand all but marjoram (bought it once, hardly used it, tossed old, almost full jar), including leftover angelhair pasta & 13-oz can of chickie. Doubled the sauce, added garlic salt + salt & freshly ground pepper. Not exactly gourmet, but a surprisingly satisfying, yummy, balanced dish. Steamed some broccoli & finished with ice cream sandwiches -- ta DA! Will be making this again for sure! :)

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    Audra Carr from Dallas, TX

    This was wonderful.Creamy and lemony. I had to almost double the recipie so I added about 1/2 cup butter total, and the juice of two lemons+ 1t lemon rind. I substituted 1TBS dried basil, 1TBS dried taragon and about 1/2c of fresh cilantro for the herbs and added parmesean cheese. My family loved it.

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    learning how to cook for my husband

    arlaee guevara from elsa,TX.

    i tried it and i thought since im a beginner at cooking,i am trying new recipes,and i thought it would come out weird tasting,but i gave my husband the first taste straight out of the pan,and he says"wow its pretty good"with a smile on his face and a smile on mine.....thanks for the delicous recipe!!!!

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    Added some ingredients

    LUANNA DULABA from edmonton, AL

    I added goat cheese and fresh basil. It tasted like this dish I used to get at an Italian restaurant that they stopped selling.

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    jones from florida

    woahhh, this dish was excellent,

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    All bases covered

    Brent W from Maryland

    my kids loved it because it was pasta, my wife loved it because it chicken, I loved it because it was delicious and very quick and easy to prepare

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    Yum-m-m, makes me hungry, just reading it. I think I will try it tonight. Lemon & Chicken, yes it looks like a WINNER to me.

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    Kristin from

    I loved this very tasty alternative to pasta sauce. So light and flavorful, as well as quick and easy! My toddler and I loved it!

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    Making my Man happy inside out

    Betsy from Paradise, Ca.

    I added pesto over the angel hair pasta. I used the lemon juice and zest to the pesto. So I changed the receipe to fit my needs and it was outrageously delisious and a favorite of ours now. Sure beats the humdrum of everyday cooking.

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    Lisa K

    Lisa Krenz from Strongsville, Ohio

    This is a great, easy, tasty recipe. It is made of ingredients you keep around the house and goes great with a fresh green salad and a crusty italian bread! I make this on a regular basis.

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    Yum Yum!!

    Rebecca Green from Silverdale, Washington

    I loved this, it was great!!! We added mozzarella cheese and lemon pepper to zest it up a bit and it was awesome! I'm just learning to cook (I know sad, seeing how I'm married) and this was very simple to figure out and not that expensive to cook. I highly recommend it expecially for someone who is just learning how to cook. I loved it, it tasted great and was eaten up in two days time!

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    Pretty good, but a lot of lemon

    Rae from

    The first time we made this, according to the recipe it was good but it had a very strong lemon flavor and very heavy taste due to the butter. We used 3 tablespoons lemon juice... this time, we cut the butter and lemon by half and it was amazing.

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    Suzie from Tennessee

    This dish is fresh and light and a great meal. My kids and husband loved it and I will definatly be fixing it in the future!

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    healthy stu

    stuart from boston , ma

    this recipe sounds like it could be tasty .but adding a third of a cup of butter is not healthy . butter has much too much fat & cholesterol. put in tomato sauce , and diced sweet red peppers instead , and i will bet the flavor will as well as the health aspect will be improved a great deal. healthy stu

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    Fresh and Light

    Innana from

    This recipe was very light and refreshing. The lemon really makes this recipe! I thought it would be good, but it was actually great! My husband couldn't get enough of it!

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    Very Good

    TJ from Aurora, IL

    I made this for my family. My kids loved it! Not an easy feat in this house. I will definately make again. Quick and Easy

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    Quick and Delicious

    Sarah from Green Bay, WI

    I loved this recipe! I didn't use marjoram because I didn't have any and only used dried parsley and it turned out great! Instead of melting the butter and then adding it, I just threw the cold butter into the pan with the cooked chicken and then added the other ingredients once it melted. I also used regular angel hair pasta. I think this would be good with ANY pasta, but I really like how quickly angel hair pasta cooks. I will definitely make this again and again.

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    Simply Mah-velous

    Lori from Medford, OR

    I love quick and easy and I am a seasoned cook! This recipe is tasty and light and very easy to prepare. I don't have too much trouble getting my family to eat what I prepare but I love having new recipes to experiment with and this one is a standard that will appear in my house often.

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    Picky little eaters Loved this

    kristine from Sioux Falls, SD

    My kids are normally scared to try anything different, though I make them at least take one bite. However, this time they loved the something new. I can't wait to make this dish again.

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    April Burdette from Parkersburg WV

    this was very good and easy to make. my whole family loved it. even my picky 16 year old daughter.

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    Easy to make!

    Susan from Sugar Land, TX

    This was extremely easy to make. I didn't have angel hair, so I used regular spaghetti noodles. I'm not familiar with majoram, but I used spices I had. I also added some peas. The kids came back for seconds. No leftovers.

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    Tisha Craig from Colorado Springs, Colorado

    This recipe is super...even my picky eater loved it. Because I have a home daycare and use leftovers for their lunch, I doubled the recipe. The 1st time I made the recipe, it was a little "dry". The 2nd time I made this recipe, I tripled the "sauce" mixture and it was wonderful!!!

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    Loved it!

    Deanna from

    Made this for my fiance and he flipped! It's light and delicious and easy. I will definitely be making this again.

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    Quick,easy and light

    Michelle from

    It is heavy enough to fill you up but not too heavy so that you fill overly stuffed. I added garlic salt instead of garlic powder and it still needed more salt. I added lemon pepper as well and it was the perfect touch. Suprisingly good for how easy and quick it was to make and how few ingrediants it has!!

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    elyse from

    this dish is wonderful

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    Tammy from

    My family tried this the other night and we thought it was great. My daughter is very picky and eats mostly pb&j, she loved the chicken in this dish. Will definetely try this again!!!

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    Laura from

    I'm a teenager and I've never really cooked before. I made this for my Mom's birthday and she was really impressed! It was really easy and took no time to make!

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    "The best meal i have ever had"!!!

    connor watkinson from Whiston,Rotherham

    if you are looking for a meal with perfection then this is the one. It is mouth watering and is fit for a king, literaly but what the best thing about the angel hair pasta is the fresh smell and divine taste.i would also recomend adding salt and pepper to give it a little more flavor.

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    Excellent Dish

    Brittany from Panama City, Florida

    Provided you do not burn the chicken, it comes out very tasty. Although the recipe says to use their pasta, normal angel hair is just fine. I will definitely make this again.

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    Jami from

    This was great!!!!!!!! It was the first meal that I have ever prepared for my boyfriend, boy did it make me look like could cook!!!!!! I also prepared it for my picky 8 year old and she wanted seconds!!!!! Like I said above YUMMY!

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    Quick and easy.

    Kathryn from Syracuse, NY

    It was quick and easy, light and fresh. Love the lemon.!

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    Angel Hair Pasta with Lemon & Chicken

    nancy Warner from Michigan

    Someone gave me this recipe several months ago. We all really loved it and I fixed it several times then misplaced the card. I have looked and looked, could not find it. Glancing through the recipes on this sight and there it was.......BINGO! I am so glad to have it back. It's great!

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    Patty from Duarte, California

    This had a great light tangy flavor and was very easy to make. Will add this to my easy dinner menu. Made it for my boyfriend and he loved it!

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    Kim Obuch from Texas

    This is a super fast meal to make. It only took me maybe 15 minutes to make. It taste great too. Even my picky eater son ate two helpings of this.

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    invites to dinner

    Joe C. from Virginia Beach Virginia

    I tried this recipe and thought it to be great. one night my sister in law came for dinner. she raved about this dish. now I get invited to dinner just so I can cook. thanks so much for this dish and all the others.

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    Loved It!

    Kim from Forney, Texas

    I made this with whole wheat pasta and chicken I prepared on my George Foreman grill and it was delicious! My husband and picky 3 year old didn't even realize it was whole wheat pasta and they loved it and are looking forward to having it again!

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    Maribel from

    This is an excellent dish and so simple and quick. Boil the noodles and toss in a few ingredients in a bowl and there you go dinner. Toast some french bread and you have a full meal in no time. We loved it and it's so easy you end up making enough for lunch the next day!

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    Love It!!

    Brittany from

    I love this recipe. It's fast and I actually feel like I made an effort at preparing a meal when we have this for dinner. I add garlic salt to ours for a little more flavor. My husband loves this as well and we always eat the leftovers for lunch.

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    Pretty Tasty

    Tara from Columbus, Ohio

    Well for a quick simple meal this did the trick! I added chicken and diced tomatoes, and it was great! I could have had this by itself, but the Italian side of me was calling for crusty garlic bread and a scoop of mashed potatoes. Very very delicious!

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    Needs personal tweeking

    Kristin Dilley from colorado springs, CO

    I thought it was good but not great. My husband thought it was boring. I think if you doubled the ingredients (except the pasta and chicken) then it would add a lot more flavor.

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    Lily Lococo from Faitborn Ohio

    This is really a great recipe, and will try it with cooked shrimp.

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    Easy & Tasty

    Joanna from Deerfield Beach, FL

    This was an easy meal I will make again. I made it with whole wheat pasta. I also mixed some tofu (diced very small) in with the chicken and marinated them for a couple of hours in a mixture of white wine, a little lemon juice, and herbs. Overall it shaped up to be an easy, healthy meal with very little prep work.

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    Tasty and Easy

    Joan Klobnak from Berkeley, Il.

    This is a keeper, my husband is not a pasta fan and he had several helpings. I made it the following week for my family and they all loved it. It was very easy, next time I make a roasted chicken I will put an extra one in the oven, remove the cooked chicken and freeze for this recipe.

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    mmm, good

    beth from san antonio, TX

    Like someone said earlier, I minced a couple cloves of garlic (instead of garlic powder) and then used half the butter, and replaced the other half with olive oil, keeps it creamy, but cuts the bad fat in half! Also added in some roughly chopped capers, GREAT DISH!

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    Christy from Snohomish, WA

    This was somewhat difficult to make. I liked it better as cold left overs than warm. I had to cool down the noodles in order for them not to over cook and inorder to mix the ingredients. My husband liked it more than I, but I prefered it cold.

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    great dish

    rebecca from ontario, canada

    I found this dish to be amazing. I am a university student who had grown tired of eating dinner and zoodles. I decided to look up recipes and this one jumped out at me. my roommates and i make it at least once a week now. It is INCREDIBLE! and fast!!!

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    Tasha from

    This is TOTALLY AWSOME! I'm making it for Valentine's Day for my Family. It is a family FAVORITE!

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    Needs to be healthier

    Tricia from

    I suggest making this with a smaller amount of Olive oil in the place of the butter and make pasta whole wheat. 1/3 cup of butter is too high in my book.

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    Totally Awesome

    Shannon from

    wow this was great i think next time i might marinade the chicken with a lemon marinade and maybe add some cheese on top but other wise it was totaly great

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    Fast, Easy, and Delicious!

    Jane from North Carolina

    This is very quick to prepare and healthy, but a little plain the first time. The next time I added just one box of Green Giant frozen peas in sauce, and man did that do the trick! My whole family loved it, from age 18 to 81! Cooked regularly now. In fact, I precook and freeze the chicken breasts ahead to REALLY have a quick meal! Goes great with a salad and garlic bread.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe:

  • Calories: 390
  • Calories from Fat: 170
  • Total Fat: 18g (28% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 11g (53% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 115mg (38% of DV)
  • Sodium: 160mg (6% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 33g (11% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g (6% of DV)
  • Sugars: 1g
  • Protein: 23g
  • Vitamin A: 15% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 10% of DV
  • Calcium: 4% of DV
  • Iron: 10% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken, Lemon and Fresh Herbs


  • 1 package BUITONI Refrigerated Angel Hair Pasta (9 oz.)
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked diced chicken
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder



PREPARE pasta according to package directions.

TOSS pasta with chicken, butter, lemon juice, parsley, marjoram and garlic powder. Season with salt and ground black pepper, if desired.

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