Marry-Me Chicken

"They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, and this chicken dinner is worthy of a marriage proposal!"

  • Prep time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook time: 20 Minutes
  • Ready in 35 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth, divided
  • 1/2 pound bacon
  • 1 (16 ounce) package angel hair pasta
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup freshly shaved Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • salt to taste

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Place chicken breasts on a flat work surface. Slice horizontally through the middle, being careful not to cut all the way through to the other side. Open the 2 sides and spread them out like an open book to butterfly.
  • Melt butter in a large, oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic, oregano, thyme. Saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add chicken and cook until golden brown but not fully cooked, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Pour 1/4 cup chicken broth into the skillet.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink in the centers and juices run clear, about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels and let cool enough to handle, about 5 minutes; chop.
  • At the same time, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook angel hair pasta in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain and keep warm.
  • Remove skillet from the oven and transfer chicken to a plate, reserving juices in the skillet. Keep chicken warm and place skillet on the stovetop.
  • Whisk flour into the skillet over medium heat. Add remaining chicken broth, Parmesan cheese, and whipping cream. Whisk until combined. Add sun-dried tomatoes, red pepper flakes, and salt. Add bacon and chicken back into the skillet. Serve on top of hot cooked pasta.

Nutritional Information

  • Total Fat: : 19.5g
  • Saturated Fat: : 19.5g
  • Sodium: : 19.5g
  • Potassium: : 19.5g
  • Total Carbohydrates: : 19.5g
  • Dietary Fiber: : 19.5g
  • Protein: : 19.5g
  • Sugars: : 19.5g
  • Vitamin C: : 19.5g
  • Iron: : 19.5g
  • Niacin: : 19.5g
  • Magnesium: : 19.5g

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • You can use any kind of pasta that you'd like.