Angel Hair with Pine Nuts and Chicken

Angel Hair with Pine Nuts and Chicken

Angel Hair with Pine Nuts and Chicken can be whipped up for a mid week meal using rotisserie or leftover chicken, crunchy pine nuts and salty pancetta bacon.

 Angel Hair Pasta with Pancetta, Pine Nuts and Chicken | Home & Plate | www.homeandplate.com

Anytime my husband and I go out to dinner I always wonder if I can replicate the meal at home especially if it was particularly yummy.

This recipe was my attempt to re-create a signature dish from a local restaurant using the ingredients listed on the menu and those that were obviously on my plate.

 Angel Hair Pasta with Pancetta, Pine Nuts and Chicken | Home & Plate | www.homeandplate.com

What I love about this Angel Hair with Pine Nuts and Chicken is the addition of pine nuts, chili flakes and toasted breadcrumbs to give this dish a nutty, crunchy texture with a little heat.

The combination of pancetta and chicken is always delicious and pairing it with a light pasta helps all the ingredients stand out.

 Angel Hair Pasta with Pancetta, Pine Nuts and Chicken | Home & Plate | www.homeandplate.com

To finish this dish, I stirred in a little chicken broth and reserved pasta water and topped each plate with shaved Parmesan cheese.

Was it as good as the restaurant’s signature dish? Pretty damn close.

 Angel Hair Pasta with Pancetta, Pine Nuts and Chicken | Home & Plate | www.homeandplate.com

 

Angel Hair with Pine Nuts and Chicken

Angel Hair with Pine Nuts and Chicken can be whipped up for a mid week meal using rotisserie or leftover chicken, crunchy pine nuts and salty pancetta bacon.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Angel Hair with Pine Nuts and Chicken
Servings: 2
Author: Ali Randall

Ingredients

  • 11/2 cups cooked chicken
  • 1 package of Pancetta
  • 3 ounce package of pine nuts
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan herb panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup reserved pasta water
  • 1/3 box angel hair pasta
  • Shaved Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Cook the angel hair pasta according to package directions. Reserve the pasta water then drain.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, fry the pancetta for about 2 minutes. Add the chopped chicken and continue cooking another minute. Sprinkle in the pine nuts and stir constantly until golden brown. Be careful not to burn the pine nuts. Sprinkle in the red pepper flakes, Panko breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, butter and olive oil.
  • Add the drained pasta and pour in the chicken broth and reserved pasta water slowly, adding only enough as needed. Stir to incorporate all the ingredients. Top each plate with shaved Parmesan cheese.



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