– 8 oz. angel hair pasta For the chicken – 1 lb. chicken breast, or bonelles skinless chicken thighs – 1 tsp. paprika – 1 tsp. garlic powder – ½ tsp. sea salt – 1 tbsp. olive oil For the sauce – 1 tbsp. olive oil – 1 tbsp. butter – ½ medium onion, finely diced – ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes optional, for heat – 4 medium garlic cloves, minced – 8 oz. tomatoes, diced or canned diced tomatoes – ½ cup heavy cream or Half & Half – 1 cup grated Parmesan – ¼ cup chopped parsley
To a large skillet, add olive oil and fry the chicken over high heat until cooked through (about 4-5 minutes). Remove from the skillet and set aside.
Now is a great time to start cooking pasta. Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook according to the package instructions. Usually, angel hair pasta cooks in 4-5 minutes.
Now, reduce the heat to low and add the heavy cream and Parmesan. Bring to a gentle simmer. Once simmering, add the chicken and stir everything well. The sauce is ready. Taste and add more salt, if needed.
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