Happy Monday! Today I’m sharing one of my all time favorite pasta dishes! Angel Chicken Pasta. Baked chicken breast are served with a delectably rich sauce made with butter, dry Italian salad dressing, white wine, cream cheese with chives, and golden mushroom soup. It’s served over a bed of delicate angel hair pasta and topped with shaved Parmesan cheese. In a word…DELICIOUS! In two words….Superbly Delicious!
I make this in the crock pot. There’s a little prep work on the stove top, but your crock pot will do most of the cooking for you. I have no doubt that your little birds are going to love this recipe! If you’ve never made this you are going to be so glad you stopped by today! It’s going to make your monthly rotation! (Oh… we all have our monthly rotations! Admit it! Time to get out of the rut! lol)
The original recipe calls for whole boneless skinless chicken breasts. By now y’all know I change things…a lot! I love to improve upon a recipe and I think I have done that with this one.
I fillet my chicken breasts so they are thinner, and then cut them in half so they are smaller. Each breast should give you 4 pieces. Let’s face it…most toddlers aren’t going to eat an entire chicken breast! Most adults don’t want to not when you have pasta and sauce to go with it. This makes the serving sizes more manageable and budget friendly. Truthfully…the chicken in this dish becomes so overshadowed by the star…”the sauce”… that it’s almost sad. I could seriously face plant it into the noodles and sauce and never come back up for air!
Ummmm…Moving right along….
After I have cut all my chicken breasts into the size and thickness I need I use my meat tenderizer and work out a little aggression. Not too much, just enough to help tenderize the meat.
Place your chicken pieces into the bottom of your crock pot.
In a medium-large sauce pan, over low heat, melt one stick of butter. Add in your soup, wine, and cream cheese with chives. Stir with wire whisk until cream cheese is melted and all the ingredients are well blended. Add in 1 1/2 Tablespoon dry Italian Salad dressing mix.
Pour over your chicken and cover crock pot. Cook on low or warm, depending on how hot your crock pot cooks.
Tip: Get to know your crock pot! I’ve found over the last few years that the manufacturers of crock pots all have varying heat temperatures. Crock pot cooking started out as a form of LOW heat cooking! However, most “low” settings now have your food boiling in 2 hours and burning! If there’s a manufacturer out there who thinks they have it mastered…PLEASE send me one and I’ll be happy to review it!
I cook mine on the “warm” setting for 4 hours. Which was perfect for my crock pot! You don’t want your chicken “shredded”. You want the pieces to remain whole so it’s important not to over cook this recipe.
Before serving bring a pot of water to a rolling boil and cook your angel hair pasta “Al dente”. About 7-8 minutes cooking time is perfect for al dente pasta! Drain and place noodles on a serving platter.
Using a large serving spoon, ladel the sauce and chicken over the nest of pasta! Try to refrain from licking that serving spoon because… one drop of that sauce and you are going to think you have died and gone to heaven! No joke!
Finish by topping with grated or shaved Parmesan cheese. You can also sprinkle it with parsley or chives for a little garnish of color! (It was cold outside and I didn’t want to go cut fresh chives. Call me lazy!) I wish I had a “take a test bite” app! Can someone work on that for me?! Y’all would love me!
This dish is bursting with flavor! It’s tastes like a pasta dish from a 5 star restaurant. I served ours with an easy quick fresh Caesar Salad. It goes perfectly with this dish!
There you have it! Crock Pot Angel Chicken Pasta! I’m so glad I reduced the size of the chicken breasts into smaller pieces. They came out tender and juicy and worked great for individual serving sizes. Cooking in the crock pot makes this recipe a breeze! You can make this in the oven too! Cook at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes. Either way works great!
I’ve got the printable below for you! Enjoy! Thanks for popping by my Nest! Remember you can always find my recipes on Pinterest, Instagram and my Norine’s Nest Facebook page! I’m also sharing this easy recipe on the Weekend Pot Luck Link Party…just click here to find it and other amazing recipes! Have a great day!