They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, and this chicken dinner is worthy of a marriage proposal!
- Serves: 6 persons
- 1½ pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
- 2tablespoons butter
- 3cloves garlic, minced
- ½teaspoon dried oregano
- ¼teaspoon ground thyme
- ½cup chicken broth, divided
- ½pound bacon
- 1(16 ounce) package angel hair pasta
- 1tablespoon all-purpose flour
- ½cup freshly shaved Parmesan cheese
- ¼cup whipping cream
- ¼cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
- 1pinch red pepper flakes
- salt to taste
Step 1Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Step 2Place 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.
Step 3Melt 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.
Step 4Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink in the centers and juices run clear, about 15 minutes.
Step 5Meanwhile, 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.
Step 6At 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.
Step 7Remove skillet from the oven and transfer chicken to a plate, reserving juices in the skillet. Keep chicken warm and place skillet on the stovetop.
Step 8Whisk 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.