Honey Lemon Chicken with Angel Hair Pasta

Lemon and honey are so good together.

The dish is bright, tangy-and-sweet, and feels perfect for warmer weather.

Honey Lemon Chicken with Angel Hair Pasta - Easy, ready in 20 minutes, and you'll love the tangy-sweet flavor!! A healthy weeknight dinner for those busy nights!!

It’s a fast, easy recipe that the whole family will love and it’s ready in less than 20 minutes.

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Honey Lemon Chicken with Angel Hair Pasta - Easy, ready in 20 minutes, and you'll love the tangy-sweet flavor!! A healthy weeknight dinner for those busy nights!!

I used angel hair pasta because it cooks so quickly and the chicken is cut into bite-sized pieces so it also cooks fast.

Honey Lemon Chicken with Angel Hair Pasta - Easy, ready in 20 minutes, and you'll love the tangy-sweet flavor!! A healthy weeknight dinner for those busy nights!!

After cooking the pasta, it’s transferred into the skillet the chicken cooks in, and everything is tossed together in the honey lemon sauce the chicken simmers in.

The sauce helps keep the chicken perfectly moist and tender. It’s tart yet sweet enough and coats the pasta perfectly.

Honey Lemon Chicken with Angel Hair Pasta - Easy, ready in 20 minutes, and you'll love the tangy-sweet flavor!! A healthy weeknight dinner for those busy nights!!

I love the pronounced lemon flavor that’s achieved from both lemon juice and lemon pepper seasoning.

Honey Lemon Chicken with Angel Hair Pasta - Easy, ready in 20 minutes, and you'll love the tangy-sweet flavor!! A healthy weeknight dinner for those busy nights!!

If you’re a lemon lover or a fan of easy dinners that taste like a million bucks but that are really so simple, you’ll love this healthy recipe for those busy nights.

Honey Lemon Chicken with Angel Hair Pasta - Easy, ready in 20 minutes, and you'll love the tangy-sweet flavor!! A healthy weeknight dinner for those busy nights!!

Honey Lemon Chicken with Angel Hair Pasta

Lemon and honey are so good together and the dish is bright, tangy-and-sweet, and perfect for warmer weather. It’s a fast, easy recipe that the whole family will love and it’s ready in 20 minutes. I used angel hair pasta because it cooks quickly and the bite-sized chicken does too. After cooking the pasta, it’s transferred into the skillet the chicken cooks in, and everything is tossed together in the honey lemon sauce the chicken simmers in. The sauce keeps the chicken moist, tender, and it’s tart yet sweet enough and coats the pasta perfectly. If you’re a lemon lover or a fan of easy dinners that taste like a million bucks but that are really so simple, you’ll love this healthy recipe for those busy nights.

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Ingredients:

Pasta

  • 8 ounces angel hair pasta, cooked according to package directions (half of a 1-pound box)

Chicken

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil for sauce + 1 tablespoon for cooking chicken
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning blend for sauce + more for sprinkling over chicken
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
  • leaves from 2 or 3 sprigs of thyme, optional and to taste
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced into bite-sized pieces (about 1 1/2 pounds)

Directions:

  1. Pasta – Cook according to directions on box, drain, and set aside.
  2. Chicken – To a medium bowl or large measuring cup, add the honey, lemon juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning, salt, pepper, optional thyme, and stir to combine; set sauce aside.
  3. To a large skillet, add 1 tablespoon olive oil, add chicken, generously sprinkle with lemon pepper seasoning, and cook chicken over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, flipping intermittently so all sides cook evenly. Cooking time will vary based on thickness of chicken breasts and sizes of pieces. Chicken should be about 90% cooked through.
  4. Turn heat to medium-low, and carefully add the sauce noting that it may bubble up in the first few seconds.
  5. Allow sauce to bubble at a low boil for about 5 minutes, or until sauce has thickened and reduced some, and chicken is cooked through. Stir sauce and flip chicken intermittently throughout.
  6. Add pasta to skillet with the chicken and toss to combine and coat. Serve immediately. Chicken and pasta are best warm and fresh, but will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat gently prior to serving.
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141 comments on “Honey Lemon Chicken with Angel Hair Pasta”

  1. Hi Averie ! You share very easy recipes on your blog I am a very frequent user. This honey lemon chicken with angel hair pasta recipe looks so yummy. I am gonna make it this weekend. Thank you :-)

  2. Made this for dinner tonight. Delicious and ligthis added a little extra pepper and lemon juice because it was a little too sweet for our tastes but other than that, yummmmmm!!!

  3. Do you happen to know how many calories are in a serving and how big is a serving and how many servings does this recipe make. Thank you. Made it and it was delicious.

  4. Super easy and delicious! Used linguine as I had it on hand. Angel hair would definitely be better but we really liked the dish anyway. Tossed in some frizen peas that went well with it for some green

    Rating: 4
  5. I’ve been making this recipe for a few years now (I always seem to have all the ingredients on hand!) Today I decided to play with the recipe a little bit. It’s always been too sweet for me, so I used about 1/3 cup of honey. I put in some red pepper flakes with the sauce and before I cooked the chicken, I sautéed some onion and garlic. It’s absolutely perfect!

    Rating: 5

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