Honey Lemon Chicken with Angel Hair Pasta

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This Honey Lemon Chicken Pasta is ready in 20 minutes, making it the perfect weeknight meal! Pair with a simple salad or veggies and extra lemon wedges to amp up the lemon flavor. Your family will love this easy pasta recipe!

Honey Lemon Chicken Pasta in skillet with lemon wedges

Easy Honey Lemon Chicken Pasta Recipe

Lemon and honey are so good together. This angel hair pasta with chicken is bright, tangy and sweet, and feels perfect for warmer weather. It’s a fast, easy pasta recipe that the whole family will love. Bonus: it’s ready in less than 20 minutes! 

I used angel hair pasta because it cooks so quickly, and because the chicken is cut into bite-sized pieces it also cooks fast. 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. I love the pronounced lemon flavor that’s achieved from a combination of lemon juice and lemon pepper seasoning.

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 angel hair pasta recipe for those busy nights!

Honey Lemon Chicken Pasta in skillet with fresh herbs

Honey Lemon Chicken Pasta Ingredients 

For this angel hair pasta with chicken recipe, you’ll need: 

  • Angel hair pasta
  • Honey
  • Lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Lemon pepper seasoning
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh thyme 
  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts 

cooking honey lemon chicken in skillet

How to Make Lemon Chicken Pasta

To make this easy pasta recipe, first cook the angel hair pasta according to package instructions. 

While the pasta cooks, prep the honey lemon chicken. Add the honey, lemon juice, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, lemon pepper seasoning, salt, pepper, and thyme to a large bowl and stir to combine. 

Then, season chicken with lemon pepper seasoning and cook in an oiled skillet until it’s almost fully cooked. Turn the heat down and carefully add the sauce to the skillet. Allow the lemon sauce sauce to bubble at a low boil for about 5 minutes, or until it’s thickened and reduced some. 

Once the chicken is cooked through, add the pasta to the skillet and toss to combine. You can garnish the lemon chicken pasta with Parmesan, fresh herbs, or a squeeze of lemon juice! 

adding angel hair pasta to skillet with honey lemon chicken pieces

Tips for the Best Lemon Chicken Pasta

I used angel hair pasta in this recipe because it cooks quickly, but you’re welcome to use any pasta you have on hand. I like longer, skinnier pastas for this recipe since the sauce coats them nicely, but shorter pastas (like bow tie) would be fine too. 

For the best flavor, I recommend using freshly squeezed lemon juice instead of the bottled stuff. I know it seems like such a small thing, but fresh lemon juice is so much brighter and has lots more flavor in my opinion! 

Your lemon pepper seasoning blend shouldn’t have salt in it, but if it does be sure to taste the sauce before adding any additional salt to it. You might not need to add any salt to this dish, it’s totally up to you. 

Finally, make sure to flip the chicken a few times while it cooks to ensure it cooks through evenly. You don’t want one side of the chicken to be more browned than another side. 

forkful of angel hair pasta with chicken

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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!!

This Honey Lemon Chicken Pasta is ready in 20 minutes, making it the perfect weeknight meal! Pair with a simple salad or veggies and extra lemon wedges to amp up the lemon flavor. Your family will love this easy pasta recipe!

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Honey Lemon Chicken with Angel Hair Pasta

By Averie Sunshine
This Honey Lemon Chicken Pasta is ready in 20 minutes, making it the perfect weeknight meal! Pair with a simple salad or veggies for a full meal.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
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Ingredients  

  • 8 ounces angel hair pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ 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
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • ½ 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)

Instructions 

Make the Pasta 

  • Cook according to directions on box, drain, and set aside.

Make the 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.
  • 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.
  • Turn heat to medium-low, and carefully add the sauce noting that it may bubble up in the first few seconds.
  • 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.

Assemble the Pasta

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1, Calories: 381kcal, Carbohydrates: 59g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 31mg, Sodium: 1258mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 39g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. 5 stars
    I have been making this meal since 2014 and I still love it!!! My friends girlfriend introduced me to this recipe and I knew it was a keeper. So refreshing and unique. Very addictive 😋🍋💛

  2. 5 stars
    I have been making this meal since 2014 and I still love it!!! My friends girlfriend introduced me to this recipe and I knew it was a keeper. So refreshing and unique. Very addictive 😋🍋💛

    1. That is awesome! And you know what, some trivia, this recipe in 2014 was the first ever chicken recipe I posted on my site. Before that, I was a desserts only and/or meatless blog! I am glad you still love this all these years later!

  3. 5 stars
    This is good but honestly it’s a little bit weird! I’ve never had such a sweet pasta before. The chicken is delicious – it almost tastes like a wing sauce – but put over pasta it was a little strange. It grew on me as I ate it!

  4. 5 stars
    This is good but honestly it’s a little bit weird! I’ve never had such a sweet pasta before. The chicken is delicious – it almost tastes like a wing sauce – but put over pasta it was a little strange. It grew on me as I ate it!

    1. Glad it grew on you and you can always halve the honey next time if you don’t want it as sweet.

  5. 5 stars
    I’ve made this recipe so many times over several years and each time my family devours the whole dish! I add a little lemon zest for extra lemony flavor but keep everything else the same. Fantastic!

  6. 5 stars
    I’ve made this recipe so many times over several years and each time my family devours the whole dish! I add a little lemon zest for extra lemony flavor but keep everything else the same. Fantastic!

  7. 5 stars
    Used regular spaghetti and seasoned chicken with kosher salt. Everything else the same; delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  8. 5 stars
    I love this, and I’ve adapted it to dinner for one and two. It is not just for Summer. It can brighten up Winter days. I like to use apple cider and white vinegar, and I up the lemon. Beautiful dish. Thank you!

  9. 5 stars
    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!

  10. 4 stars
    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

  11. 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.

  12. 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!!!

  13. 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 :-)

  14. This was so delicious! Quick-sauteed some asparagus and tossed it into the pasta/sauce/chicken mix just before serving. A sprinkle of grated parm on top. SO delicious. Definitely going into the regular rotation!

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you!

      Glad it’s going into your regular rotation!

  15. This is the perfect summer dish for me. I make it every week, with enough for leftovers! It’s a fantastic, delicious, easy meal for an on-the-go teacher :) Thanks so much for sharing!

  16. Thanks for the awesome recipe! Just finished making/eating this! For us, the sauce was still a bit too thin so I added in some flour to thicken it. We also found the lemon pepper seasoning a bit much, so next time we will half the amount in the sauce and not use any on the chicken while it cooks. I figure I can always add more in towards the end if it tastes like there isn’t enough.

    Thanks again!

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out well for you! I think brands of lemon pepper (and personal preference for lemon pepper seasoning) vary and so yes, you can always add more later :)

  17. I just finished up the kitchen after making this pasta…sooo delicious. I had read through the comments to see if any changes had been made before I made it. I saw a couple of concerns with using vinegar and getting the sauce to thicken. The sauce seemed not to be thickening for 5 minutes or so but then thickened rapidly. My mom told me that whenever the flavor of a dish didn’t seem quite right, add a bit of vinegar. We couldn’t taste the vinegar in this but I am sure it helps to bring the flavors of this recipe together. I will be making this frequently! Thank you.
    Lisa

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and glad it came out great for you! And correct, it’s not a ‘thick’ sauce but more of something that coats everything so nothing is dry. Glad you’ll make this frequently!

  18. Wondering if you have figured out the calories, carbs, protein, etc.  Thought I would ask before diving into calculating myself.  Thanks!!!  AWESOME dish.  My husband said better than ANYTHING from Olive Garden !!

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you! Glad it’s better than ANYTHING from Olive Garden! I don’t know the nutritional stats but here there are links to sites that you can plug the info into https://www.averiecooks.com/faq

  19. Just wanted to say this meal is amazing! I’m pretty new to cooking and this meal is super easy and one that I’ve added to my regular rotation. My boyfriend asks for it all the time! Even the leftovers are still delicious. Thank you! 

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you! Glad it’s on the regular rotation and your bf asks for it all the time!

  20. Have just finished eating this dish,will certainly be making again.my husband loved this ,first time in nearly 50years he didn’t leave any pasta

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and glad it came out great for you! And that it’s a first time in nearly 50 years your husband finished his pasta!

  21. Do you have the nutritional breakdown for this recipe. It’s a good hit in our cafeteria, but I’m now looking to post nutritionals.

  22. I’m a good baker, but cook… not so much. This is the first recipe I’ve really pursued and did on my own – it turned out GREAT. I may have been a little too generous with the lemon pepper, but I still enjoyed it! Averie, your recipes are so reliable, thank you!!

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you – and a little extra lemon pepper never hurt anyone :) Thanks for the compliment about how reliable my recipes are. I really appreciate that!

  23. OH. MY. GOODNESS. This recipe has been sitting on my “to try” list for awhile, and my only regret is not making it sooner! SO incredible. I used linguine instead of angel hair, skipped the ACV since I didn’t have any on hand, and simmered the pasta in with the chicken and sauce for a few extra minutes before serving. This recipe is DEFINITELY joining the regular rotation, THANK you!

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you! Glad it will be on regular rotation and that you only wish you had made it sooner :)

  24. I followed directions and it came out not very good the chicken was OK but the pasta reminded me of the movie elf when he took the maple syrup and poured it all over the spaghetti. This was definitely not for me!

    1. If it was too sweet, then you could cut back on the honey and/or increase the lemon next time. We all have different tastes and preferences. Thanks for trying the recipe.

  25. It was lovely. So different and fresh. One caveat would be to cook the chicken less, so that if it takes the sauce longer to thicken, the chicken doesn’t get dry. I added some fresh spinach at the last minute and stirred till wilted. Such a treat! Thanks Averie.

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you! The spinach sounds like a great touch!

  26. Oh my goodness!! Talk about amazing and light but flavorful and savory at the same time! This dish was outstanding and I’m so impressed. I was a little worried because I am a very heavy sauce type of person when it comes to my pasta so when I was done cooking I was a little nervous looking into the pan. But I was so surprised and excited when I took the first bite. This one is definitely a keeper!

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you! And I love that even though you normally like heavy sauces that you were satisfied with this one!

  27. I was looking for a quick chicken recipe to cook tonight before heading out for a meeting at the school. Glad I found this one! It taste yummy. I didnt have quite enough honey, so the vinegar is a tad stronger, but not enough to stop me from eating it… lol This is a keeper for me. Thank you! 

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you even with a little less honey since you were low.

  28. I cooked this honey-lemon-chicken with angel hair pasta today and it tasted really good!! I didn´t find lemon pepper in our super market so I decided to make some at home (I used white pepper and lemon zest). Next time I´ll use less honey because for me, it was too dominant. But I can absolutely recommend this delicious recipe (I needed only half an hour for everything!) :)

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you with your homemade lemon pepper! And yes, cut back the honey to taste. My family prefers things a little sweeter but not everyone does, so just tweak that as you see fit.

  29. I served this for dinner tonight and it was fabulous. My husband, who is pepper-crazy, didn’t add any extra seasonings and helped himself to two heaping servings. My picky one year old devoured her little helping as well! :) Thank you for this amazing and super easy recipe!

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you! And that your family was happy!

  30. This dish was good, but it was a bit too sweet for me. Any suggestions on how to cut down on the sweetness?

    1. Just use less honey and/or more lemon, to taste, next time. Some honey is just sweeter than others based on the bees. Easy fix for next time. Thanks for trying the recipe!

  31. Planning on making this for dinner tonight. Just realized I have everything but Lemon Pepper seasoning. Any suggestions?

    1. Just use regular black pepper, noting it won’t be quite as lemony but it’ll save you a trip to the groc store.

  32. I’m not sure went wrong, but this dish did not go over well in our household. I might try it again and either lessen or remove the apple cider vinegar. 

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and if your family doesn’t like ACV, feel free to remove it and replace with extra lemon juice, or just omit; adjusting cooking/simmering time accordingly.

    1. Glad you enjoyed it! It doesn’t get thick like ketchup, but if you let it reduce in the skillet, i.e. let the water cook off through boiling and evaporation, it will become thicker than it was when you added it. Maybe you just didn’t let it boil quite long enough to reduce enough but glad it was still delish for you!

  33. Making this tonight using zoodles to keep it even lighter and fresher. I think its going to be a big summer time hit for our household! Thanks for the great recipe

  34. This sounds delish!! I am preparing several meals for a friend – first time mom who is having twins. I want to cook meals that freeze well and are yummy reheated. Do you think this would work if I fully prepare, then freeze & she reheats in the oven low heat for a little?? Thanks so much for your time and suggestions!

    1. Good question, but since I haven’t tried this as a freezer meal per se, I can’t say for sure how things will fare. I would probably just cook as directed, freeze, and let it thaw to room temp and zap in micro for a minute rather than a low oven which would I think dry everything out. You could make a batch for yourself/your family, save one serving behind, freeze and test it out and see what happens! LMK!

  35. Did enjoy it, thank you so much! It was really tasty even without the lemon pepper. I made half before but I’m making it tonight again. Full amount this time but doing it slightly different. I’m marinating the chicken in it and then I’ll cook the chicken in the skillet with all the “marinade!” Should make it extra lemony yum! It was super great with rice. Loved the sauce on the rice. So good! Think it would do great with mushrooms, too!

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you even without the lemon pepper. Glad you loved the sauce with rice and yes I bet it’ll be so good with mushrooms, too! Enjoy it again tonight!

  36. I’m making this tonight for sure! Only down fall, we don’t have lemon pepper or a lemon to make lemon pepper so I won’t be using it. I’m sure it’ll be just as good, though!

    Also might serve with rice instead of pasta .. or something diff. Not sure what yet, but gotta stay away from the pasta! :( Love super quick and delish and tasty meals and this sounds great!!! :D Thank you for posting! :)

  37. I just made this for dinner tonight for my family and it tasted lovely! Everyone liked it so much that they asked me to put this dish on the permanent dinner menu! :)

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you and that your family wants it on the permanent dinner menu!

  38. The sauce is supposed to thicken? You might want to suggest draining the chicken from the pan before adding the sauce. My sauce is very watery. Trying to save it now by adding a ton of extra honey but it’s not working. Also the apple cider vinegar smell is overwhelming-maybe use a teaspoon instead of a tablespoon. Just some suggestions.

    1. The sauce reduces (water evaporates) as it boils, so yes it will thicken. It’s not ‘thick’ like ketchup but it’s not watery. Since you mentioned both it’s watery and the smell of the vinegar is quite strong, maybe you accidentally over-measured the vinegar by mistake? Many others have made this and raved about it and not sure what happened in your situation, but thanks for trying the recipe.

  39. Well, I think this would have been great if I had followed the recipe better, and if I wasn’t so paranoid about under-cooking meat :/ We had a bunch of spaghetti squash left over so I threw that in, but the sauce ended up being too strong… I guess because the squash soaked it all up. I may have over measured the honey too. I think I might try this again in the future though :) If anyone ventures to try this with spaghetti squash, I recommend keeping the squash and the chicken/sauce mixture separate, then put em together before you eat it :)

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and you’re the first person who’s ever written to say you didn’t care for it. I guess we all have different tastes.

  40. Does anyone know of any sides other than peas? I am wanting to make this, but most people in the house will not eat peas, or green beans.

    1. There are so many sides other than peas or green beans in the world! Pretty much any vegetable in the grocery store will work! From broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrots, to a simple salad maybe topped with cucumbers and tomatoes or whatever you like!

  41. I’m planning on making this soon!  It looks very yummy! Sorry for the silly question, did you use fresh lemon juice or concentrate? Do you think it really makes a difference?  Thanks!

    1. I would use fresh if you have it but if all you have is concentrate you’d have to adapt the ratios so you get it right for your tastes.

  42. Made this for dinner tonight! It was really good! I added a little sriracha and 3 cloves of garlic. HUGE hit around my picky eaters!

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you! And I love that your ‘picky’ eaters will eat sriracha! That’s awesome and I bet delish in this dish! :)

  43. Thanks for the recipe….just made this now!! It was AMAZING! Perfect pasta for the summer! Didn’t change anything probably would change anything going forward….except I might double the sauce…we like it saucey! My pickey kids liked it too ? can’t wait to make again! So glad I pinned this!

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you! And was even a winner with the picky kids :)

  44. made this for dinner the other night. My family loved it! It was delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe :)

  45. This recipe is so simple, bright, fresh & delicious I’ve made it two weeks in a row! MUST TRY! I suggest adding the zest of a lemon to the sauce & letting it all marry together for extra lemony goodness!

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you and you can’t go wrong with extra lemon zest!

  46. I tried it, I enjoyed it but I found it way too sweet! Next time I might reduce the amount of honey that I put into it.

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and everyone’s tastes are different. Many people have written to say they love the recipe as written, but yes there is honey in the recipe, and if you’re very sensitive to honey that flavor may be more pronounced to you than to others, which sounds like possibly the case. That, or you just have a very sweet type of honey – bees and honey can vary greatly I’ve found, too! I maybe try a different honey and/or reduce the amount slightly then in your situation.

  47. I made this for dinner last night and it was so good! Very flavorful. I took left-overs to work and my co-workers kept commenting on how good it smelled. I will make this again!

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you and love that your coworker could even smell how fragrant the dish is!

  48. It’s a beautiful spring day so I had this for a little solo lunch today. Loved it!! I didn’t have any pasta but had a zucchini so I spiralized it and put the hot chicken and sauce over it which was enough to soften it some. The lemon and thyme was great with it and it’s really a versatile recipe!

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great with the zuke pasta! Love that idea (and need to break out my spiralizer, it’s been way too long!)! Hope you’ve had a great weekend, Paula!

  49. I fixed this for dinner. Overall, it’s a good dish to fix. The only problem I found was the sauce does not thicken. You would need to add cornstarch or flour to thicken, otherwise you have alot of liquid.

    1. https://www.averiecooks.com/wp-admin/edit-comments.php#comments-formThanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it tasted good. My sauce thickened because I allowed it to bubble at a pretty good rate, so the volume reduced in the pan quite a bit and I didn’t need to add cornstarch but sounds like you figured out something that worked for you. A few other people have written in email this week (didn’t comment on the post) to say they made it and that it came out great without any tweaks necessary but maybe you just had very juicy chicken!! :)

  50. I made this last night after seeing the recipe yesterday.  So good!!  My 21 year old son loved it, too.  Thanks, Averie, for another great recipe!

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you and that your son loved it, too!

  51. I love lemon and chicken together but the addition of honey sounds really wonderful here. I bet it adds a really nice sweetness!

  52. I can’t wait to make this. I love all things lemon! I’m going to use spaghetti squash though, instead of pasta.

  53. It sounds and looks delicious! a wonderful addiction to our spring menu, perhaps adding a cup sweet peas too!

    1. Would be great with spring peas! I wanted to add them but not everyone is a fan so I held off but they’d be great!

  54. Made this last night. I was surprised how refreshing the honey lemon sauce was with the pasta. Had an arugula salad on the side. The family loved this dish. 

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe on the same day I posted it and glad it came out great for you and your family loved it! Bet it was great with asparagus, too!

  55. This looks so light and refreshing! I’ve never tried this type of pasta combo, I might have to try it soon!

  56. Usually my boyfriend and I do date night on Thursdays. Either we cook something together or eat out somewhere. I think date night this week will have to be this honey lemon chicken! This is such a beautiful and fresh dish. :)

  57. It looks gorgeous Averie! Definitely like something my dad would love. Ever since he and my mom remodeled their kitchen last fall, he’s been cooking 3x as much, but it’s always quick/easy/healthier things because he works such long hours. I’ll have to send it his way! :) And I may have totally missed this, but are you eating meat now? I remember you talking about being vegetarian a lot, so I’m sorry if I’m being nosy!

  58. Just Pinned! Love this, gotta try this for dinner real soon, looks like a great meal for spring.

  59. Totally digging ALL of the flavors in this awesome honey lemon chicken recipe, Averie! <3

  60. This looks so good!! I love the lemon honey combo but I’ve never thought to add it to pasta, sounds delicious! I just made an angel hair pasta recently too, I’m on a pasta binge lately :).

    1. You make the most gorgeous pasta dishes! I can’t wait to see what you came up with using angel hair!

  61. This looks like such an  EASY and delicious dinner recipe that I could get on the table quickly. Love it! 

  62. I love savory dishes like this, that are satisfying and also fresh and with some kick. Love the simplicity and the flavor is spot on for spring.

  63. This sounds perfect for a light dinner! Honey and lemon really are one of the best combinations, and also happen to be perfect for spring (imho ;) ). Cannot wait to try this! I like angel hair, but my boyfriend prefers something a little heartier. So we might make this with either a spaghetti or linguini noodle. Mmmm…getting hungry just thinking about it!

    1. Made this today but I feel it’s missing something. I did exactly as said and not sure if maybe I missed more salt because it’s extra sweet. Any recommendations to how to fix my plate?

      1. Just use less honey and/or more salt next time. Everyone’s palates and tastes are different and my family prefers more on the sweet side and less on the salty but your tastes may be different so just adjust to taste. Thanks for trying the recipe.

  64. Oh, this is a keeper for sure. It looks and sounds amazing. I bet the smell was intoxicating!

  65. I love all things lemon and angel hair is a favorite because it never feels heavy no matter how you sauce it.  I think this recipe would work really well with shrimp too.  Can’t wait to try.

  66. I love a quick, easy entree that is packed with flavor and fresh thyme is the perfect touch. This is so bright–I think some asparagus would pair nicely with it for a spring time meal. You know me–gotta try this very soon!!

    1. It would be great with asparagus. I also wanted to throw peas into it but I know most people are not into them so I held back but some great spring veggies, i.e. peas, green beans, asparagus would all be great!

  67. Winter may be creeping in on us but this sounds like the perfect dinner! I’ve been loving the combination of lemon and chicken at the moment. Definitely trying this one out soon

  68. Hello, dinner! I am seriously making this tonight for my houseful of holiday guests! It will be perfect for a crowd, nice, and not too hard. Thanks!