Best Caesar Angel Hair Pasta

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We used a whole bottle of Caesar dressing in this sauce and have no regrets. With bacon, lemon juice, Parmesan, and LOTS of black pepper, it’s ridiculously good.

Best Caesar Angel Hair Pasta

Caesar Angel Hair Pasta

YIELDS: 4 SERVINGS

PREP TIME: 0 HOURS 10 MINS

TOTAL TIME: 0 HOURS 35 MINS

INGREDIENTS

  • 12 oz. angel hair
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 c. low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 pt. creamy Caesar dressing
  • 1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan
  • 2 tbsp. Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 c. freshly chopped parsley

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook angel hair until al dente. Drain and reserve 1 cup pasta water.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper then add to skillet. Cook until chicken is golden and cooked through, 8 minutes per side. Let rest 10 minutes, then slice into strips. Wipe skillet clean.
  3. Return skillet to medium heat. Add bacon and cook until crispy. Drain on a paper towel—lined plate. Reserve about two tablespoons of bacon fat in skillet.
  4. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Pour in broth to deglaze pan. Stir in Caesar dressing and bring mixture to a low simmer. Add angel hair, Parmesan, lemon juice, and parsley and toss until combined. (If sauce is too thick, gradually add pasta water, about 1⁄4 cup at a time until you reach your desired consistency.)

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Best Caesar Angel Hair Pasta

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