They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, and this chicken dinner is worthy of a marriage proposal! 

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon ground thyme
  • ½ cup chicken broth, divided
  • ½ pound bacon
  • 1 (16 ounce) package angel hair pasta
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup freshly shaved Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup whipping cream
  • ¼ cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
    salt to taste  

Directions

Instructions Checklist

    Step 1


    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

    Step 2


    Place 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 3


    Melt 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 4


    Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink in the centers and juices run clear, about 15 minutes.

    Step 5


    Meanwhile, 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 6


    At 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 7


    Remove 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 8


    Whisk 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.