Arugula Chicken Pasta

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by somethingtruelyme

I got the idea for this from something my boyfriend ordered at a restaurant. I've been tinkering with different recipes and this is the best so far.

Top Review by smellyvegetarian

This was very yummy! I love a simple pasta dish that allows the flavors of oil, veggies, and salt to shine. I used whole wheat pasta, VERY generous pinches of pepper and coarse kosher salt, and served with extra parmesan at the table. I probably doubled the garlic, and I threw in a chopped roma tomato (it needed to be used up!) as the arugula wilted. Thanks so much for a real keeper; I love arugula and it is nice to have this as a new way to cook it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook angel hair pasta according to directions - do not drain!
  2. While water is warming up, start heating olive oil in a non-stick pan on medium heat.
  3. Add garlic and cook until it starts to brown.
  4. Add pasta to water.
  5. Remove garlic from oil and chicken pieces.
  6. Add one pinch of salt and pepper to chicken and mix frequently to achieve even cooking.
  7. When chicken is done cooking, turn heat down to medium/low, add garlic and arugula and let the argugla wilt for 2 minutes - stir frequently.
  8. Add pasta using a slotted pasta spoon - allow the water dripping from the pasta to go into the pan with the pasta.
  9. Add salt, pepper and parmesan cheese and stir well.
  10. Add another tablespoon of pasta water to make the sauce thinner if needed.

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