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Under 30 Minutes

Chicken with Artichokes and Angel Hair

Pantry staples, chicken, and fast-cooking pasta add up to an impressive 25-minute meal.

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  • Servings: 4
Chicken with Artichokes and Angel Hair

Source: Everyday Food, March 2009


  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 8 thin chicken cutlets (about 1 1/2 pounds total)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can (14 ounces) artichoke hearts packed in water, rinsed, drained, and quartered
  • 2 tablespoons rinsed and drained capers
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 8 ounces angel-hair pasta
  • 1/2 cup parsley leaves


  1. Set a large pot of salted water to boil. Place flour in a shallow dish, and season with salt and pepper. Dredge cutlets, shaking off excess. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high. Cook chicken in batches, adding remaining oil as needed, until light golden, 1 to 3 minutes per side; transfer to a dish.

  2. Add broth to skillet, and bring to a boil; cook until reduced by half. Add artichokes, capers, and the chicken with any juices. Gently swirl to combine, and bring just to a boil. Remove skillet from heat. Swirl in butter, and cover to keep warm.

  3. Add pasta to boiling water. Cook until al dente; drain. Serve chicken and sauce over pasta, topped with parsley.

Reviews (70)

  • anne415 17 May, 2014

    This is going into the repertoire for a quick but delicious weeknight meal. Lots of bang for your buck here. I followed the recipe exactly, which I almost never do unless baking and it was delicious!!!

  • Ashar33 22 Jan, 2014

    My boyfriend is an extremely picky eater, and he loved this recipe--with some changes. Neither one of us like capers, so I didn't use any. Added Italian seasoning and parmesan, and we didn't have any angel hair so I used thin spaghetti instead. It was really good! Especially the chicken! I disagree with some of the comments about the chicken seasoning. All it needs it salt and pepper. I dredged the chicken in flour first and sprinkled on the salt and pepper afterwards.

  • mlwilliams72 29 Aug, 2013

    This is unbelievably good. I use basil instead of parsley, though, and I add white wine and a splash of cream to the sauce. LOVE IT!

  • Kristin Fecteau 25 Aug, 2013

    This was delicious! I did add lemon juice of about 1/2 a lemon, and some garlic powder and a little thyme as well to the chicken. I agree that the sauce disappears, and I even used a 14oz can of broth, which is more than the recipe calls for. Next time I will use 2 cans of broth. Or I will add some white wine next time. I think that would be fabulous in the sauce. I served this over brown rice to make it more healthy, with a side of sautéed green beans sprinkled with garlic powder.

  • 4theluvOcheese2 7 Jun, 2013

    Thought this was really good for a weeknight dinner.

  • 4theluvOcheese2 7 Jun, 2013

    Thought this was pretty good for a more special weeknight dinner.

  • e1688805 18 Apr, 2013

    Amazing recipe!!

  • Eat Only If Its Oh So Good 12 Apr, 2013

    Very good. I used butterfly chicken thighs and for more flavor added this lemon caper sauce

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  • ElizParkCoop 17 Mar, 2013

    I made this dinner tonight after reading this recipe and discovering I had all the ingredients at home! This recipe was quick, easy & really delicious! We will definitely make this again!

  • nafa 6 Mar, 2013

    I am always looking for new recipes to spice up my dinner routine. This chicken recipe looks healthy and so easy.

  • elegua 14 Feb, 2013


  • pennylaneeee 6 Feb, 2013

    It was SO quick and easy! Really enjoyed this recipe. Next time I will season the chicken a little bit more, it was a tad plain. But overall a weeknight hit!

  • Happy_Birthday_Dr_Seuss 20 Jan, 2013

    Chicken with Artichokes and Angel Hair
    Russell's Sunday Dinner
    Nutritious and Delicious!

  • katie9999 8 Jan, 2013

    Made this as is; came out perfectly. Canned artichokes can give a weird flavor to a dish but with the capers and spices balanced out and was a delicious dish.

  • Lovetobake77 8 Jan, 2013

    I loved it. Very easy and yummy. Only issue I had was to fit all the chicken and other ingredients into a single 12 inch pan to finish off the dish. I had to really stuff it in there. But other than that, it was great.

  • LizTheBiz 2 Oct, 2012

    This dish was great, I added the white wine and the kalamata olives as well. The only thing I'll change the next time I make is the chicken seasoning. Salt and pepper are not enough. I'll probably use garlic powder.

  • marymaryhart 13 Aug, 2012

    Update: made it with 1/4 cup kalamata olives and it was delicious! I also added white wine to the sauce and when cooking the chicken. Delicious and makes great leftovers!

  • marymaryhart 18 Jul, 2012

    Love this recipe. Delicious, but I like other users, used white wine when cooking the chicken. Kalmata olives would be a great addition.

  • marymaryhart 18 Jul, 2012

    Love this recipe. Delicious, but I like other users, used white wine when cooking the chicken. Kalmata olives would be a great addition.

  • mamadonna 12 Jul, 2012

    Need nutritional values given in ALL recipes. I am sure Martha's staff could include these. Love Martha - but with health and obesity concerns in America this information would be greatly appreciated.

  • emartin555 7 Jun, 2012

    So simple - I did not have capers so I substituted kalamata olives. Also sauce started getting thick so I added white wine. We topped it off with parmesan. It was really good!

  • billtest2012new3 14 May, 2012

    This is quick and easy. Thanks

  • ingamartin 11 Apr, 2012

    Chicken with pasta is a very tasteful recipe. Thanks ;) cigarettes online

  • kallie1 28 Mar, 2012

    This recipe is good for someone who doesn't like to try new foods. Besides the chicken and noodles, you just have capers and artichokes. The artichokes are a required taste and capers are very salty. Mixed together is not a good combo. It was okay. My family loved it though.

  • truecritic 21 Feb, 2012

    I used what I had in my pantry whole wheat angel hair and hearts of palm instead of artichokes. I also did not have any chicken stock so I substituted with half a cup of water and seasoned it with a pinch of garlic & onion powder, salt & pepper. I also added halved cherry tomatoes, once water was reduced and boiling. I loved the chicken crunch on outside, juicy in the middle… I will use this basic recipe again!

  • Frelly 23 Jan, 2012

    I love Martha, she's great. But this recipe was just ok. I don’t like changing recipes much, but after some reviews, decided it needed more sauce. The whole can of broth was used and reduced, but didn’t thicken, had to add flour. Also needed more salt and pepper to the sauce and the artichokes were just ok. The flavor needed something & definitely needs the sauce doubled. Added a clove of chopped garlic & lemon juice, it still was a little bland. Sun dried tomato & mushrooms? Great idea but...?

  • RuthieBurd 11 Dec, 2011

    I really liked this recipe. To the flour dredge I added garlic, poultry seasoning, paprika, sage and parmesan/romano cheese instead of salt. I also deglazed with white wine. Was very tasty my family was thrilled with it.

  • Debandrod1 3 Dec, 2011

    I really liked this recipe. It was easy to prepare. I made some changes to this recipe. First I cut up the chicken into pieces. I also deglazed the pan with wine and toss the whole thing together. It was great. Its also good if you need to stretch the recipe for more people. You can add more Angel Hair pasta if you need to.

  • 1artsybroad 31 Oct, 2011

    I have made a similar recipe using Quorn meatless chicken-style cutlets. They are fantastic!

  • chriscurtis 24 Oct, 2011

    After cooking the chicken, I deglazed the pan with a splash of white wine before adding the stock. The second time I prepared this dish, I also added mushrooms and a few sun dried tomatoes. Great!

  • Raynona 24 Oct, 2011

    I'm not really into cooking but when I used to watch martha's featured recipes,I love to cook especially for my family.Thanks Martha 100% the best!

  • Leann860 26 Sep, 2011

    I made this last night and had a friend over who hates everything. I didn't tell her what it was made with until after she fell in love with it. This definitely makes the Recipe Book for future cooking.

  • garlick 20 Sep, 2011

    delicious. good for quick dinner as well as company

  • geecheegirl 1 Aug, 2011

    I thought this recipes was delicious. I did add the fresh lemon juice.

  • hilouanne 25 Jul, 2011

    I made this recipe for my family. It was quick, simple and tasted delicious like it could have come from cheesecake factory. A squeeze of lemon at the end is also good.

  • tapegirl 6 Jul, 2011

    Made for tonight's dinner and got a very positive response. Came together quickly. I made the following changes; love artichokes so I doubled the "sauce" ingredients, could only find chicken tenders (they worked great) and since we had one vegetarian, I used vegetable broth and added chicken as a last step to just those plates. Next time I may add some fresh or sun-dried tomatoes.

  • celia44 4 Jul, 2011

    Made this for the first time last night and its delicious! Only changes I would recommend are adding the juice of half a lemon at the end (just seemed like it needed it) and sprinkle parmesan to boost the flavor even more. Will definitely make this again!

  • NikOrlowski 3 Jul, 2011

    Tried it, and my first impression was that is was very easy to make, and so full of flavor!

  • vgts 30 Jun, 2011

    I cannot say enough about this recipe. It is absolutely delicious. Not only does it taste wonderful it was quick and easy to prepare. The hardest thing about it was assembling the ingredients. The chicken broth with the capers and the artichokes was flavorful with just a hint of dill not overwhelming at all. Served over the chicken that was so tender it just fell apart and the pasta it was a meal that even the most finicky eater could enjoy. Thanks LSQ.

  • cheftb 21 Jun, 2011

    This taste much better the second day (after flavors have settled). However, there isn't enough "sauce" for the pasta. It's okay.

  • aubs1701 26 Apr, 2011

    My husband I loved this recipe! Very easy too!

  • Misstapher 24 Apr, 2011

    We like this one but I always want more sauce to drizzle over my pasta. I will start more chicken stock next time. Marinated artichokes give more flavor.

  • hschirmer 17 Mar, 2011

    I thought this was really easy and good. I will be making this again.

  • Hopeasilma7 9 Mar, 2011

    I did this recipe as instructed and unfortunately did not like it as much as others did. It was just too bland for my taste :( I'm sure the tweaked versions will taste better...

  • TriDeltQT 14 Jan, 2011

    This recipe is usually made once a week at our house. When I don't feel like cooking this is ALWAYS my back up meal and as I mentioned is on our weekly rotation. Very tasty. I add a bit more chicken broth because there is never enough sauce and to thicken it up you have to add a bit of flour.

  • RobinB2010 3 Dec, 2010

    The family enjoyed this recipe. However, we all agreed that next time it will need the addition of fresh garlic and the sauce needs to be doubled or tripled. There just wasn't enough of it. I added a touch of white wine, cherry tomatoes and put some shaved parmesan reggiano on the table for those who wanted it. Of course, everyone did! Might be good with pine nuts too!

  • cheftb 1 Oct, 2010

    We liked it. Substituted mushrooms for the capers.

  • spami 30 Sep, 2010

    Havent made it yet, tonite i am and going to add cherry tomatoes from my garden!!
    Can't wait!

  • AndreaRobin 25 Sep, 2010

    Oh ya, and I usually make rice or mashed potatos with it, not pasta.

  • AndreaRobin 25 Sep, 2010

    I have made this recipe many times, except I always use mushrooms instead of artichokes and capers, but otherwise the same. Very yummy, maybe I will give it a try with artichokes. sounds good like that too.

  • SeasideRose 25 Aug, 2010

    I also make a couple of versions of this recipe and I often add some of whatever is on hand as leftovers (fresh veggies, mostly) to "brighten" it up. It's the ultimate flexible dish!

    I use fresh basil and oregano in place of parsley, boneless skinless chicken breasts, and diced fresh tomatoes and even some teeny tiny broccoli florets. I've added tender pea pods, shredded carrots, and green beans, and mandarin oranges (with the water, in place of broth) and pineapple.

  • csimkins 19 Jul, 2010

    I have made this for years but instead of chicken broth I use lemon juice. Yummy!!

  • LovetheUK 19 Jul, 2010

    Love this dish. Made some changes - of course. Used sliced chicken breasts instead of cutlets -worked in batches. Browned a can of mushrooms in with the last of the chicken. Used 2 cans of artichokes. 2 cans of low sodium chicken broth to give more 'sauce'. Added 3/4 c dry Italian Marsala to broth and cooked down together. Makes a lot this way - we get two meals from it.

  • TanyaVS 9 Jul, 2010

    This has become one of my main dishes to make at home and for friends. I always add more capers than are called for. I love it. If I want a twist, I add kalamata olives and serve it over cous cous instead of pasta.

  • JenLikestoCook 20 Jun, 2010

    Another easy dinner to make and delish! I omitted the angel hair.

  • dorrity 26 May, 2010

    If I didn't like artichokes, and I didn't like pasta I would take one look at this recipe and move on. Find another recipe to fix. I think you would love the Lemon and Olive Chicken on this site:

  • MrsLJM 26 May, 2010

    I used a couple of things differently mainly because our local markets dont have ingredients such as capers and i hate artichokes. So i used pitted stuffed olives for capers and NO artichokes or even brocolli. It was great and my Mr loved it although he isnt a big fan of pasta!

  • KLittleChef 15 Apr, 2010

    I made this recipe with a twist last night. My bf loved it! I didn't have capers so I added chopped tomatoes with the artichokes, as well as some lemon juice, garlic powder, salt and basil. I also used whole wheat flour on the chicken and served over whole wheat angel hair pasta. It was a hit!

  • ttouloumis 23 Mar, 2010

    My boyfriend and I were not a fan of this one AT ALL. Very, very bland, and kind of gross. I generally am a big fan of Martha's recipes, but this one I would not recommend.

  • picklesma 11 Jan, 2010

    I thought it was yummy! I pulled some chicken and pasta out for my younger kids before I added the capers. The kids had salad, chicken and pasta with butter and cheese and loved it! And my hubby and I had the meal above and salad and loved it too! I thought it was easy to make family friendly with my more picky young kids. Something I'm always looking for.

  • Raquelabf 17 Nov, 2009

    With finicky eaters, I replaced the Artichokes and Capers with lots of Basil and it was quite nice.... I do recommend.

  • SugarPuff79 6 Nov, 2009

    I found this recipe to be very bland. If I made it again I would definitely start of with some sauted garlic and throw in some halved cherry tomatoes. More of a summer dish to me. The white wine suggestion from a comment below is a good idea too.

  • abiebaby47 6 Nov, 2009

    Why did I get THIS recipe when I clicked on the link in the Nov. 3, 2009 "Dinner Tonight" e-mail? It was supposed to be a recipe for Lemon-and-Olive Chicken!

  • catherine495 18 Oct, 2009

    Really easy and yummy. A definite keeper.

  • CupcakeLVR 1 Apr, 2009

    I love this recipe! To add more flavor, before adding the brother I add some white wine to the pan first. And top with Parmesan cheese - yum! I've used marinaded artichokes as well and love their flavor contribution to the dish!

  • selleng 6 Mar, 2009

    This was fantastic. It was quick (as in, can-prepare-it-after-work quick), tasty and beautiful - exactly as pictured. My husband took the leftover for lunch today after having it last night. The fact he was willing to have this two meals in a row equals a five-star meal. Kids gave it a thumbs up but lacked full appreciation for the artichokes

  • Jacelyn 5 Mar, 2009

    Very easy and quick. I will add either a squeeze of lemon/ 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes as it needed a little "spark". I'm going to be making it again in the warmer months as it is light and tasty.

  • Jacelyn 5 Mar, 2009

    Very easy and quick. I will add either a squeeze of lemon/ 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes as it needed a little "spark". I'm going to be making it again in the warmer months as it is light and tasty.

  • Jacelyn 5 Mar, 2009

    Very easy and quick. I will add either a squeeze of lemon/ 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes as it needed a little "spark". I'm going to be making it again in the warmer months as it is light and tasty.

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