Place a large pot of salted water over high heat to boil. Once at a boil, add the pasta and cook to al dente according to package directions. Drain cooked pasta, reserving a large mug of the starchy cooking water, and reserve in colander.
While pasta is cooking, place a medium skillet over medium-high heat with 1 turn of the pan of EVOO, about 1 tablespoon. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, and add it to the hot pan. Cook the chicken, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and cooked through, 6-7 minutes.