Classic Chicken Spaghetti



Classic Chicken Spaghetti is always a crowd pleaser! Who doesn’t love ooey-gooey cheesy pasta? Make this and make a lot because they always go back for seconds!chicken spaghetti

Classic Chicken Spaghetti
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

This dish is always a crowd pleaser! 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: SmartyPantsKitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. pasta (spaghetti)
  • 12 boneless, skinless chicken thighs OR
  • 2 lbs. chicken breast and/or thigh
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 1 cup green or red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 can chicken soup condensed
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 5-8 oz. sharp Cheddar cheese shredded
  • 5-8 oz. Monterrey Jack cheese shredded
  • 1 tablespoon cumin ground
  • 1 tablespoon paprika smokey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF

Cook the Chicken
  1. Place chicken thighs (or breasts) in a large pot and cover with water; bring to boil; allow chicken to come to 165ºF; remove chicken and set aside

  2. While chicken is cooking, chop onions, celery and bell peppers

  3. Once chicken has cooled, remove skin and pull meat from the bone. Use two forks to shred the meat.

Prepare the Vegetables and Sauce
  1. Add oil to skillet, place onions, celery and bell peppers in oil; cook about 15 minutes on medium - medium/high heat

  2. Once onion mixture is done, add condensed soup, sour cream, broth, cumin and paprika; allow to cook for about 5 minutes

  3. In another big cooking pot, cook pasta as indicated on packaging (usually about 9 minutes) Drain pasta

  4. While pasta is cooking, remove the skin from the chicken and add it to the mixture of onions, etc. Combine well

Final Steps
  1. Lightly oil a 9 x 13 baking dish; add pasta and onion mixture to baking dish; combine well

  2. Add 1/2 of the cheese to the pasta and onion mixture; combine well

  3. Top with remaining cheese; cover with foil and bake about 15 minutes, or until cheese has melted and casserole is bubbly.

Recipe Notes
  • The beauty of this dish, other than being delicious, is that it serves a crowd without breaking the bank.
  • I make this dish with dark meat because I think it's more flavorful, however, if you prefer white meat, then get two pounds of chicken breast. Cook them as indicated in the recipe
  • Try adding chopped black olives
  • Pair with a green salad or sugar snap peas

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