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Chicken Spaghetti

This chicken spaghetti is quick, easy and delicious utilizing pantry ingredients to make it affordable and quick to make.
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CourseMain Course
Keywordchicken, pasta
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Resting Time15 minutes
Total Time1 hour 35 minutes
Servings8 servings


  • 2 12 ounce cans chunk white chicken OR 1.5 cups of shredded cooked chicken or close to that amount…fudge if you need to :
  • 1 pound spaghetti broken in half
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese Monterey or pepper jack are also yummy!
  • 3 bouillon cubes
  • 1 can Ro-Tel don’t drain.
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup cream of mushroom soup works great, as well.
  • 1 finely diced small yellow onion about 1cup
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease 9 by 13 casserole dish.
  • In a large pot, cook the spaghetti noodles according to the al-dente directions adding the chicken bouillon to the water the pasta is being cooked in. Reserve 1.5 cups of the liquid (I have a pot with a lid that has a built-in strainer that makes this easy. Alternatively, you could use tongs to pull out the pasta from the pot and put it into a strainer, remove the liquid you need, and then dump the rest).
  • Return the pasta to the pot.
  • Add the chicken, 1 cup of the cheese, Ro-tel (and liquid), salt, cream of chicken soup, dried basil, and diced onion.
  • Stir gently.
  • Add 1 cup of the liquid and, if the pasta still seems a bit dry…the remaining ½ cup.
  • Dump the pasta mixture into the greased casserole pan.
  • Top with the remaining cheese.
  • Bake for 45min - 1 hour (if the cheese starts getting to brown, cover with aluminum foil in the last 15 minutes) or until hot and bubbling.
  • Let cool for 15 minutes before serving.


Serves 8
Prep Time 20 minutes
Bake Time 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hr 20 minutes


Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 1388mg | Potassium: 386mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 523IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 271mg | Iron: 3mg