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Chicken Spaghetti Recipe

Chicken Spaghetti Recipe - a flavor-packed cheesy, gooey and filling casserole dish with all the best things you'll ever want in a food: cheese, chicken and pasta. The ULTIMATE comfort food!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Cook Time 40 minutes
Baking Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 5 - 6
Calories 545kcal
Author Imma

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken boneless breast (or 3 cups cooked shredded chicken)
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion , diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic , minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme , minced
  • 1-2 teaspoons Creole seasoning
  • 15 ounces canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 yellow bell pepper , diced small
  • 1 red bell pepper , diced small
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 12 ounce evaporated milk
  • ¾ cups parmesan cheese , grated
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese , shredded
  • ½ cup Monterey Jack cheese , shredded and cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  • 8 ounce thin spaghetti
  • extra parsley for garnish , optional
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Start by boiling spaghetti in a large pot, according to box instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper or use your favorite spice mix. Let it sit until ready to use.
  • Heat up a dutch oven or medium pot over medium high heat . Add about 1 tablespoon oil to the skillet.
  • Then add chicken, saute chicken for about 5-6 minutes on each side until chicken is cooked through. Remove and set aside.
  • Heat butter or oil in a skillet or pot over medium heat. Then add onions,garlic, thyme and Creole seasoning. Cook and stir for about about 3-4 minutes, until onions has wilted.
  • Throw in tomatoes, bell pepper and continue cooking for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir in flour until flour has been fully incorporated, stirring for about a minute . Gradually stir in evaporated milk and broth. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; about 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbles.
  • Stir in the cheeses, and continue stirring until everything’s melted and evenly combined and smooth. Salt & pepper to taste.
  • Then add the spaghetti and chicken  to the skillet, stir to evenly incorporate.
  • Transfer the spaghetti mixture into a pan or into a lightly greased 2-qt. baking dish; top with remaining cheese.
  • Bake at 350 Degrees F° for 20 minutes or until golden and bubbly.

Nutrition

Calories: 545kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 771mg | Potassium: 965mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 2015IU | Vitamin C: 88.2mg | Calcium: 668mg | Iron: 2.4mg