Chicken Spaghetti
Chicken Spaghetti
5 from 9 votes
Salt and pepper chicken chunks coated in a homemade tomato sauce then mixed in with spaghetti. A delicious dinner recipe perfect for families and individuals alike.
Chicken Spaghetti

Who doesn’t love a comforting plate of spaghetti? Today, I’m thrilled to share with you my take on a classic favorite: Chicken Spaghetti.

This dish is a hearty combination of tender chicken, perfectly cooked spaghetti, and a flavorful medley of vegetables, all brought together with a rich pasta sauce.

Originating from the heart of Italian-American cuisine, this recipe offers a delightful fusion of flavors and textures that are sure to tantalize your taste buds.

Chicken Spaghetti is a dish that strikes the perfect balance between simplicity and deliciousness. It’s a go-to meal for busy weeknights when you crave something satisfying yet easy to prepare.

Expert Tip: For an extra flavor boost, you can add a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese over the finished dish just before serving.


Olive Oil: This golden elixir not only adds a rich flavor to the dish but also helps in sautéing the garlic and chicken to perfection. Its subtle fruity notes complement the other ingredients beautifully.

Chicken Boneless: Tender chunks of chicken bring protein-packed goodness to our spaghetti. They soak up the flavors of the sauce and vegetables, adding depth to every bite.

Garlic Cloves: Aromatic garlic lends its distinct flavor to the dish, infusing every strand of spaghetti with its savory essence. It’s a must-have for enhancing the overall taste profile.

Spaghetti): Spaghetti, cooked to al dente perfection, provides a satisfying base for the flavorful chicken and sauce. Its firm texture ensures a delightful mouthfeel with every forkful.

Pasta Sauce: A luscious blend of tomatoes, herbs, and spices, pasta sauce brings tanginess and depth to our dish. It coats the spaghetti evenly, tying all the ingredients together in a harmonious symphony of flavors.

Onions: Sweet and caramelized onions add a subtle sweetness to the dish, balancing out the acidity of the tomatoes in the pasta sauce. Their savory undertones enhance the overall complexity of flavors.

Bell Peppers (Green and Red): Vibrant and crunchy bell peppers not only contribute to the visual appeal of our dish but also provide a refreshing burst of sweetness. They add a delightful contrast in texture and color.

Salt and Black Pepper: These essential seasonings elevate the flavors of our dish, bringing out the natural taste of each ingredient. A pinch of salt enhances the savory notes, while black pepper adds a hint of warmth and depth.

Expert Tip: Don’t overcrowd the pan when cooking the chicken and vegetables. This allows them to brown evenly and develop delicious caramelization.

Serving Suggestions

  • Pair your Chicken Spaghetti with a crisp, refreshing green salad tossed in a light vinaigrette dressing. The salad’s freshness complements the richness of the pasta dish, creating a well-rounded meal.
  • For a cozy dinner gathering, serve your Chicken Spaghetti alongside freshly baked garlic bread or warm, crusty dinner rolls. These accompaniments are perfect for sopping up the flavorful sauce and adding an extra layer of indulgence to your meal.

Expert Tip: Ensure your spaghetti is cooked al dente to prevent it from becoming mushy when combined with the sauce.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use other types of pasta instead of spaghetti?

Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different pasta shapes such as penne, fusilli, or linguine. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly to ensure your pasta is cooked to perfection.

Can I use store-bought rotisserie chicken instead of cooking chicken from scratch?

Absolutely! Using store-bought rotisserie chicken can save time and add convenience without compromising the flavor of the dish.

How long can I store leftover chicken spaghetti in the refrigerator?

Leftover chicken spaghetti can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Simply reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until warmed through.

Is it necessary to use both green and red bell peppers?

While using both colors adds visual appeal to the dish, you can certainly use just one color if that’s what you have on hand. The flavor will remain equally delicious!

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes, Chicken Spaghetti reheats well, making it a great option for meal prep. Simply store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days and reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until heated through.

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Chicken Spaghetti

Chicken Spaghetti

by Nabeela Kauser
Salt and pepper chicken chunks coated in a homemade tomato sauce then mixed in with spaghetti. A delicious dinner recipe perfect for families and individuals alike.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6
Calories 306 kcal



  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil then add the spaghetti and stir it gently until all the strands sink beneath the water level and ensure that the strands are not stuck together
  • Allow to gently simmer for 8-10 minutes, be sure to stir the pasta occasionally to prevent it clumping together, until al dente – al dente refers to when the spaghetti is cooked through but is still firm to bite
  • As the spaghetti is cooking add the oil into pan and heat up medium heat until hot
  • Add the finely chopped garlic then sauté for 1 minutes
  • Add the onion and cook for 3-4 mins
  • Add the chicken and cook for 4-5 until the chicken changes colour and turns white
  • Add then salt and black pepper then cook for 2-3 mins
  • Finely chop the bell peppers then add into pan and cook for 3-4 minutes
  • Add the pasta sauce then cook for 3-4 mins
  • Drain the spaghetti and add into the chicken mixture then cook for 2-3 minutes to allow the sauce to coat the spaghetti properly and the spaghetti to soften
  • Serve with a side of green salad and enjoy!



Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 306kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 12gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 646mgPotassium: 385mgFibre: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 873IUVitamin C: 31mgVitamin D: 0.05µgCalcium: 30mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Chicken, Comfort Food, Cooking, Dinner, Food, Pasta, Recipe, Spaghetti
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