|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 8g||10%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||12%|
|Total Carbohydrate 30g||11%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||14%|
|Total Sugars 8g|
|Vitamin C 3mg||15%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This recipe is an ideal choice when looking for a change of pace from the typical spaghetti with meat sauce. Healthier, low-fat chicken breasts pair with sliced mushrooms in a sauce made with jarred spaghetti sauce, making for a satisfying high-protein main dish that's easy to prepare.
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 (26-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
1/4 cup water
1 (4-ounce) can sliced mushrooms, undrained
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
12 ounces spaghetti pasta
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Gather the ingredients.
Add the chicken, spaghetti sauce, water, undrained mushrooms, and Italian seasoning to a large saucepan.
Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked to 165 F (for food safety reasons).
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil.
Ladle the sauce over the cooked and drained spaghetti and sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese. Serve hot.
- This recipe can also be made with cubed chicken thigh meat. Allow the sauce to simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes longer since dark meat chicken takes longer to cook.
- You can swap the canned mushrooms for sliced and sautéed mushrooms. You may need to add a little more water to keep the sauce from becoming too thick.
- Canned artichoke hearts also make a nice addition to this recipe. Swap them for the mushrooms or use them in addition.
- Add a handful of black, pitted olives or a sprinkle of capers for a burst of salty flavor.
- Add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes for a touch of spice.
- Top the finished dish with fresh basil or parsley leaves.
- Feel free to use a homemade tomato sauce in place of the jarred sauce.
- To add extra nutrition, use whole wheat pasta. Gluten-free spaghetti works well, too.
- For added texture, you can brown the chicken in a little olive oil (but don't cook through) before adding to the sauce ingredients.