Chicken Spaghetti

Chicken spaghetti recipe

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  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Servings: 4 to 6 servings

This simple seven-ingredient recipe for Chicken Spaghetti is ready in under 30 minutes. And it only uses five ingredients, not counting water and seasonings. This is a great recipe for busy weeknights. Keep all of the ingredients on hand and you never have to order takeout again.

All you need to serve with this recipe is a green salad, tossed with avocados and cherry tomatoes and drizzled with an Italian salad dressing. Some garlic toast on the side would be nice, perhaps sprinkled with some grated mozzarella cheese and broiled until brown and bubbly. Or choose a nice fruit salad, made with the best fruits you can find in the grocery store or farmers market.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (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
  • 1 (12-ounce) package spaghetti pasta
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for chicken spaghetti
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  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

    Bring water to boil
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  3. In a large saucepan, place the chicken, spaghetti sauce, water, undrained mushrooms, and Italian seasoning.

    Place chicken in pot
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  4. 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.

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  5. While the chicken and sauce are simmering, cook the spaghetti according to package directions in the salted water until al dente, and drain.

    Drain spaghetti
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  6. Serve the sauce over the cooked and drained spaghetti and sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese.

    Serve sauce
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