Chicken Spaghetti Recipes

A variety of ways to make this family favorite

Chicken Spaghetti With Cheese
Chicken Spaghetti. Photo: Diana Rattray

I'm not sure of the origin of chicken spaghetti, but it is a popular and versatile Southern dish. The classic version uses American cheese, a boiled chicken, and tomatoes. 

The classic old-fashioned chicken spaghetti is made with a long-cooked hen or whole chicken. I usually use a cut-up chicken — whole legs and split chicken breasts. The spaghetti is cooked in the chicken broth and then combined with the chopped chicken, cheese, and other ingredients and then baked in a casserole. Condensed soup, mushrooms, tomatoes with green chiles, and pimientos are a few of the most popular additions. For super quick prep, use a rotisserie chicken or a package of refrigerated fully cooked chicken breast strips. 


Carolyn's Chicken Spaghetti Carolyn's version of chicken spaghetti includes ripe olives. Velveeta cheese and cream of mushroom soup bring the casserole ingredients together.

Chicken Spaghetti with Tomato Soup and Cheese Three different condensed soups are used in this hearty chicken spaghetti, along with chopped vegetables and cheese.

Emily's Chicken Spaghetti I received this recipe in an email from Emily from Mississippi. It's a simple 5-ingredient recipe made with boneless chicken breasts, cheese, and Ro-Tel tomatoes.

Rotel Chicken Spaghetti A typical chicken spaghetti recipe for 6 to 8 people. Ro-Tel tomatoes add heat and flavor to this bold, satisfying chicken spaghetti.

Melissa's Chicken Spaghetti Melissa uses chicken breasts and linguine in her favorite recipe.

Baked Chicken Spaghetti with Cheese  Stewed tomatoes and tomatoes with green chile peppers are among the ingredients in this tasty chicken spaghetti.

Sally's Chicken Spaghetti This recipe for chicken spaghetti makes a big batch, enough for 8 to 10 servings. Mushrooms, bell peppers, and cheese are among the ingredients, and it's made with a homemade sauce rather than the typical condensed soup. 

Chicken Pasta Casserole With Mushrooms and Cheese This chicken and spaghetti bake is prepared with a homemade cheese sauce, plus mushrooms and garlic. Use a rotisserie chicken or leftover cooked chicken. Or make this casserole with diced leftover turkey.

Chicken Tetrazzini While this isn't a typical Southern chicken spaghetti, it is a favorite combination of cooked chicken, mushrooms, and cooked spaghetti. The casserole is topped with shredded cheddar cheese.

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