Emily's Chicken Spaghetti

chicken spaghetti with tomatoes
Photo: Diana Rattray
  • 55 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Chicken spaghetti is a popular dish in many parts of the South, and Emily's recipe is a typical one. 

It's a basic version, but you can always add sauteed peppers and onions for extra flavor and texture. If you want a creamier chicken spaghetti, add another can of condensed cream of chicken soup or cream of mushroom soup. If you prefer a homemade sauce, replace the condensed soup with a medium white sauce made with half chicken stock and half milk or cream.

This version of chicken spaghetti is cooked on the stovetop.

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound boneless chicken breasts (without skin)
  • 1 pound angel hair pasta (or thin spaghetti)
  • 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 pound Velveeta Cheese
  • 1 (10-ounce) can Ro-Tel tomatoes (tomatoes with green chilies)

How to Make It

  1. In a large saucepan of salted water, simmer the chicken until cooked through, about 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken breasts. Remove the chicken with a slotted spoon and set aside until cooled.
  2. Boil the pasta in the remaining broth following package directions for a time; drain.
  3. Cut the chicken into small, bite-sized pieces.
  4. Cut cheese into small chunks and melt it in a saucepan over low heat.
  1. In a large pan combine the chicken, noodles, melted cheese, soups, and tomatoes. Mix well, heat through, and serve.


  • Double the amount of sauce and tomatoes for a saucier dish.
  • Instead of Velveeta cheese, use shredded mild cheddar or a cheddar and Monterey Jack blend. Or use part Velveeta and part sharp cheddar. 
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 1204
Total Fat 56 g
Saturated Fat 30 g
Unsaturated Fat 13 g
Cholesterol 229 mg
Sodium 1,917 mg
Carbohydrates 102 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Protein 69 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)