Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Chicken Spaghetti

If you haven't checked out The Pioneer Woman website, you must do so right now! I found her website from Shannon at The Bargain Buggy. She also has a cookbook which I recently ordered from Amazon. You can check it out HERE. Mine came in the mail today!! My sister-in-law requested a Chicken Spaghetti recipe last week, and I didn't really have one to give her. So, I went in search of one. I found this one on The Pioneer Woman website. YUMMY! I had everything in my stockpile from previous weeks' sales. I did have to stop by the local farmers market and pick up an onion and green pepper. No big deal- its on the way home from work :) I can't wait to eat leftovers tomorrow for lunch. These kinds of things always get better overnight in the fridge! Next time I might saute the peppers and onions before mixing them in. My husband didn't really like the crunch. Other than that it was perfect Chicken Spaghetti.

2 cups cooked chicken (I sauteed 3 breasts)
3 cups dry spaghetti, broken into two-inch pieces (just shy of one box)
2 cans Cream of Mushroom (I used chicken and celery)
2 cups shredded cheese (sharp cheddar is best)
1/4 cup green pepper, finely diced
1/4 cup onion, finely diced
1 4-oz. jar diced pimentos, drained (I didn't have these)
2 cups chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste
1/8-1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
1 cup additional shredded cheese (for the top)

Cook spaghetti until al dente. Do not overcook! When spaghetti is cooked, combine with the remaining ingredients except the additional 1 cup of cheddar. (Or Saute the pepper and onion until softened, then mix together with remaining ingredients).

Place mixture in casserole dish and top with remaining 1 cup cheddar. Cover and freeze up to six months, cover and refrigerate up to two days, or bake immeditealy: 350 degrees for 45 minutes until bubbly. (If the cheese starts to get too brown, cover with foil).

**I used whole wheat noodles, 98% fat free soups, reduced sodium chicken broth and reduced fat cheese and it was delicious!


(adapted from The Pioneer Woman)


  1. It looked wonderful and smelled delish! Too bad I couldn't stay for a taste!

  2. I got a recipe for Chicken Spaghetti from a very nice lady from Starkville Mississippi when I lived in Birmingham about 20 years ago.
    Pretty much the same as this one, except leave out pimentos and cayenne, just add can of Rotel tomatoes!

  3. Oh Yum! I left out the pimentos and cayenne, so I was on the right track :) I was thinking next time mushrooms would be good!

  4. I can't wait to try this!!! Sounds yummy!