If there is anything more satisfying than a big serving of pasta goodness, it’s not having to clean the entire kitchen afterwards. Our healthy chicken spaghetti recipe ticks both of those boxes. It is not only scrumptious but can be made in just one pot!
Ease of Making: Medium
One pot pasta meals are a go-to when it comes to meal prepping because you’re reducing the amount of stovetop and oven space needed to complete it. However, this recipe will take about an hour to complete, as the chicken needs to be cooked ahead of the spaghetti in the pot in order to prevent contamination. But trust us, it’s worth the wait.
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How to Make One-Pot Chicken Spaghetti
There are a few steps you’ll want to take ahead of time to make sure this one-pot wonder turns out as delicious as it sounds.
- Get your base boiling. Add the chicken stock and spaghetti sauce to your pot and heat it over a medium-high heat until boiling.
- Meanwhile, remove your chicken breasts from the package and cut off any fat bits that may have been left in the butchering process. This will help reduce the oiliness of your pasta and sauce.
- Add your chicken to the boiling broth and sauce mixture and reduce the heat to a low-medium. Cover the pot with a lid. The chicken should cook for at 30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees fahrenheit, the safe cooking temperature for all chicken.
- Toss in the remaining ingredients and cook for an additional 15 minutes. It’s important you make sure all of the pasta is covered so that it can cook properly.
- Once your pasta is cooked, turn off the heat. Leave everything but the chicken in the pot. Remove chicken and shred with a fork. At this point it will be super tender and this should be easy.
- Return the chicken to the pot and mix it around with the rest of the ingredients inside of the pot.
- Time to serve your creamy chicken spaghetti! Top with parmesan cheese and cherry tomatoes for an extra pop.
Chicken spaghetti is an easy go-to meal, especially in the winter, providing a hearty warm meal for days to come.
FAQ for One-Pot Chicken Spaghetti
Can you freeze leftover chicken spaghetti?
Absolutely! We like to prep the dish the same as above and then store in a casserole dish in the freezer. This way you can pop it in the oven to reheat.
What is a good side for chicken spaghetti?
While the chicken spaghetti dish is hearty enough on its own, you may like to have a simple garden salad on the side.
How long is chicken spaghetti good for?
Properly stored, chicken spaghetti can last 3-5 days in the fridge or up to 3 months in the freezer.
One-Pot Chicken Spaghetti
- 1 lb chicken breast
- 24 oz spaghetti sauce
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 8 oz dry spaghetti (normally 1/2 a box)
- 8 oz sliced mushrooms
- 1 cup frozen spinach (defrosted)
- 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 1 cup sliced fresh cherry tomatoes
Pre-Cook (Mise En Place):
- Gather your equipment: cutting board, knife, large pot, tongs, fork
- Slice mushrooms and cherry tomatoes, defrost spinach according to packaged instructions
- Add chicken broth and spaghetti sauce to a large pot and bring it to a boil on medium high heat.
- Add the chicken breasts. Once the pot comes a boil, reduce the head to low to medium heat and bring it to a simmer. Then cover the pot. Cook the chicken for 30 minutes (until it reaches an internal temperature of 165F).
- Then, add the pasta, mushrooms, and spinach. Mix well so that the pasta is submerged in the sauce. Add more water if the sauce is too dry. Cook for another 15 minutes until the pasta is fully cooked.
- Lastly, remove the chicken from the sauce and shred it with a knife and fork into bite size pieces.
- Assemble the spaghetti with the pasta and chicken. Top it off with fresh cherry tomatoes and parmesan cheese to your preferred amount. Eat and enjoy!
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