My famous creamy, cheesy chicken spaghetti is flavorful and easy to make. It may only be famous in my kitchen, but according to my family, this dish deserves a gold medal!
Chicken Spaghetti Recipe
It’s always really great when you can whip up a simple family dinner recipe that everyone enjoys—even your picky eaters.
This chicken spaghetti recipe was passed down from my mom. I’ve made a few modifications over the years, but it’s more or less the same chicken spaghetti dish that I can remember her putting on the table when I was a kid.
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How To Make Chicken Spaghetti
This isn’t your traditional red sauce spaghetti recipe!
My chicken spaghetti is nice and creamy, making it a break from our normal dinner routine which is always good in my book.
Here’s a little list of the flavors that make this chicken spaghetti so special!
- real butter
- bright, beautiful peppers
- garlic and onion
- savory chicken broth
- tender, juicy chicken
- parmesan and cheddar cheeses
- creamy half and half
- 1 cup half and half
I use usually use rotisserie chicken for this dish because I find it to be tender and delicious.
Plus, using rotisserie chicken it makes putting together easy casseroles like my Doritos casserole an absolute snap!
Of course, you can use any kind of chicken you have on hand to make this easy chicken spaghetti recipe.
This chicken spaghetti could also easily be modified with different vegetables. If peppers aren’t your thing, broccoli would also taste amazing in this dish.
The possibilities are really quite endless when it comes to simple skillet casserole recipes like this.
The Best Chicken Spaghetti Recipe
In addition to being one of my husband’s favorite family dinners, this is also a recipe that I love to make when we have family or friends staying with us.
It’s always nice to make something that’s a little unique for guests, while also choosing dishes that don’t require a ton of time to prep and prepare.
This dish is so easy but also presents really beautifully on a plate. That creamy sauce and the pops of color thanks to the peppers really look quite lovely.
Add some fresh parsley to dress it up even more, and serve it with a warm, buttery piece of garlic toast.
This really is the best chicken spaghetti recipe!
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked by my friends and family members if I could share the recipe with them. In fact, that’s what finally prompted me to blog this recipe for all of you. Be sure to pin this one, you don’t want to forget about it.
As I mentioned, this dish is a great alternative to traditional spaghetti recipes that utilize red sauce. It’s really gone into a more frequent dinner rotation since my husband started having some stomach issues recently.
He’s sensitive to any recipes that have red sauce, which really cuts down on a lot of my tried-and-true dinner recipes. It’s great to have this cheesy and creamy chicken spaghetti dish as a dinner alternative.
My husband has stomach issues that makes him sensitive to tomato sauces, so this is a wonderfully creamy alternative for him.
As for me, I’m a huge fan of all that cheese. Doesn’t cheese just make everything taste better?
Oh, and you can certainly use any large skillet for this tasty chicken spaghetti, but here’s the cast iron skillet that I use and recommend.
I hope you enjoy my tasty chicken spaghetti casserole as much as my family does! Also, be sure to watch our fun tutorial video below to see the whole process, step by step. ❤
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This easy, creamy chicken spaghetti is a fabulous dinner idea for those hectic weeknights.
- ¼ cup unsalted butter
- 1 yellow bell pepper, diced small
- 1 red bell pepper, diced small
- 1 small onion, diced small
- 3 clove garlic, minced
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup half and half
- ¾ cups parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
- 1 rotisserie chicken (about 3 cups), shredded and cut into small pieces
- ½ a (16-ounce) package spaghetti
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- extra parsley for garnish, optional
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cook spaghetti according to directions on the package. Drain and add a little oil or butter to prevent it sticking together, set aside.
- In a 12-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat melt the butter. Add the peppers, onion, and the garlic. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in the flour and cook for about 1 minute. Stir in the chicken broth and allow it to come to a boil while continuing to stir. Whisk in the half and half stirring continuously to prevent sticking. Allow it to come to a boil then stir in the grated parmesan cheese and the parsley, remove from the heat.
- Stir in the chicken and the pasta. Bake in the preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes. Top with the sharp cheddar cheese. Bake 3 to 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Optionally, garnish with fresh parsley.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 471Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 132mgSodium: 1027mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 30g
17 Comments on “Chicken Spaghetti”
How does this freeze?
What is the extra hour for? I only see a total of 45 minutes to make this recipe what am I missing? 😏
Any suggestions for using less Parm cheese? I don’t mind a bit in recipes but the amount here really almost made go on to another recipe, but everything else in the recipe sounded so good.
Just a quick question – what is half & half ❓❓☀️
Simply amazing, great utilization of resources.
This looks like an easy weeknight recipe. I would love to add a few mushrooms and some crumbled bacon to this to make it like a spaghetti carbonara. Yum! Thanks for the recipe.
I made this yesterday and the whole family loved it! Healthy and delicious recipe, I will definitely make it again!
Yay, I’m so glad you liked it!
I made this today and it was super delicious! I scoured the internet for a chicken spaghetti recipe because it is my husband’s favorite dish at Lucy’s Fried Chicken in Austin! However, I did not want a recipe that called for cream cheese or condensed cream of chicken, and this recipe is it! I cannot say enough about it! It was super easy to prepare and it was heaven to eat! I served it with a caeser salad on the side and it was perfect! Thank you for sharing! This one is a keeper! I posted it on my ig @txn_foodie :)
Hi Janie! I’m so glad that you and your husband loved this recipe. Thanks for commenting!
Delicious recipe, thanks for sharing!
IF YOU want your pasta to NOT stick you drain water over it (I cooked mac at our plant for 3 solid years and although I no longer cook mac, we still make that product, I’m a lead hand instead) Your noodles will ALSO absorb the “sauce” if you rehydrate it
Mmmm…. looks yummy! Gotta try with my mom…
Looks great! I do like Marjorie’s crock pot method. How would I go about cooking it in the crock pot? Thanks!
I am a retired teacher. However, when I was teaching middle school, I made this for my students using a crockpot. They raved over this dish. Wanted the recipe for their mothers. I copied it for them and handed them out.
I am going to give this a try,it looks delicious!
thank you so very much for sharing this recipe its going to go down great for my family love your website you sure have some great things and i do follow you carry on the good work kind regards