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Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti

Creamy, cheesy chicken spaghetti! Made with real ingredients! Quick and easy dinner idea!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, southern
Keyword cheese, chicken, spaghetti
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 people

Ingredients

  • 2 cups seasoned chicken breast chopped & cooked (see note)
  • 8 oz spaghetti cooked al dente according to packaged
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter chopped
  • cups red bell pepper, diced (about ½ red bell pepper)
  • cup celery, finely diced (about 3 celery sticks)
  • cup white onion, diced (about ½ small onion)
  • 2-3 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 14 oz canned diced tomatoes
  • cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (can use a variety of cheeses)
  • salt, black pepper, garlic powder & onion powder to season

Garnished

  • diced fresh tomatoes
  • Parmesan cheese (optional but so good!)
  • fresh parsley

Instructions

  • In a large deep skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
  • Add red bell pepper, celery and onions and cook until tender.
  • Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • Stir in flour and cook for 2-3 minutes. (to cook out the raw flour taste. Add more butter if needed)
  • Pour in chicken broth and continue simmering for 2 minutes.
  • Pour in heavy cream.
  • Add Italian seasoning, basil and parsley.
  • Stir in diced tomatoes.
  • Simmer sauce for 10 minutes.
  • Add in cooked chicken and cheese, stirring until cheese is melted.
  • Add al dente pasta and toss to coat.
  • Taste and season generously with sea salt (or seasoning salt), black pepper, garlic powder and onion powder to bring out the flavors of the fresh ingredients.
  • Plate and garnish with fresh tomatoes, Parmesan cheese and parsely. If desired.

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Notes

Seasoned chicken: I seasoned my chicken before cooking generously with salt, black pepper and garlic powder.  *Cook chicken in a cast iron or stainless steel skillet to get a nice golden crust.