Chicken Spaghetti Recipe

by Melissa

Chicken Spaghetti Recipe – There is nothing that says ultimate comfort food quite like this cheesy, chicken spaghetti casserole dish.



It is comfort food with big flavor to the max.

There is nothing that says comfort food quite like this cheesy, chicken spaghetti casserole dish. A dish that all the kids love because well; pasta, cheese, and chicken. You really can't go wrong. #ChickenRecipes #ChickenSpaghetti #SpaghettiRecipes



A quick and easy dish that all the kids love because well; pasta, cheese, and chicken perfection.

You really can’t go wrong with this southern recipe that all of your friends and whole family find addictive.

Like the Three Cheese Manicotti recipe, this is another one of our favorite homemade pasta dishes.

It also makes for great leftovers as well.


Ingredients you will need for this creamy chicken spaghetti recipe

  • 1/2 Package of Spaghetti (8 ozs of a 16 oz pkg)
  • 2 Boneless Chicken Breasts (you could also use store-bought rotisserie to save time)
  • 1 lb Velveeta Cheese
  • 1 Can Rotel
  • 1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup

Serves approximately 6 people but you can double the recipe to make even more of this gooey dish for leftovers or a larger crowd.

How to make Chicken Spaghetti!

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Boil chicken breast in a pot of water until fully cooked. {You can use chicken legs or thighs if you choose just discard the bones and skin.} Remove chicken and 1 cup of the chicken broth for later use. Shred the chicken into pieces. I like to use my Ninja Chopper or Kitchenaid for this, they both work great for shredding chicken.
  • Cook spaghetti according to the package.
  • Cube your Velvetta and mix with the 1 cup of chicken broth and heat on low until cheese melts.
  • Combine the Rotel, both cans of soup, chicken, and spaghetti with the cheese.
  • Bake in a 9×13 inch casserole dish at 350 degrees for approximately 45 minutes.

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Can you freeze chicken spaghetti?

Chicken spaghetti freezes exceptionally well, go ahead and make it in advance. Once you place it in the casserole dish, you don’t need to bake it first, just freeze for up to four months



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Chicken Spaghetti Recipe

Chicken Spaghetti Recipe

Yield: Approximately 6 Servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

There is nothing that says ultimate comfort food quite like this cheesy, chicken spaghetti casserole dish. It is comfort food with big flavor to the max.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Package of Spaghetti
  • 2 Boneless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 lb Velveeta Cheese
  • 1 Can Rotel
  • 1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Boil chicken breast in a pot of water until fully cooked. {You can use chicken legs or thighs if you choose just discard the bones and skin.} Remove chicken and 1 cup of the chicken broth for later use. Shred the chicken into pieces.
  3. Cook spaghetti according to the package.
  4. Cube your Velveeta and mix with the 1 cup of chicken broth and heat on low until cheese melts.
  5. Combine the Rotel, both cans of soup, chicken, and spaghetti with the cheese.
  6. Bake in a 9x13 dish at 350 degrees for approximately 45 minutes.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 409Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 99mgSodium: 2146mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 28g

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Sarah, How My World Runs February 17, 2014 - 3:52 PM

I use pretty much the same recipe but sometimes add frozen green peas to get an extra veggie in there. πŸ™‚

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Melissa Coleman February 17, 2014 - 4:03 PM

I have never tried it with peas but I imagine it’s great and a good way to sneak in some veggies too if you have picky eaters. Luckily my daughter loves veggies, thank goodness. πŸ™‚

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Laura Toeniskoetter February 17, 2014 - 5:39 PM

My mom makes this all the time!

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Melissa Coleman February 18, 2014 - 2:32 PM

My mom only made it a few times growing up. She actually never made spaghetti to much at all because my dad isn’t a big fan of pasta. haha! Probably the reason why I love pasta so much, didn’t have a lot of it as a kid.

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Maria G February 17, 2014 - 6:19 PM

This looks so good and easy! Going to have to try it soon πŸ™‚

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Melissa Coleman February 18, 2014 - 2:34 PM

It is really easy, just a little bit of prep work and then you can throw it in the oven and get something else done while its cooking. πŸ™‚

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Laura MyNewestAddiction February 17, 2014 - 11:19 PM

Yummy! I haven’t had chicken spaghetti in a long time! thanks for the recipe

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Melissa Coleman February 18, 2014 - 2:33 PM

Your welcome! πŸ™‚

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Casey Elizabeth February 17, 2014 - 11:38 PM

This looks amazing! I’ve never made chicken spaghetti before but I’m definitely going to now!

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Melissa Coleman February 18, 2014 - 2:31 PM

Spaghetti is one of my favorite dishes so to be able to make it in different ways works good for me. Plus I’m picking about leftovers and spaghetti always makes good leftovers. πŸ™‚

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Jennifer February 18, 2014 - 5:06 AM

Chicken Spaghetti is one of my favorites!!

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Mama.Mommy.Mom. February 18, 2014 - 12:58 PM

I think with the cheese, this might be a way I can get my kids to eat some chicken! They love cheesy pasta.

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Melissa Coleman February 18, 2014 - 2:30 PM

The chicken is shredded too so it won’t be like eating big chunks of chicken.

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Carly February 18, 2014 - 2:57 PM

This looks amazing!

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Glenda February 19, 2014 - 12:58 AM

Wow this looks so easy and since my son loves both Chicken and Spaghetti I am going to have to make it. Plus it would be great to have at the Networking Meetings I host as they are Pot Luck and children are allowed and I am sure they would like this.

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Melissa Coleman February 20, 2014 - 7:42 PM

This recipe would definitely be good for pot lucks because you can make so much of it for fairly inexpensive and it’s super yummy so it wouldn’t be one of those dishes everyone passes up. πŸ˜‰

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Tatyana Gray February 19, 2014 - 1:37 AM

Looks delicious! I’ve never baked spaghetti before, but this dish is definitely worth a try. What other cheese besides Velveeta would you recommend?

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Melissa Coleman February 19, 2014 - 4:17 AM

You could definitely use shredded cheddar, probably like 2 cups for this recipe.

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Neva Fels February 19, 2014 - 2:32 AM

I like the different colors and textures of the Rotel, chicken and spaghetti. I’m looking forward to trying it.

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Teri February 19, 2014 - 3:29 AM

Oh – I am BEYOND excited to try this!! I’m allergic to ingredients in marinara. For the past 16 years I’ve tortured my husband with pasta, and I never buy or make sauce for it! My kids eat buttered noodles and parmesan with grilled chicken in it (a la Noodles and Co.). This cheese sauce sounds incredible, though!

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Melissa Coleman February 19, 2014 - 4:18 AM

I bet they would really like this then. πŸ™‚

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BrenDid February 19, 2014 - 12:33 PM

Our favorite easy pasta dish is Tortellini and Tomato soup (http://brendid.com/tnt-soup-aka-souper-fast-dinner/). Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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Melissa Coleman February 20, 2014 - 7:43 PM

I haven’t tried that kind of soup. I will have to give it a try sometime.

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Clint Butler February 19, 2014 - 4:00 PM

Chicken and spagetti are our two favorite foods. We have cooked dishes like this before. They are quick and easy after a long day at work. And its food we don’t have to fight with the kids over to get them eat.

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Our Provident Home February 19, 2014 - 4:49 PM

I love all kinds of pasta! We will have to try this recipe. All the ingredients, if you subbed canned chicken, would be shelf stable. That’s nice for a quick from the shelf meal when regular dinner plans fall through. Thanks for sharing.

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Melissa Coleman February 20, 2014 - 7:45 PM

I have never tried it with canned chicken but I use canned chicken for chicken salad so i’m sure it would be just as good.

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Carli Walker February 19, 2014 - 7:43 PM

Looks sooooooooooooooo yummy! Like a perfect cold night, stick to your bones kinda meal! Pinning this for the future!

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Melissa Coleman February 20, 2014 - 7:49 PM

Thanks so much for pinning Carli! πŸ™‚

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Jen S. February 20, 2014 - 2:23 PM

YUM…My kids ask for spaghetti every night. They love to twirl. This looks great

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Melissa Coleman February 20, 2014 - 7:46 PM

Yes! I use to cut my daughter’s spaghetti up until she started yelling at me that I she didn’t get to twirl her spaghetti. haha!

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Melissa Coleman February 20, 2014 - 7:47 PM

I have a nikon dslr but I also use picmonkey.com for tweaks. They have a free and paid version. If you haven’t checked it out give it a try. It’s great!

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Sarah Thompson February 20, 2014 - 9:28 PM

I don’t think I’ve ever done chicken spaghetti, that looks good (though not being a mushroom fan, I would probably substitute an extra can of cream of chicken). I like to do a chicken and rice casserole, though.

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Melissa Coleman February 21, 2014 - 5:52 PM

My husband doesn’t like mushrooms either but since the cream of mushroom doesn’t have chunks of mushroom I don’t even think he knows it’s in there. haha! You could definitely sub the can though for extra cream of chicken. We really like chicken and rice casseroles too. Anything chicken really.

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Melissa Coleman February 21, 2014 - 5:53 PM

I honestly don’t care to cook much either. I like to eat yummy foods but if I had to chef to make it then I would probably be all for that. haha

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Melissa Coleman February 22, 2014 - 2:53 PM

Jeanie, I haven’t tried it with wheat pasta but if you are use to eating wheat noodles I bet it would taste just fine. πŸ™‚

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A Day in Candiland February 23, 2014 - 1:16 AM

This seems like an easy recipe to whip up and I love some of the comments about adding some veggies.

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Melissa Coleman February 24, 2014 - 3:25 PM

I don’t ever add veggies but you definitely could. I might try it sometime. πŸ™‚

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Lindsay Swoboda February 23, 2014 - 5:59 AM

This looks delish and easy, but I would make a few adjustments with veg and wheat pasta too. We’re on the super-health kick this year, haha, I hope it sticks! But I’d like to find healthy and fast recipes too!

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Melissa Coleman February 24, 2014 - 3:26 PM

Awesome, you could definitely change it to fit your family. πŸ™‚

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OhMyShihTzu February 23, 2014 - 6:20 PM

This really looks yummy. And I have never heard anything like this, but with so many people with comments before mine saying they love this I am definitely going to have to try it!! Yippee another meal to add to the menu πŸ™‚

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Marissa D February 23, 2014 - 11:14 PM

Now that sounds like a super easy dinner for a weeknight!

Marissa
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Melissa Coleman February 24, 2014 - 3:27 PM

It definitely is… a little bit of prep work and you can pop it into the oven and get something else done while you are waiting. πŸ™‚

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Robyn-coolestmommy R February 24, 2014 - 2:00 AM

Anything involving velveeta and rotel HAS to be delicious. Can’t wait to try it out.

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Melissa Coleman February 24, 2014 - 3:27 PM

I know right? haha

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Samantha Cummings February 24, 2014 - 12:34 PM

Ah – this sounds soooo good! My favorite spaghetti dish is just regular spaghetti with tomato sauce, but I love putting it in a casserole dish and tossing some cheese and garlic on top and letting it bake for about 10 minutes. Really good and easy.

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Melissa Coleman February 24, 2014 - 3:28 PM

I have never tried baking regular spaghetti with cheese and garlic… umm so trying that! I love regular spaghetti too. I love spaghetti just as a whole. haha!

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Jelli B. February 24, 2014 - 2:52 PM

This sounds delicious. I love easy pasta meals. My favorite quick pasta is to make spaghetti and then mix it in a bowl with minced garlic, fresh basil, olive oil, tomatoes, salt and pepper. The longer it sits at room temp, the yummier it gets. I like to prep it early on Sunday morning and then serve it for lunch after church with some grated Parmesan cheese.

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Melissa Coleman February 24, 2014 - 3:29 PM

That sounds delicious Jelli. πŸ™‚

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Tammy February 24, 2014 - 3:44 PM

Pining the recipe for sure. What can go wrong with cheese, chicken and pasta. YUMMY!!! Hubby will love this. http://www.mylifeabundant.com

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Melissa Coleman February 26, 2014 - 11:01 PM

Right, 3 of my favorite things. πŸ™‚

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pam russo February 24, 2014 - 10:55 PM

I never made this specific recipe but it will go into my recipe box. Seems like a wonderful meal for the grandchildren! Thanks.

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Vivian Peppers February 24, 2014 - 11:28 PM

MY favorite dish is blackened chicken pasta alfredo. However, I’m a big fan of any kind of pasta (except penne for some odd reason, lol). Anyway, I may make this dish sometime this week. Thanks for sharing!

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Anna February 25, 2014 - 3:12 AM

This looks like the perfect comfort food recipe! Yum!

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Coffee Matters February 25, 2014 - 3:27 AM

We love chicken spaghetti at our house! Your recipe looks delicious , I have never shredded my chicken for it though, I really like that idea.

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Melissa Coleman February 26, 2014 - 11:05 PM

I don’t know why I started shredding the chicken but we like it that way. If you have a chopper it makes quick work of it.

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Holly Higgins February 25, 2014 - 3:54 AM

I don’t eat pasta, but I love spaghetti squash parmesan!

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Melissa Coleman February 26, 2014 - 11:10 PM

Squash spaghetti sounds so yummy. I love squash. πŸ™‚

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Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad February 25, 2014 - 2:06 PM

The can of mushroom soup threw me for a loop. Can’t wait to try it!

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Desiree Jackson February 25, 2014 - 5:56 PM

I love this recipe.. I am usually a chicken alfredo or spaghetti and meatballs type of girl but look forward to trying this

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Tina Halvorson February 25, 2014 - 9:37 PM

Looks delicious Melissa – thank for sharing this post. Blessings, Tina

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Selena Brown February 25, 2014 - 11:35 PM

I’m a vegetarian, but it’s always nice to learn new recipes to share with my meat-eating friends. When it comes to food, I say, eat what foods make your tummy happy because I’m sure going to enjoy mine. πŸ™‚

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Melissa Coleman February 26, 2014 - 11:11 PM

You are so right Selena. πŸ™‚ Although some foods I love don’t make my tummy happy. haha

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Jennifer S. February 26, 2014 - 7:19 PM

Chicken alfredo is my kids favorite, for me, regular old spaghetti with meat sauce. Your meal looks yummy, especially with the side of garlic bread!!

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Melissa Coleman February 26, 2014 - 11:12 PM

If we are having spaghetti we always have to have a side of garlic bread. πŸ™‚

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Marissa McKenna February 27, 2014 - 2:37 AM

Yum! We have pasta at least once a week. My husband loves chicken alfredo, but the kids and I will eat anything with pasta (it’s the Italian in me, I guess!).

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The GO Mamas February 27, 2014 - 12:18 PM

My family loves pasta in all forms, but I have yet to try a chicken spaghetti! This recipe looks like a good start. thanks.

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Marissa @ Life is Fantasmic February 27, 2014 - 4:30 PM

Yum, that looks delicious! I would probably have to use either penne or rotini noodles instead of spaghetti though. My hubby thinks that red sauce is the only right thing with spaghetti.

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Melissa Coleman March 2, 2014 - 8:17 PM

Haha… He just needs to go over to the dark side. πŸ˜‰

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Anna Mujica February 28, 2014 - 7:33 AM

Looks good, my kids would definitely love this! We actually just made the switch to trying to be as close to a Paleo diet as possible, but this does give me a great starting point!

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Gabbee October 13, 2019 - 6:49 PM

I’ve noticed reading the instructions you’ve mentioned chicken broth twice. But there’s no mention of chicken broth as an ingredient.

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Melissa October 18, 2019 - 9:24 PM

I didn’t add it to the ingredients list because it comes from the cooked chicken breasts and not store-bought broth. However, I will add a note to the ingredients list. Thanks!

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carol January 14, 2020 - 9:36 PM

it says half a bag of spaghetti. how much is that? are you starting with an 8oz bag, 16 0z, ??????

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Melissa January 15, 2020 - 1:31 PM

You will need 8 ozs of a 16 oz pkg.

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