Cheesy One Pot Chicken Spaghetti
This creamy and cheesy Chicken Spaghetti makes perfect use of a rotisserie chicken and one pot, resulting in a super-easy dinner that will satisfy even the pickiest eaters.
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Cheesy One-Pot Chicken Spaghetti
It’s time to get a little cheesy and say that it would be imPASTAbale for me to say you aren’t going to love this cheesy one-pot chicken spaghetti! 😉
All puns aside, this easy spaghetti recipe is what you need on your dinner table this week! It’s a quick, delicious, and hearty meal the whole family will devour in no time. With a blend of fresh herbs, no-hassle precooked chicken, and plenty of cheesy goodness, it’s hard to say no.
Looks like your only choice is to say yes to this amazing recipe, so let’s get started!
Does This Chicken Spaghetti Recipe Really Only Need One Pot?
Yes! I know a lot of those recipes out there claim to be one pot, then you get into the thick of it and you realize that “one-pot” title wasn’t as literal as you thought it was going to be, but that’s not the case here with this one-pot chicken spaghetti! You don’t even need a colander to drain the pasta because it’s cooked in the sauce until the excess liquid is absorbed.
Seriously, just grab your favorite heavy-duty pot and a couple of plates and you’ll have the one-pot pasta of your dreams. No-fuss of extra pans needed, especially if you use a pre-shredded rotisserie chicken from Costco. It’s my favorite item from Costco and I always keep it on hand because it’s such a time saver.
How To Make One Pot Creamy Chicken Spaghetti
To make a good one-pot pasta, like this chicken spaghetti, first, break the uncooked spaghetti in half and place in a 5-quart pot or Dutch oven. Then you will add the chicken broth and salt and bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat and cook, stirring frequently, until al dente and the liquid is almost completely absorbed. Next, just add the chicken, sour cream, shredded cheese and stir to combine, then cook stirring frequently until cheese is melted and hot.
Lastly, stir in fire-roasted tomatoes, sprinkle with dried parsley and fresh cilantro. If the sauce is to thick, add a little milk, cream or broth to get your desired consistency. Serve immediately.
Optional Additions For This One Pot Pasta
You can customize this one-pot pasta dish by adding any of the following:
- Swap sour cream for 8 ounces of cream cheese. You will want to cut the cream cheese into smaller chunks when adding to the pot. Stir until the cheese has melted into the sauce.
- Add 2 cups of fresh spinach, chopped when adding the diced tomatoes.
- Add 1 cup zucchini, chopped.
- Add sautéed mushrooms
- Add green chilies and corn
- Add diced red peppers
Do I Have To Use Spaghetti Noodles For Creamy Chicken Spaghetti?
Of course, if you want this to be actual chicken spaghetti, then you will need to use spaghetti noodles, but you can still change up the noodles to whatever suits your preferences.
The overall noodle shape won’t affect the flavors of the dish, so if you would rather have a thicker noodle or a tubular noodle, then go ahead and give it a try.
How To Store This Easy Spaghetti Recipe
One of the things I love most about a good pasta dish recipe is that they can be stored and saved for later with ease. So whether you’re meal prepping this creamy chicken spaghetti recipe for the week, or just can’t finish a whole batch with just one dinner, here’s how to prep your leftovers.
First off, be sure the dish is completely cooled, then place it in an airtight container. If you’re meal prepping, separate the leftovers into individual, single-serving containers.
If you plan to eat your one-pot pasta recipe within the next 5 days, then store in the refrigerator. To make the pasta last for up to 4 months, store your leftovers, in an airtight, freezer-safe container and place in the freezer.
Tips For One Pot Chicken Spaghetti
- Keep a close eye on this one-pot pasta. You will need to stir the noodles well and often so they don’t stick together.
- Make sure your pot is large enough to hold all the ingredients. If you can’t fit the whole spaghetti noodles in the pot at first, break the spaghetti in half to easily fit in all in your pot.
- If you think the sauce is starting to get dry, and the pasta still isn’t done yet, add a little more chicken broth until you’ve reached your desired consistency. Just don’t add too much at once, and make it too runny.
- Feel free to adjust any of the spices or seasoning to your liking!
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Tools used to make this Cheesy One Pot Chicken Spaghetti:
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You can use any kind of serving spoon, but this special spaghetti serving spoon will help make sure not a single delicious ingredient is missing from your spoonful.
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- 32 ounces chicken broth
- 12 ounces uncooked spaghetti
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 16 ounces (3 cups) shredded rotisserie chicken
- 8 ounces sour cream
- 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
- 14.5 ounce can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- Break uncooked spaghetti in half and place in a 5-quart pot or Dutch oven. Add chicken broth and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook, stirring frequently, until al dente (about 10-12 minutes) and liquid is almost completely absorbed.
- Add chicken, sour cream, shredded cheese and stir to combine; cook 3-4 minutes stirring frequently until cheese is melted and hot.
- Stir in fire-roasted tomatoes, sprinkle with dried parsley and fresh cilantro. If the sauce is to thick, add a little milk, cream or broth to get your desired consistency. Serve immediately.
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