Ask either of my children what their favorite food is, and without hesitation, they will scream in unison, “spaghetti!!” Well I simply get tired of spaghetti with ground beef or meatballs so I like to cook it with a lean chicken breast.
This is a good base recipe and can be used with a variety of meats and pastas. There are just a few simple steps – First, saute the meat (I use my Simply Calphalon Nonstick 5-qt. Sauté Pan. It’s a great non-stick pan, it’s held up fabulously for years, and clean up is a snap!). Then add the sauce, broth dry pasta and seasonings and bring to a boil, then simmer for 20 minutes. Once cooked you add the shredded cheese. That’s it!
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One Pot Chicken Spaghetti
- 1 pound of chicken breasts (about 2 large), cut into one inch chunks
- 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
- 2 tablespoons dried minced onion (or 1/2 cup fresh, diced)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 cup water
- 8 oz. dry pasta (about 2 1/2 cups)
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 jar spaghetti sauce (26-28 oz)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 cup fresh shredded Parmesan cheese
- Heat a small amount of olive oil in a 5 quart pot or skillet over medium-high heat and add onion. Stir and cook for a few minutes, until onion becomes translucent. Add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.
- Add chicken and season with generous amounts of salt and pepper. Cook chicken until browned on all sides, but not completely done.
- Add spaghetti sauce, chicken broth, water and seasonings and bring to a boil.
- Add pasta and a couple pinches of salt; stir. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to low.
- Simmer for about 17-20 minutes, stirring at least once. Add more water or chicken broth if it seems dry.
- Remove from heat and stir in shredded Parmesan, reserving about 2 tablespoons for the garnish, if desired.
- Divide into bowls, sprinkle with Parmesan and serve.
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