Saturday, March 5, 2011

chicken spaghetti

So i made chicken spaghetti.  It was awesome, hopefully i can remember everything that went into it haha
Serves 4 to 5
Prep time: 1.5 hours (on the mustard beast, having lids also will speed up cooking )

sliced bacon
dry spaghetti, or similar pasta
canned tomatoes
1 cream of celery soup (chicken, mushroom, or tomato will also probably work as well)
3/4 cup sliced mushrooms
one chopped onion
chopped red and green bell peppers
3 cups of chicken, chopped or shredded
cheese!! use a couple different kinds (mozzarella, parmesan, cheddar, colby jack, etc)
cooking wine (if your 'cream of'' soups are old and dry like mine was haha)
cream cheese
4 cloves garlic, chopped
montreal chicken seasoning
lemon pepper
red pepper
cumin--just a pinch
parsley flakes
garlic powder
  • large skillet with lid
  • pot for spaghetti
  • large glass baking dish
Preheat oven to 400 F.
Boil salted water and add spaghetti.  Cook al dente, and strain.
Spray skillet with oil. Cook the chicken and bacon with: chopped onions, bell peppers, garlic,  mushrooms, etc.  Season chicken with lemon pepper and montreal chicken seasoning.
When the chicken is cooked well add canned tomatoes.  Stir in basil, garlic powder, red pepper, and cumin. If your chicken is still dry, add cooking wine. Cover, and allow to come to a boil.  (If your tomatoes come with as much juice as mine did, boil without a lid).  Simmer until sauce begins to thicken, and the red pepper has released its flavor.
In a bowl, mix 'cream of soup' with cream cheese.  Stir in milk if your soup is a little dry.
Add the soup mixture to the skillet and stir lightly.
When it is all heated through, add with spaghetti noodles into glass baking dish. Toss with a fork, and add cheese in layers on the top.
Cook in oven until cheese is melted.
This was pretty tasty stuff


  1. That sounds amazing. It is funny to me whenever you talk about the mustard beast. Also, this has an impressive amount of veggies in it!

  2. Bacon and mushrooms....why didn't I ever think of adding these to chicken spaghetti (which is one of my favorite dishes ever)? This looks so good that I think I'll need to put it on the menu for next week (Rich's version) even though we just had it last week! : )
    Are you now, officially, accepting REQUESTS for recipes or alterations?

  3. haha yeah sure, my biggest problem in making a meal is usually actually choosing what i want to make--so meal requests actually help me out too, hah

  4. I'll make a request: cook for me, and we'll never go hungry again! yuuuuuuuuuuum

  5. I actually have almost all these ingredients!!! (bacon bits, cream cheese, and legitimate garlic - which I cooked with real garlic for the first time ever this week!!! it was scary.) Anyway, yum yum. You should make this sometime when you're home and mom will be converted to using all these extra ingredients in her recipe. :D Also, she likes to be on the "automatically send an email to this address when I post" list b/c otherwise she forgets to check blogs. So you should put her on that.

  6. Those extra spices (not to mention bacon, mushrooms, peppers...) would definitely add a little needed zest. I'll have to get more bold next time. Thanks for documenting your experimentation!