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all sorts of recipes, from me to you…

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Baked Chicken over Spaghetti

Through the years, I’ve seen lots of recipes for Baked Chicken over Spaghetti with most of them having “cream of” soup added to the mix.  No “cream of” soup here to disguise the flavors!

I used boneless chicken breasts this time, but you use the chicken you like ~ your own baked, broiled or boiled chicken, a whole rotisserie chicken from the grocery store or grilled chicken, shredded chicken and even chicken tenders.

With the additions of tender baby spinach, sliced mushrooms, spicy Italian seasoning and your favorite pasta sauce, this can be thrown together quickly, baked and served over spaghetti for an appetizing meal for your family.  Be creative and throw into the mix

Baked Chicken over Spaghetti, a crisp green salad and a loaf of crusty bread ~ that’s simply another comforting meal!

Oven ready!

Baked Chicken over Spaghetti


4 boneless chicken breast halves or 1 pound cooked chicken of your choice
1 jar (24-ounces) pasta sauce (I use Classico Fire-Roasted Tomato and Garlic)
1 package (6-ounces) baby spinach
8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 pound spaghetti, cooked


Coat with cooking spray a 9 x 13 baking dish.
Place chicken breasts in the baking dish.
In a large bowl, combine pasta sauce and spinach.
Add next 4 ingredients, combining well.
Pour sauce over chicken.
Cover dish with foil.
Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes.
Scatter cheese over chicken and cover with foil.
Bake until cheese melts, about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile cook spaghetti according to package directions.
Serve chicken with sauce over cooked  spaghetti.

Ummmm, good!!!

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Perfect for my busy week.


Lyndsey said...

This sure looks like a nice dish of comfort to me! I like that it doesn't have any "cream of" soup, but you know...sometimes you just have to have that little can, but not here! :)

jose manuel said...

Que rico plato de pasta, delicioso


BigAppleNosh said...

Yum, such a classic comfort food dish :)

Barefeet In The Kitchen said...

This looks delicious, Pam! I love a simple meal like this.

Karen said...

This is my kind of dish! Similar to the way I make chicken cacciatore except I do it on the stovetop. Have a great day, Pam!

Pam said...

Glenda, yes! It's a great dish to make after work, etc.

Lyndsey, you're right. There are some great recipes for cream of's; like tuna and noodles casserole!

jose manuel, gracias! Que tengas un buen dia!

BAN, yes. Pretty simple and classic.

Barefeet, me too! Glad you like it!

Karen, we think alike! Ummmm to the chicken cacciatore!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

What a easy, delicious week day or even weekend meal. My family is going to love this one.

The Fajdich Times said...

Thanks for such a great recipe...hope to try it soon:)

Pegasuslegend said...

M y boys love to cook and this is one they will love for sure great idea for the leftover sauce we always have we make it 8 quarts at a time~ can't wait to share this with them!

bellini said...

I can't imagine making thsi with cream of mushroom soup, when it is already packed with flavour!!!

Buttercup said...

Yummy and easy, but I can't turn the oven on until the fall. It's still too hot in NYC.

Linda said...

I love the addition of the spinach; I never would have thought to add it. This is a great family friendly recipe!

Blackswan said...

Pam, I must say this is such a yummy recipe. It has been a while since we last exchanged words. Hope this finds u well. Have a wonderful weekend!

Big Dude said...

Looks very good Pam and the spinach even makes it health food :-)

Julie said...

That looks completely scrumptious! Better than what we're having tonight..ha :)

Jenn said...

Looks and sounds delicious!!! Just my kind of comforting meal :)

Healthy and Homemade said...

It's so simple but truly a delicious meal! Hearty and comforting =)

Chris said...

This dish rocks! I can totally see doing this in a "pot pie" like I just made Friday.