The Best Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti

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If you're looking for easy dinner ideas, then this is the Best Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti recipe you can ever make. Chicken casserole recipes are not only delicious but also one of the quick recipes you can prepare for your family. Everyone will enjoy this flavorsome recipe with a creamy white sauce that will remind you a bit of the good old mac and cheese and alfredo. This recipe is also a great one to feed a large crowd as well because it tastes like home with comforting ingredients that don't cost a bomb. Pair this recipe with a bowl of salad or garlic bread and you've got yourself a luxurious meal. How often does one come across quick recipes that are not only easy on the budget but also happen to be a huge crowd pleaser? Save this recipe in your binder because you're going to come back to it again sooner or later. Any leftovers are great as long as you store it in an airtight container in the fridge.

When working with chicken, it's important to practice safety methods of handling meat to prevent cross contamination. By handling meat the safe way you can prevent 80 percent of food-borne illnesses. The only way to keep the bacteria out of your kitchen and surroundings is through proper means of cleaning your hands before and after handling food, especially meat. Always refrigerate or freeze meat for later use under all circumstances to prevent salmonella. Types of meat like chicken, pork and seafood have to be cooked thoroughly to the right temperature to avoid consuming raw meat that can result in food poisoning.

In this recipe, you can use whole wheat or gluten free spaghetti to cut down the calories. For a healthy option, substitute chicken breast in the place of chicken thighs. Chicken breast is not only rich in protein but also has less fat compared to thighs. Alternately, you can make this recipe in a crock-pot or slow cooker if you want but the timing will obviously vary. To retain the chicken flavor and keep it more authentic you can boil the spaghetti in low sodium chicken broth as opposed to salted water. You can also add rotisserie chicken or grilled chicken to this recipe as opposed to plain chicken. If you want you can add spicy sausages to this wonderful recipe or even blue cheese and Swiss cheese would go well in this chicken casserole. Make this recipe the way you want it or the way your guests prefer. Either way, this recipe is the show stopper.

Thank you to Melissa Sparka at the Melissa's Southern Kitchen food blog for sharing this mouth-watering Best Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti recipe with us. For more easy dinner ideas and quick recipes do check out Melissa's blog where she shares some of her best chicken casserole recipes. This chicken spaghetti casserole recipe is a great meal option with a fantastic creamy texture to it. Make this pasta recipe today for your family!

Nutrition Facts for:The Best Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti from Melissa's Southern Kitchen
Ingredients: Thin spaghetti, onion, celery, mushrooms, olive oil, garlic cloves, butter, salt, pepper, all purpose flour, milk, Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese, pimentos, cooked chicken, sharp cheddar cheese.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet.* The entire recipe has been calculated for 12 servings.* Per Serving:Calories 334, Calories from Fat 143, Total Fat 15.9g 24%, Saturated Fat 9.3g 46%, Cholesterol 72mg 24%, Sodium 549mg 23%, Potassium 337mg 10%, Carbohydrates 21.3g 7%, Dietary Fiber 1.5g 6%, Sugars 5.9g, Protein 26.3g, Vitamin A 15%, Vitamin C 23%, Calcium 40%, Iron 10%

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