Family-Style Chicken Spaghetti

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Family-Style Chicken SpaghettiRecipe

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

A family favorite swaps jarred sauce for fresh--which requires just a few ingredients and less than 10 minutes.

Serves 4 (serving size: 2 cups)


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8 ounces uncooked whole-wheat spaghetti
2 teaspoons olive oil
3 garlic cloves, smashed
2 pt. cherry tomatoes
1 medium onion, cut into 1-in. wedges
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, divided
2 tablespoons unsalted tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
8 ounces shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast (about 2 cups)
3 tablespoons shaved Parmesan cheese


1. Preheat broiler. Line a jelly-roll pan with foil.

2. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.

3. While pasta cooks, combine oil, garlic, tomatoes, and onion on prepared pan; toss. Broil 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer mixture and any liquid from pan to a blender. Add 2 tablespoons basil and tomato paste; secure blender lid on blender. Remove center piece of blender lid; cover with a kitchen towel. Blend until smooth.

4. Drain pasta; return to pan. Stir in tomato sauce, salt, pepper, and chicken. Cook over medium heat until heated. Place spaghetti mixture on a serving platter. Chop remaining 2 tablespoons basil leaves. Sprinkle basil and Parmesan evenly over spaghetti.

Created date

May 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 404
Fat 7.5 g
Satfat 2.1 g
Monofat 3.3 g
Polyfat 1.1 g
Protein 34 g
Carbohydrate 55 g
Fiber 10 g
Cholesterol 70 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 603 mg
Calcium 137 mg
Sugars 9 g
Est. Added Sugars 0 g