Quick and Easy Chicken Spaghetti Recipe

Last Thursday was a really rough day for Shane, as he spent a lot of time ministering in the hospital. I normally have supper ready for him around 5:00 when he gets home, but on this day, I had no idea when he would be home.

When he did come in, my sweetie was starving, and I had NO idea what to make. So, I threw a few things together, and Quick and Easy Chicken Spaghetti was born.

I did not actually measure any of these ingredients out, but I can give a close estimate for ya. And the best part? I had all of these ingredients on hand, and you can use pretty much ANY variations of these ingredients (i.e. beans and rice instead of spaghetti) to make a similar, yummy and easy meal.

Quick and Easy Chicken Spaghetti

1 can chicken, drained and rinsed (yes, I said can… sometimes I use canned chicken, mkay?!)
2-3 TBS olive oil
1/4 – 1/2 cup bell peppers, chopped
1/4 – 1/2 cup onion, chopped
2 small or 1 regular-sized tomato, chopped
1/4 stick Velveeta cheese (more, or less to achieve desired thickness)
1/2 cup milk (more, or less to achieve desired thickness)
whole-wheat spaghetti


1. Bring water for spaghetti to a boil, and add spaghetti. Cook according to directions on box.

2. Add olive oil, peppers, and onion to second pan and sauté for 5 minutes. Then, add chicken and tomatoes.

3. In a third pan, add Velveeta and milk, stirring frequently to keep from sticking.

4. When cooked, drain spaghetti, and add to chicken and veggies. Pour Velveeta sauce on top and stir to mix.

5. Enjoy!

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  1. QUICK!!! and EASY!!! two of my favorite things in a recipe.
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  2. oh yes, this is a stand by old favorite for some many….love recipes like this. Thanks for joining in, Amy. :)
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  3. The best of both worlds: whole wheat pasta and fake cheese. :) Love it!
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  4. Brenda says:

    I like that you use whole wheat pasta in this. I am trying to do more of that.
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    • Amy Norton says:

      Brenda, my verypicky children actually never tasted the difference in the wheat pasta when I switched over from white (and they notice everything!). My husband swears he knew immediately it had a different taste, but he didn’t. He didn’t know there was a difference until I told him :D Wheat is a bit heavier than white, and the texture is slightly different, but you really can’t tell when it is in pasta sauce, or mixed with other foods.

  5. Susan says:

    This is a new way to make spagetti im always look for new

  6. Sounds super easy and fast, love meals like that! Can chicken is always something I have hand, sometimes you just have to do it!

    Hope the person who was in the hospital is doing better.

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  7. Dian says:

    I have bee wanting chicken spaghetti lately, I have never cooked it. I also have been wanting to switch to whole wheat pasta! Thanks for a VERY timely post!
    Also, yes, I said “Can Chicken”, just before reading your comment in parenthesis! lol
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  8. Hi Amy. Thanks for linking to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, this week. I am a LOVER of chicken spaghetti. I love your quick and easy version. Full of flavor and easy. My kind of recipe. I love your blog! Great design.
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  9. Sandy says:

    Wow this does look really simple!! Maybe I will try it out this weekend. Thanks for sharing!!

  10. Thanks for sharing! I’ll have to give this recipe a try – hubby is not a big fan of “normal” spaghetti and this looks like a possibly frugal supplement!

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