When I know we are going to have a busy week, casseroles are going to be on the menu and this chicken spaghetti is always a go-to because my entire family loves it.
Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti
We are big fans of chicken in our household, and we love leftovers. I know not every family loves eating leftovers, and I should consider myself lucky!
When I think of a casserole that will provide lots of leftovers, cheesy chicken spaghetti casserole comes to mind. You’ll love this chicken pasta bake, and be much like me – when I’m planning it I think of four things: spaghetti noodles, cheesy inside/topping, white sauce and tender chicken.
Great news: if those are the four things that you also think about, you are in luck because this chicken spaghetti casserole has all four of those things and more!
Here is how I whip up my best chicken spaghetti recipe:
Gather your ingredients:
1/4 cup butter
1 small onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 T all purpose flour
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup half and half
3/4 cups parmesan cheese, shredded
3 cups cooked, shredded chicken
8 oz. spaghetti
1 cup shredded colby jack cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cook spaghetti al dente
While spaghetti is cooking melt butter over medium to low heat
Add onions and garlic, cook 3-5 minutes while stirring
Stir in the flour and mix well for a minute
Stir in the chicken broth, allowing mixture to come to a boil
Whisk in the half and half while stirring constantly
Stir in parmesan cheese, stirring constantly, until the mixture is a little thickened, and remove from heat
Add chicken and pasta to mixture, combining with the white sauce
Pour chicken, noodle and sauce mixture into a greased 9x 13 baking dish
Top casserole with colby jack cheese
Cover casserole with foil and bake 20 minutes until cheese is melted and casserole is warmed through
What is chicken spaghetti?
Chicken spaghetti is like a regular spaghetti, but, switch the ground beef for chicken and the red sauce out for white sauce.
Chicken spaghetti is also usually topped with colby jack cheese, or cheddar cheese and then baked.
What goes with chicken spaghetti?
If you’re wondering what sides go good with chicken spaghetti, I usually serve chicken spaghetti with garlic bread and some veggies. This cheap and east chicken spaghetti is pretty good on its own, too!
How long will chicken spaghetti stay good in the refrigerator?
Chicken spaghetti will last in the refrigerator for four days. Please take into account when you prepare the chicken because it will be four days from this date.
For example, I usually bake and shred 6-7 chicken breasts in the Instant Pot using this shredded chicken thighs instant pot recipe. So, if I cook the chicken things and a Wednesday, but don’t make the chicken spaghetti casserole until Wednesday, I would consider the cheesy chicken spaghetti recipe to be good for three more days, through Sunday.
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 onion
- 3 garlic cloves
- 3 T all-purpose flour
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup half and half
- 3/4 cup parmesan cheese
- 3 cups cooked & shredded chicken
- 8 oz spaghetti noodles
- 1 cup shredded colby jack cheese