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Chicken Rotel Spaghetti

This Chicken Rotel Spaghetti recipe has tender chicken, Rotel tomatoes, and green chiles tossed in creamy, cheesy goodness. This easy chicken bake pasta dish is always a hit at the supper table.

Why I love this recipe

This is a great recipe for busy weeknights that is easy to make using simple ingredients. It is ready in just 35 minutes.

Rotel Chicken Bake.
Rotel Chicken Bake

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Ingredients

boneless skinless chicken breasts

spaghetti pasta

Rotel tomatoes and chiles

cream cheese

sour cream

ground cumin

garlic powder

onion powder

salt

shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Substitutions

To save time, use rotisserie chicken, or leftover chicken, instead of raw chicken. Skip step 2 and add the cooked chicken during step 7.

You can use any kind of pasta instead of spaghetti noodles.

Sprinkle in some black pepper or diced green bell peppers if you wish.

Equipment used for this recipe

How to make chicken spaghetti casserole

Step 1 – On a cutting board, dice the chicken into bite-sized pieces.

Step 2 – Spray a skillet with non-stick spray and fry the chicken cubes over medium-high heat, stirring often, until cooked through about 10 minutes

diced chicken cooking.

Step 3 – At the same time, in a saucepan, cook spaghetti according to the package directions for al dente. When done, drain and set aside.

Step 4 – Heat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step 5 – Lightly coat an 8×8 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

Step 6 – To a saucepan, over medium-low heat, add the cream cheese, sour cream, Rotel tomatoes and chilies, cumin, salt, garlic, and onion powder. Stir together until cream cheese is melted.

chicken and creamy rotel tomato sauce cooking.

Step 7 – Stir in the cooked chicken and 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese.

Step 8 – Add the cooked spaghetti and stir together until the noodles are coated.

Chicken with spaghetti and creamy tomato sauce cooking.

Step 9 – Pour the creamy sauce and chicken mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the top of the casserole with the remaining 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese.

rotel chicken bake topped with shredded cheese.

Step 10 – Bake in the preheated oven for 20 – 25 minutes until heated through and the top of the casserole is golden brown and the cheese is melted.

Step 11 – Remove from oven and serve.

Chicken Rotel Spaghetti.
Chicken Rotel Spaghetti Recipe

Pro Tips

If you have a large family this chicken spaghetti bake is easily doubled.

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. They can also be frozen.

Recipe FAQs

What is chicken spaghetti made of?

The basic ingredients for this easy chicken spaghetti recipe are chicken, pasta, tomatoes with green chilies, cream cheese, sour cream, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and sharp cheddar cheese.

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Chicken Rotel Spaghetti.

Chicken Rotel Spaghetti

Zona
This Chicken Rotel Spaghetti recipe has tender chicken,
Rotel tomatoes and green chiles tossed in creamy, cheesy goodness. This easy chicken bake pasta dish is always a hit at the supper table.
4.60 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Chicken-Poultry
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 489 kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 ounces spaghetti pasta, uncooked
  • 4 ounces canned Rotel tomatoes and chiles (1/4 cup)
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • cup sour cream
  • teaspoon ground cumin
  • teaspoon garlic powder
  • teaspoon onion powder
  • teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions
 

  • On a cutting board, dice the chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  • Spray a skillet with non-stick spray and fry the chicken
    cubes over medium-high heat, stirring often, until cooked through about 10 minutes
  • At the same time, in a saucepan, cook spaghetti according to the package directions for al dente. When done, drain and set aside.
  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Lightly coat an 8×8 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • To a saucepan, over medium-low heat, add the cream cheese, sour cream, Rotel tomatoes and chilies, cumin, salt, garlic, and onion powder.
    Stir together until cream cheese is melted.
  • Stir in the cooked chicken and 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese.
  • Add the cooked spaghetti and stir together until the noodles are coated.
  • Pour the creamy sauce and chicken mixture into the prepared
    baking dish. Sprinkle the top of the casserole with the remaining 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 – 25 minutes until heated through and the top of the casserole is golden brown and the cheese is melted.
  • Remove from oven and serve.

Notes

  • If you have a large family this chicken spaghetti bake is easily doubled.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. They can also be frozen.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 489kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 37gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 138mgSodium: 563mgPotassium: 672mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 855IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 273mgIron: 2mg
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