Italian Spaghetti with Chicken & Roasted Vegetables Recipe
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Italian Spaghetti with Chicken & Roasted Vegetables Recipe

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When I get a craving for homemade tomato sauce, I make a zesty batch to toss with chicken and veggies. The flavors do wonders for penne, too. —Carly Curtin, Ellicott City, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 2 medium zucchini, cubed
  • 1 medium yellow summer squash, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, divided
  • 8 ounces uncooked whole wheat spaghetti
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup dry red wine or additional reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 cans (8 ounces each) no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1-2/3 cups with 1 tablespoon cheese: 379 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 345mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 8g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, zucchini and squash. Add 1 tablespoon oil and 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning. Transfer to a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake 15-20 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti according to package directions. Sprinkle chicken with garlic powder and remaining Italian seasoning. In a large nonstick skillet, heat remaining oil over medium heat. Add chicken; cook until no longer pink. Remove from skillet.
  3. Add broth and wine to skillet, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Stir in tomato sauce, tomato paste, basil, oregano and salt. Bring to a boil. Return chicken to skillet. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 4-6 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened.
  4. Drain spaghetti. Add spaghetti and vegetables to tomato mixture; heat through. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Italian Spaghetti with Chicken & Roasted Vegetables in Taste of Home December 2015, p29

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Judyafaber User ID: 7758600 241555
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2016

"We felt there was too much sauce for the amount of pasta. We'll make this again using 2 - 8 ounce cans with a 3rd can ready if needed. We liked the combination of chicken and roasted vegetables."

rwippel User ID: 4262008 238700
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2015

"I love the idea of this recipe, but the sauce was too thick and lacking in flavor. The sauce needed a little sugar to balance all the acidity from the tomato sauce. A little bit of red pepper flakes would be nice too. The chicken was perfect."

jstowellsupermom User ID: 7101358 236285
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2015

"Great recipe! easy to make, hearty & delicious!"

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