Spicy Chicken Spaghetti Recipe

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Spicy Chicken Spaghetti Recipe
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Spicy Chicken Spaghetti Recipe

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“I keep on the lookout for recipes that serve two,” explains LaDonna Reed. “We’re also watching our fat grams, so this main course was a great find. Adjust the spice level by decreasing the Cajun seasoning,” she writes from Ponca City, Oklahoma.
MAKES:
2 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:
2 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup fat-free half-and-half

Directions

Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, sprinkle chicken with Cajun seasoning. In a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook chicken for 7-9 minutes or until lightly browned and chicken is no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
In the same skillet, saute the mushrooms, green pepper and onions until almost tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Combine the cornstarch, salt and pepper; sprinkle over vegetables. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Gradually stir in half-and-half. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
Return chicken to the pan; heat through. Drain spaghetti; top with chicken mixture. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Spicy Chicken Spaghetti in Light & Tasty February/March 2006, p26

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 401 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 808mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 3g fiber), 34g protein.

  • 3 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup fat-free half-and-half
  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, sprinkle chicken with Cajun seasoning. In a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook chicken for 7-9 minutes or until lightly browned and chicken is no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
  2. In the same skillet, saute the mushrooms, green pepper and onions until almost tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Combine the cornstarch, salt and pepper; sprinkle over vegetables. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Gradually stir in half-and-half. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Return chicken to the pan; heat through. Drain spaghetti; top with chicken mixture. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Spicy Chicken Spaghetti in Light & Tasty February/March 2006, p26

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karebeardancer User ID: 4199342 69294
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2011

"This was wonderful! I doubled it for our family and used angel hair pasta and more green onions and mushrooms. It's a keeper and going on my "short list" of recipe's!"

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keverwann User ID: 1807985 138889
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2008

"We used cabbage instead of bell pepper. It turned out yummy too!"

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