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Chicken Spaghetti – “Pantry Raid” Dinner in 30 minutes



chicken spaghetti

Chicken Spaghetti

Who said making dinner after a long day at work has to be a troublesome and time consuming affair? With quick recipes like this “Pantry Raid” Chicken Spaghetti, you can have a simple hot meal on the table while you phone a friend or your mom at the same time. Simple flavors, hot pasta, easy cleanup. More time to spend on other things.

chicken spaghetti recipe

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Recipe Name: Chicken Spaghetti
Recipe Type: Pasta / Main
Author:  Recipes ‘R’ Simple
Prep time: 15
Cook time: 15 min
Total time:
Yield: (4 servings)

Chicken Spaghetti, Quick Dinner


  • 150 gms, minced chicken OR use chopped chicken sausages.
  • 2 cloves garlic, bruised.
  • ½ a carrot, finely chopped.
  • 1 Tbsp celery, finely chopped.
  • 1 onion, chopped finely.
  • 3- 4 porcini or other brown mushrooms, sliced. Use the cap and discard the stem. 
  • 1 small tomato, chopped.
  • ½ cup canned baked beans in tomato sauce(I used Heinz).
  • ½ cup Passata (uncooked tomato puree that comes in a jar/bottle), or home made tomato puree.
  • 2 tsp tomato paste (concentrate).
  • 2 bay leaves.
  • 1 tsp italian dried herbs ( a mixture of sage, basil, rosemary oregano ) OR use Italian seasoning.
  • 250 gms spaghetti – I used Instant Spaghetti.
  • 200 ml chicken stock.
  • ¼ tsp hickory liquid smoke.
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil & 1 Tbsp olive oil.
  • fresh torn basil, salt and pepper to taste.

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  • First, bring a large pot of water to boil and add salt.
  • Add the spaghetti and allow it to cook till al dente.
  • Meanwhile, chop up the fresh ingredients.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a skillet or non stick pan.
  • Add the bruised garlic, followed by the chopped onion, carrot and celery.
  • Allow to just soften.
  • Add the mushrooms and chicken or chopped sausage.
  • Stir fry till the chicken is white or the sausage is just browned.
  • Add tomato paste  and chopped tomato and stir till incorporated.
  • Lightly mash the baked beans in its sauce with a fork and add to the pan along with the pasatta.
  • Bring to a boil.
  •  Add italian dried herbs, bay leaves, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pour in the chicken stock and bring to boil.
  • Simmer 2- 3 minutes till slightly thickened. The chicken should be cooked.
  • Add the liquid smoke. This is optional.
  • Drain the pasta while there is still some ‘bite’ left.
  • Add the drained pasta to the cooked sauce and toss well.
  • Season again with salt and pepper if needed and toss in the basil leaves.
  • Drizzle olive oil over top and Serve hot!

Pantry Raid Recipe – Chicken Spaghetti

  • Do not overcook the spaghetti. Al dente means, there should be some ‘bite left’. Spaghetti looses its integrity and structure if over cooked.
  • I like to leave the sauce a little ‘loose’ in consistency before adding the spaghetti. Keeps the spaghetti moist and does not go dry even after cooled.
  • In the first picture, I used minced chicken. In the second , I used chopped up sausage. I use whatever I have on hand.

Key Ingredients: chicken/sausage, oil, tomato, onion, garlic, carrot, celery, herbs, spices, stock, baked beans, mushroom

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