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Chicken Spaghetti – “Pantry Raid” Dinner in 30 minutes



chicken spaghetti Chicken Spaghetti Pantry Raid Dinner in 30 minutes

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 Chicken Spaghetti Pantry Raid Dinner in 30 minutes

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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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