Easy Chicken Spaghetti (Recipe)

November 10, 2019 

Easy Chicken Spaghetti (Recipe)



✅ 1.5 lb boneless chicken breast pieces

✅ Kosher salt

✅ 3/4 tsp black pepper

✅ 1 tsp dry oregano

✅ 1/2 tsp ground coriander

✅ 1/2 tsp paprika

✅ 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

✅ Extra virgin olive oil

✅ 1/4 cup water

✅ 1 lemon, juice of

For Pasta

✅ 1 lb spaghetti

✅ 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

✅ Extra virgin olive oil

✅ 2.5 lb grape or cherry tomatoes, halved (you can leave some whole)

✅ 7 garlic cloves, minced

✅ 7–8 green onions (both white and green parts), trimmed and finely chopped

✅ 1/2 cup dry white wine

✅ 1 lemon, juice of

✅ salt and pepper, to taste

✅ 20 large basil leaves, roughly torn

✅ Freshly grated Parmesan

✅ 2 tbsp toasted pine nuts, for garnish (optional)


1️⃣ Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2️⃣ Pat chicken breasts dry and season with kosher salt and black pepper. In a small bowl, mix together the oregano, coriander, paprika and nutmeg. Apply the spice mixture to chicken breasts on both sides.

3️⃣ In an oven-safe skillet, heat 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil until shimmering but not smoking. Add chicken and brown deeply on both sides (about 4 to 5 minutes in total) Turn heat off. Add 1/4 cup water and lemon juice.

4️⃣ Transfer chicken to the 400 degrees F-heated oven. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, turning over once. (Chicken is ready when internal temperature in its thickest part reads 165 degrees F. )


5️⃣While chicken is baking, cook spaghetti according to package. Mine took about 9 minutes in boiling water with a dash of salt. Drain in a large colander. Set aside briefly.

6️⃣ In a large heavy cooking skillet, heat 1/2 cup olive oil. Stir in crushed red pepper flakes, tomatoes, garlic, and chopped green onions. Season with kosher salt and pepper. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes on medium-high. Now add white wine and lemon juice. Bring to a boil, allowing the sauce to reduce a little, then reduce heat to medium, cover and let simmer for 7-10 minutes or until tomatoes sofetn and turn a nice rusty orange.

7️⃣ Now, add cooked spaghetti to the tomato mixture and stir to combine. When pasta heats through, toss in the basil leaves, Parmesigiano Reggiano, and pine nuts (if you choose).

8️⃣Transfer spaghetti to serving bowls and top with the baked chicken breasts.


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