Chicken Spaghetti with Spinach

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One dish dinners.

They scream simplicity.  They scream ease. And they scream quick.

5 ingredients.  Most of which you likely already have in your pantry and freezer.

20-ish minutes. Or however long it takes you to cook the spaghetti and then toss it with the other ingredients.

You could serve it with a side of bread, or simple side salad…but it really doesn’t need it!

And I’m working on an “all in one saucepan” spaghetti…with broken noodles cooking in the sauce…but until it’s perfected, we’ll have to settle for this “cook the spaghetti, drain, add the mix-ins and then add the spaghetti again” method!

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Chicken Spaghetti with Spinach


1 lb. spaghetti noodles
1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes with roasted garlic (any “flavor” will do)
2 10 oz. boxes frozen spinach
2  cups cooked and shredded chicken

Optional: Shredded or grated Parmesan cheese for topping



  • In a large Dutch oven or saucepan, boil the spaghetti noodles as directed. Drain and let sit in colander while you prepare the sauce.  Do not rinse.
  • Meanwhile, cook the spinach in the microwave as directed.  Drain off the liquid, but don’t squeeze it dry.
  • Return the warm Dutch oven or saucepan to the burner and add the diced tomatoes with their juices, the spinach and remaining liquid, and the cooked and shredded chicken.  Stir until well combined.  Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Reintroduce the spaghetti noodles and toss well.  Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese before serving.

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20 Responses to Chicken Spaghetti with Spinach

  1. Wendy Lucas says:

    I want to make this! 🙂

  2. Esther says:

    Yum — we’ll make this next week — might replace the chicken with spicy sausage!

  3. Jennifer says:

    We’ll be having this next week. I like to do something with spaghetti every week but change it up for variety. I think this will be a hit with the family.

  4. Andrea says:

    This looks great! I think we will try it next week since I have almost everything for this already. I even have some cooked and shredded chicken in the freezer waiting for a meal like this!

  5. amber p says:

    i’d def. want to make this. it’s so simple, and i have everything in my pantry except the spinach. this would be a great way to get more greens in my diet.

  6. Candace Trotter says:

    This is the one I think I’ll try out next week. I’ve got cooked, shredded chicken and spinach in the freezer. Sounds good to me!

  7. Rebecca L. says:

    I think I may try this recipe either this week or next. I have all the ingredients for it already!

  8. Christina Maney says:

    We’ll be making this next week! I have all the ingredients in the house and this looks yummy and nutritious!

  9. Sangell says:

    Will try this chicken spaghetti with spinach this weekend!

  10. Kathy says:

    Do you think fresh spinach would work? It would probably wilt down with the indirect heat from the cooked pasta.

    • Erin says:


      I think that would totally work!


      • Kathy says:

        I’m going to make this next week then! We always keep bagged spinach around and use it as “lettuce” for salads, on tacos, sandwiches, etc.

        Does this count as my entry for the one week of groceries? I’d love to have $15 extra dollars in the grocery budget one week!

  11. Karen says:

    This looks like a great quick meal. I plan to make this next week.

  12. AllieZirkle says:

    This is on our meal plan for next week. Yum!

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