Creamy chicken spaghetti

Heather Disarro

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Creamy chicken spaghetti is comfort on a plate. Creamy pasta and shredded chicken are laced with spinach and artichoke hearts for a gourmet version of the comfort food classic.

creamy chicken spaghetti

Creamy chicken spaghetti

Serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 6 cups chopped fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 cup chopped artichoke hearts
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan

Directions:

  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil.
  2. Add the spaghetti and cook according to package directions until al dente.
  3. While the water is boiling and the pasta is cooking, melt the butter over medium heat.
  4. Once the butter is melted, whisk in flour until smooth.
  5. Gradually pour in the milk and whisk until combined.
  6. Add the salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  7. Bring the milk mixture to a simmer, stirring constantly, and cook until it has thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  8. Remove from the heat and stir in the Parmesan.
  9. Drain the pasta and toss with the chicken, spinach and artichoke hearts.
  10. Coat in the cheese sauce and allow to cook an additional 1 to 2 minutes to heat everything through.
  11. Serve hot.

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.