Chicken Spaghetti Olé

Tomatoes with green chiles and jalapenos give a Southwestern spin to an Italian standby. Chicken is a lighter option than ground bef.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 55 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

6
oz uncooked spaghetti
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
1
small green bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
medium stalk celery, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
1
can (10 oz) diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained
1
can (8 oz) tomato sauce
8
oz prepared cheese product (from 16-oz loaf), cut into cubes
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
cups diced deli rotisserie chicken (from 2- to 2 1/2-lb chicken)
Sliced jalapeño chiles, if desired

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook and drain spaghetti as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Cook bell pepper, celery and onion in butter, stirring occasionally, until tender. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, cheese, salt and pepper; reduce heat to low. Heat, stirring frequently, until cheese is melted.
  • 3 Stir in chicken and spaghetti. Spoon into baking dish. Bake uncovered about 30 minutes or until bubbly around edges. Top with chiles.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook and drain spaghetti as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Cook bell pepper, celery and onion in butter, stirring occasionally, until tender. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, cheese, salt and pepper; reduce heat to low. Heat, stirring frequently, until cheese is melted.
  • 3 Stir in chicken and spaghetti. Spoon into baking dish. Bake uncovered about 30 minutes or until bubbly around edges. Top with chiles.

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Add your favorite taco toppers after baking. Good choices are sour cream, salsa, chopped tomatoes and shredded lettuce.

Nutritional information

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
1490mg
1490%;
Total Carbohydrate
33g
33%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
25g
25%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.