Saturday, October 3, 2009

Chicken Spaghetti

I have been trying to come up with new meals for us to try since I was not only getting sick of eating the same things but sick of cooking the same things. I stumbled upon this one on and I must say it was good but not something that I could eat a lot of. Does anyone else make the Rotel dip where you use a brick of Velveeta and melt along with a can of Rotel tomatoes and green chilies? I make it on occasion and I must say that was the only thing I could think of while eating this dish. I kept thinking I should dip my tortilla chip in. We served ours along with garlic bread and it was good for leftovers. Daniel enjoyed it but like I said it's not one of my favorites, maybe it will be yours??

Chicken Spaghetti

3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 (8 ounce) package spaghetti
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers
1 pound processed cheese food (eg. Velveeta)
salt and pepper to taste
1 pinch garlic powder

1. Boil chicken in a large pot of salted water. When chicken is done, remove from pot, keeping water/broth at a boil. Shred chicken and set aside. Put spaghetti in boiling chicken broth and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente. When done, drain broth.

2. Return pot with cooked spaghetti to stove, put over low heat. Add shredded chicken, soup, diced tomatoes with chile peppers and cheese. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. When cheese is melted, dinner is ready!

Instead of boiling the chicken I actually chunked mine up and browned it in a skillet on top of the stove, I thought it would obtain more flavor this way. Since I didn't have any water with chicken flavorings in it, I added a few chicken bouillons to my water and then added the spaghetti noodles to boil. Also, I am not sure which size block of cheese I bought, but I purchased the bigger one and I only used half of it. If I would have used the full thing this meal would have been drenched in cheese.

Serve with a side salad and a hunk of garlic bread and you are set!! Hope your family enjoys!