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Easy Chicken Spaghetti

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x

This Easy Chicken Spaghetti is always a hit for dinner! Creamy, delicious and hearty and on the table in under 20 minutes!



  • 1 pound package of spaghetti
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast (can also use rotisserie or leftover chicken, *see note)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 24 ounce jar marinara sauce
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more for topping


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the chicken breasts into strips and place on a baking sheet that’s been sprayed with cooking spray. Cutting the chicken breast into strips help it to cook faster and allow more seasoning to get on the surface of the chicken.
  2. Season the chicken on both sides with the oregano, garlic powder, kosher salt and black pepper. Cook the chicken for 12-14 minutes, (depending on the size of your strips) turning over once in between cooking until the chicken is cooked through. Remove the chicken from the oven and place onto a board or a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
  3. While the chicken is in the oven, cook the spaghetti according to the package directions, then drain and place back into the pot that you cooked it in. Turn the stove on low heat and add the sauce to warm through. Add the cream cheese and the parmesan cheese and whisk the sauce together until blended.
  4. Shred the chicken with two forks and place into the pot, stirring to combine.
  5. Taste for seasonings, adjust if needed and then serve in large bowls with extra parmesan cheese.

Recipe Notes

If using leftover chicken or a rotisserie chicken, shred the chicken and then toss in the oregano, garlic powder, kosher salt and black pepper to season the chicken before adding to the spaghetti. You’ll need 3 cups of chicken for this recipe.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American