Steve Young Recipe

Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

By Steve Young HotDill

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This is a great recipe for feeding a lot of folks, or for feeding a few and having left-overs. The celery gives some crunch, and the bread crumbs and cheese browned on top adds a ton of flavor. Enjoy!!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This is a different spin on the traditional chicken casserole... and it's really tasty. When I made it for the first time I kept going back and eating the leftovers for a snack! This recipe is terrific if you're looking to feed a hungry crowd - Pair it up with a crisp salad and you've got one satisfying meal.


8 oz
angel hair pasta
2 Tbsp
unsalted butter
chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
4 oz
1 c
1 c
1 c
green bell pepper
3 Tbsp
2 can(s)
cream of chicken soup
1 tsp
kosher salt
1/2 tsp
black pepper
14 oz
chicken broth
2 c
shredded cheddar cheese
1 c
panko bread crumbs

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven 425.
Cook spaghetti in boiling water according to directions.
Dice onion, pepper and celery. Then saute in butter.
Mix together sauteed vegetables, chicken, chicken soup, pimentos, salt and pepper, chicken broth and cooked spaghetti. Place in 2 quart baking dish.
Stir cheese and panko crumbs and spread on top. Dot with butter. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden.
Serves 8-10.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Cheryl Green SpicyMelon
Dec 16, 2014
We made this tonight and thoroughly enjoyed it! I had to add the cheese into the mix (so it would melt) because my one daughter doesn't like cheese (I KNOW, WHO DOESN'T LIKE CHEESE!). It was delicious. My other daughter doesn't eat meat; so I mixed up all of the ingredients (without the chicken); scooped out several servings for her; and then added the chicken and finished it off as your directions stated.
Cheryl Green SpicyMelon
Dec 16, 2014
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Clay Hubacek clyhub
Nov 6, 2014
Steve I made chicken spaghetti last week and never thought about bread crumbs. They will add some great texture. Thanks!!
Cathy Fisher Cathy_Fisher
Sep 26, 2014
Thanks Steve for noticing about the Panko, I have made other recipes without too. If I'am no mistaken I think you can use cornmeal or starch in place if Panko. Of course at 55 your memory goes after your sight so I really do not think it will be of much difference but I'm going to try this & will report back after I have made & tried it!!!! You have a good weekend.
Steve Young HotDill
Sep 26, 2014
Hey fellow cooks - just back on after a time away. Marilyn, Joyce, Melinda and Rose - thanks for the kind words. Rose, you made me LOL! Cathy, thanks for the word on the sodium issue with the Panko. Friends, can you help Cathy with a good suggested substitute?

I also just got a notification that Elizabeth just had success with the dish with her family - not sure why her comment isn't showing up here yet. Great news Elizabeth!

This is just a tough one to beat - tastes great, not expensive and great left-overs to boot.