Easy Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

Easy Chicken Spaghetti Casserole. A simple and yummy dinner that can be whipped up quickly! Great to make and freeze too!
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This Easy Chicken Spaghetti Casserole is a favorite around here! It’s a simple weeknight dinner.

So from what I understand school is going to be starting soon.

I think I might dislike school now more as an adult than I ever did as a kid.

I mean, yes, I appreciate the routine…I appreciate all the teachers…I love the fact that my kids are taken away in the morning and returned safe and sound in the afternoon.

I love back to school shopping…and I love a quiet house for a few hours.

But I hate homework.

Like hate hate.

Like HATE.

And trust me I get it, it’s my kid’s work, not mine. I don’t do their homework for them, but I do have to wrangle them.

And check their homework..which half the time I don’t even know…

Math is way harder nowadays. It’s a fact.

And I sometimes forget how to speak English correctly. I try y’all. I TRY.

 

But anyway, one thing I can do is make a quick dinner for school nights.

I mean, most of the time.

And Chicken Spaghetti is a super easy one that we all really like!

Chicken Spaghetti

I love to make the whole process a little quicker by picking up a Rotisserie Chicken at the supermarket.  You could certainly use cubed chicken breast, but I take a short-cut on this one and let the store do the work for me.

Just shred it up. You’ll get about about 4 cups from a Rotisserie Chicken.

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Then mix in almost all the other ingredients…you have Cream of Chicken Soup, Tomato Sauce, Sour Cream, Melted Butter and seasonings.

I have actually been working with Challenge Butter this year and they have amazing new Spreadable Butters that would be fantastic if used in place of the melted butter in this recipe! The fact that it’s already seasoned just adds to the flavor and helps you skip a step when adding your spices!! I am especially partial to the Roasted Garlic and Herb.

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Then you’re going to cook some spaghetti. Break your noodles in half before you cook them..it’ll be nicer in the casserole to have shorter noodles!

Then mix it all up with the chicken…

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Place it in a casserole dish and sprinkle with cheese…

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I love to add breadcrumbs to this on top for a bit of crunch and texture, but you could absolutely omit this step if you want!

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When it’s done baking it will look pretty…

The breadcrumbs will be toasted and it will be hot and bubbly…

East Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

Then serve it up!

Chicken Spaghetti Casserole!

Easy Chicken Spaghetti Casserole
 
serves 6
Ingredients
  • 1 lb broken and cooked to al dente spaghetti
  • 4 cups cooked cubed or shredded chicken (approx) I used 1 Rotisserie Chicken
  • 1 (10.5 oz) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (15 oz ) can tomato sauce
  • ½ cup Challenge Butter , melted
  • 16 oz sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp dried parsley (or 2-3 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley)
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1½ cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • ¾ cup Italian breadcrumbs
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. In a large pot cook spaghetti (broken in half) to al dente, according to package directions.
  3. While pasta is cooking, shred or cube cooked chicken and place in a large bowl.
  4. Mix in Cream of chicken soup, tomato sauce, melted butter, sour cream, parsley, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes and salt and pepper. Stir until chicken is coated and combined.
  5. When pasta is cooked, drain and place pasta in the bowl with the chicken mixture and mix until evely combined.
  6. Place mixture in a 9x13 baking dish. Top with grated cheese.
  7. Combine remaining 2 Tbsp melted butter and breadcrumbs in a bowl. Sprinkle evenly on top of cheese.
  8. Bake for 35-45 minutes until bubbly and breadcrumbs have browned.
  9. Remove from oven, let sit for 10 minutes and serve

 

*I was compensated by Challenge Dairy for this post, but all opinions expressed are my own. This is a recipe that we eat around here regularly!

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Danielle @ Chits and Chats and Chocolate
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Spaghetti is a favourite around here, and from the looks of it, my standard way of making it has been revolutionized!

Stephanie
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Stephanie
August 7, 2014 9:03 am

Thanks for your dinner posts! All of your recipes have been easy and tasty. I look forward to trying this one.

sally @ sallys baking addiction
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August 7, 2014 9:19 am

Love your dinner recipes Shelly and this one certainly won’t disappoint in my house. Looks amazing!

Ashton
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August 7, 2014 9:22 am

My daughter is a spaghetti FIEND and not interested in much else for dinner! So this is a perfect way for us to mix it up :) thanks and pinned!

jersey girl
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August 7, 2014 11:07 am

Also a fellow homework hater. I’d be willing to start the school day an hour earlier if it meant they did their homework before they came home.

This looks good! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas
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August 7, 2014 11:24 am

I’ve never had a spaghetti casserole before and now I HAVE to try this! It looks so good! And LOL about your homework comments. When I have kids I know there will come a day when I won’t be able to help them with their math. I just don’t know what grade that will be hahaha.

Emily @ Life on Food
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August 7, 2014 12:58 pm

I don’t know why I haven’t made spaghetti casserole before. It seems so simple and delicious. I need to get on this. I love that you have sour cream in this recipe.

DessertForTwo
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August 7, 2014 5:45 pm

This is one of those comfort food meals that only my Momma makes for me. I love it :)

Heather @ My Overflowing Cup
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August 7, 2014 6:06 pm

I’m kind of stuck in a rut with the traditional spaghetti. Thanks for the new twist! I’m sure my family will appreciate something different.

Heather @ Shards of Lavender
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August 7, 2014 7:12 pm

Homework sure does stink , doesn’t it? I love the relaxed pace of summer and can’t believe it’s almost over here. Your pasta dish looks so creamy and the perfect dinner for the upcoming school year.

Lori Williamson
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Lori Williamson
August 8, 2014 1:08 pm

Yum, this looks like its right down my ally. My crew will love it! And, I’m thinking for toddlers, a fun shape pasta, thats easy for child type spoons, (and fingers) to pick up .

Amanda
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August 8, 2014 1:13 pm

Definitely making this on our next spaghetti night, sounds wonderful!

JulieD
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August 8, 2014 3:41 pm

Looks soooo good!!!

:)

Laura M
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Laura M
August 8, 2014 10:52 pm

Thank you for the recipe. I am looking forward to trying it. Have you ever tried to freeze this? I am looking for more freezer meals. Thanks

A Young Wife
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August 9, 2014 12:27 pm

I love this recipe for back to school! We eat a lot of pasta because it is easy, but this is a great twist! Can’t wait to try it!

Renee @ Awesome on $20
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August 26, 2014 12:59 am

I don’t have a kid in the house, but I’m regularly too wiped out when I get home from work to be able to make a big dinner. This sounds perfect, especially if the chicken is shredded ahead of time.

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