Chicken Spaghetti with Rotel

about the recipe

Chicken Spaghetti with Rotel is a delicious, no-fuss weeknight meal. This family-friendly dish comes together quicker than you could order out and is loved by kids and adults alike. It's perfect for those busy nights when you crave comfort food but don’t have hours to spend in the kitchen.


– 16 ounces spaghetti noodles – 1 pound chicken breast cut into cubes – 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning – 1 teaspoon sea salt – 2 tablespoons butter – 2 tablespoons all purpose-flour – 2 ½ cups whole milk – 10 ounces rotel tomatoes – 8 ounces American cheese diced – 8 ounces Cheddar cheese shredded, divided – 8 ounces cream cheese diced

– Preheat the oven to 350°F. – Cook the spaghetti in salted water according to package instructions. Drain, reserving a cup of pasta water.

– Sprinkle the chicken breast with the Italian seasoning and salt – Melt the butter in a large oven safe skillet over medium high heat.  Add the cubed chicken pieces, and saute for 5 to 6 minutes, until it starts to brown.

– Sprinkle the chicken with flour, and cook for another minute.  Stir in the milk and rotel. – Turn the heat to medium, and bring the sauce to a simmer. Add the American cheese, half of the cheddar, and cream cheese.

– Reduce the heat to medium low. Stir until the cheese is melted.  Add the reserved pasta water as needed to adjust the sauce consistency.

– Stir the pasta into the sauce and top with the cheddar cheese.

– Bake for 20 minutes.