I am not a huge spaghetti fan. I don’t know if its the marinara, the pasta, or what but its always a last resort for me. While hunting for healthier meals to try out I stumbled upon a spicy spaghetti recipe. I tried it and didn’t love but I still liked the idea of it. After playing with the recipe a bit and adding my own ingredients, I’ve struck protein gold.
This spicy chicken spaghetti brings a whole new outtake on spaghetti for me. Instead of your tradition meat sauce with pork or beef, I opted for chicken. Chicken gives you all the lean protein with a nice spicy kick. The sauce is key to the spice level you want to incorporate into your pasta. If you want more spice, add more chili powder or maybe throw in some cayenne.
Once your sauce is perfected just dump, serve, and eat. Enjoy!
- 9 oz Barilla Protein Thin Spaghetti
- 1 jar Marinara
- 2 Chicken Breasts diced
- 1/2 cup Chopped Onion(or 1 tbsp onion powder)
- 1 tsp Olive Oil
- 2 tsp Chili Powder
- 1/2 tsp flour
- Put water in the pot and bring to a boil for the pasta.
- While the water is heating up, prep your chicken by cutting into bite sized pieces.
- Throw pasta in the boiling water and cook al dente.
- In a skillet, heat oil then add onions until golden. If you aren’t using actual onions then skip this step.
- Add chicken to the skillet with onions or add your onion powder now and cook through.
- Once the chicken is no longer pink, add the flour, chili powder, and marinara sauce.
- Mix well and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Once the simmer is complete, toss altogether with the pasta and enjoy!
Kay @AntLikeMe says
This looks great and very simple to make. On those days when I need to get something quick on the table, I will definitely give it a try. I will only have to make a fresh salad and some garlic bread. I am not a fan of spaghetti, but my family loves it. Maybe this spicy chicken spaghetti will have me loving spaghetti again. Thanks for the share!
This sounds so delicious. I love it
Olga Zak says
It is looking so yummy. This sounds so delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
I used to cook pasta a lot but in the past years I didn’t so much anymore. I do like a simple pasta recipe, with just a few ingredients. That’s what makes it best, as the flavors are more intense. Your recipe looks delicious!
Angela Ricardo Bethea says
That looks delicious and easy to make too! Maybe I could whip up the spicy one for us adults and a non-spicy one for little kids.
Joan Cajic says
Oh yum another meal idea to add to my menu next week. Looks really delicious.j
What Corinne Did says
Ooooh this looks good! it is making me hungry! i need to try the recipe! how perfect that the weekend is around the corner!
Amber Myers says
This is my kind of dinner! I love my food to be spicy. I’ll be trying this soon!
Cristina Coroiu says
This will be my dinner. I am having a hard time coming up with ideas of what to eat. I love spicy food, i like spaghetti and chicken, so this is my dinner.
Sophie Soph says
OMG your dish looks so delicious! I love spicy food and will keep this recipe near to make it
This looks absolutely delicious! I am always looking for new recipes to try and I’ve never tried chicken with spaghetti before!
Ooh I want that. Looks so perfect and delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe, will try out.
My favorite dish is spaghetti 🍝 I should try it
I cannot wait to try this! I love, love spicy food. One of my favorites is the Buffalo chicken bake. Thanks for sharing!
Wander With Ola says
Wow! I love pasta, chicken is one of my favourites, and this looks really delicious! I gotta try this recipe at home!
Samuel frodo says
I am a huge fan of spaghetti, I’ve eaten spaghetti in countless shades and forms,but this is just super. I’ll try it out. Thank you