- 1 1/2 pounds of noodles (spaghetti or any pasta of your choice)
- 1 small can cream of chicken soup
- 1 small can cream of mushroom soup
- 2 cups of milk
- 1 can of Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies (10 ounces)
- 1 pound of chicken, diced
- 16 ounces of Velveeta cheese, cubed
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Optional: 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder for extra flavor
- Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish (optional)
- Cook the Noodles: Cook the noodles according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
- Prepare the Chicken: In a separate pan, cook the diced chicken over medium heat until it’s no longer pink in the center and slightly browned on the edges. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Prepare the Cheesy Sauce: In a large pot over medium heat, combine the cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, milk, and Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilies. Stir well to combine. Allow the mixture to heat, stirring occasionally, until it’s well blended and slightly bubbly.
- Add the Cheese: Gradually add the cubed Velveeta cheese to the sauce mixture. Stir continuously until the cheese is completely melted and the sauce becomes smooth and creamy. If desired, add garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste. Adjust the seasonings according to your preference.
- Combine Chicken and Noodles: Add the cooked diced chicken to the cheesy sauce. Stir well to combine, ensuring that the chicken is evenly distributed throughout the sauce.
- Add Noodles: Gently fold in the cooked noodles into the cheesy chicken mixture. Stir carefully to coat the noodles evenly with the cheesy sauce.
- Serve: Remove the pot from heat. Spoon the cheesy chicken spaghetti onto plates or into bowls. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley if desired.
- Enjoy: Serve the cheesy chicken spaghetti hot, and enjoy your delicious and comforting dinner! This hearty and flavorful dish is sure to satisfy your taste buds.
Feel free to customize the recipe further by adding vegetables like bell peppers or spinach for extra nutrition and color. Enjoy your cheesy chicken spaghetti dinner! ♥️
1. Can I use a different type of pasta for this recipe? Yes, you can use any type of pasta you prefer. While the recipe calls for spaghetti, you can use penne, fettuccine, or any other pasta shape you like.
2. Can I substitute Velveeta cheese with other cheeses? Yes, you can substitute Velveeta with other melting cheeses like cheddar, Monterey Jack, or a combination of cheeses. Keep in mind that the flavor and consistency of the dish might vary based on the cheese you choose.
3. Can I make this recipe ahead of time? Yes, you can prepare the components of the dish in advance. Cook and store the noodles separately from the cheesy sauce and chicken. When you’re ready to serve, reheat the sauce, mix in the chicken, and combine with freshly cooked noodles.
4. How long does this Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti last in the refrigerator? Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Make sure to cool the dish completely before refrigerating.
5. Can I freeze Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti? While it’s possible to freeze this dish, the texture of the pasta might change upon thawing. If you decide to freeze it, store in a freezer-safe container for up to 2-3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and reheat gently on the stove, adding a bit of milk to restore creaminess if necessary.
6. Is this recipe spicy? The level of spiciness depends on the Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies. If you prefer a milder dish, you can use the mild version of Rotel or omit it altogether. If you like it spicier, you can use the original or hot variety of Rotel.
7. Can I add vegetables to this recipe? Yes, you can add vegetables like bell peppers, mushrooms, or spinach to the dish. Simply sauté the vegetables separately and mix them in with the cheesy chicken sauce before combining with the noodles.
8. Can I make this recipe without using canned soups? Yes, you can make a homemade sauce by combining butter, flour, chicken broth, and milk to create a creamy base instead of using canned soups. This allows for a from-scratch version of the recipe.
Feel free to tailor the recipe to your preferences and dietary needs. Enjoy your Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti! ♥️