This Zesty Cheesy Chicken and Spaghetti has just a few ingredients but when they come together, they make for a brilliant meal that features crispy cheese and chicken on a bed of spaghetti covered in a sauce with a kick.
I mean…ccccchhhhheeeesssseeee. The gooey, melty goodness that only gets better when it’s cooked in a cast iron pan. The bits that get just a little overcooked and then the bits that are melted perfectly.
I mean look at that crispy chicken with the melty cheese! I’m not ashamed to say that when I make this chicken recipe, I grab a big forkful of all the goodness and take a big bite before serving.
Then to top it all off, this recipe comes together after you place the chicken on top of spaghetti noodles and a zesty sauce. EASY COMFORT FOOD – that’s what this is all about.
What beer pairs well with a cheesy chicken and spaghetti dinner?
The beer: 312 from Goose Island.
Light wheat beer pairs well with nearly every dish. Plus, it’s a great way to chase down the spiciness in the sauce.
What movie should you watch while eating chicken on top of spaghetti?
We’re starting the first of MANY times we’ll watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. It’s a family favorite for sure.
What is your family’s favorite Christmas movie?
How to make Zesty Cheesy Chicken and Spaghetti:
First, cook the spaghetti according to package directions.
Next, cut the chicken breasts into strips.
On a plate add the flour then HALF the packet of Zesty Italian Salad Dressing Mix to the flour, combine it using a fork.
Dredge the chicken into the flour mixture. Add to a heated cast iron pan that has 2 Tbs olive oil over medium/high heat.
Fry the chicken on each side for 5-6 minutes. Check the chicken to make sure that it has cooked through, turn off the heat and cover with the cheese.
Once the spaghetti it cooked, remove and drain the water. Add the noodles back into the pan.
Add the rest of the Italian Mix to the pan. Then finally add the spaghetti sauce and stir to combine.
Cook up some garlic bread, plate up the spaghetti and chicken and here you are……
From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!
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