Spaghetti Chicken Recipe | Italian Recipes | PBS Food

Vivian of Haper Woods, Michigan submitted this recipe which was a winner in our Italian recipe contest judged by Mary Ann Esposito of Ciao Italia.


Prep time: 15 Minutes

Cook time: 30 Minutes

Total time: 45 Minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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  • chicken, either 4 breasts or equivalent pieces - adjust cooking time up if chicken has bones
  • seasoned flour: Frankenmuth chicken seasoning
  • meatless spaghetti sauce
  • onion, cut up
  • optional green pepper and garlic depending on spaghetti sauce being used
  • olive oil and butter


  1. Rinse chicken in cold water and shake off water
  2. Dredge chicken in seasoned flour
  3. Brown chicken in cast iron fry pan in butter/olive oil
  4. Remove chicken
  5. Saute onion in same pan (you can also saute green pepper and additional garlic at this point if desired)
  6. Add back in chicken then pour spaghetti sauce over chicken
  7. Cover, simmer until chicken is done cooking (1/2 hour)
  8. Serve atop warm al dente spaghetti
  9. crush basil over the top for appearance
  10. Don't forget the shredded parmesan along side
  11. Serve with fresh side salad and garlic toast
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