Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins
Delicious! A good company dish. Everyone always seems to enjoy this dish and I usually get asked for the recipe.
- 1⁄2 cup bell pepper
- 1⁄2 cup oleo or 1⁄2 cup olive oil
- 1 medium onion
- 2 (12 ounce) cans chicken broth
- 1 (12 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
- 1 (12 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
- 3 cups diced cooked chicken
- 1 (16 ounce) can Rotel Tomatoes
- 1 lb thin spaghetti
- 1⁄2 lb Velveeta cheese
- salt and pepper
- 1 (12 ounce) can mushrooms
- 1 (12 ounce) canblack pitted olives
- In a large skillet or cooking pot, saute bell pepper and onion in oleo (or olive oil if you prefer).
- Add 1 can of chicken broth and chicken. Simmer until tender. Cut chicken into bite-size pieces as it's cooking. Use 3 cups of chicken. (I've used packaged chicken tenderloins, as well as pre-cooked chicken from the deli. Whatever is convenient. It's all good.).
- Add all soups and Ro-tel tomatoes. Stir well. Simmer for about 15 minutes until chicken is done.
- Cook the spaghetti in boiling water or chicken broth until just slightly cooked "al dente" - you don't want to over-cook it because it will be cooking more in the oven. Drain, rinse, and set aside until you are ready to mix with chicken/sauce ingredients in baking dish for the oven.
- In a large baking dish or oven-proof pot, place the cooked and cut up chicken, cooked spaghetti, salt and pepper, cheese, and soup mixture.
- Depending on how creamy you like this dish, you may want to add extra chicken broth before you bake. (I always do).
- Stir very well to mix all ingredients evenly. I usually stir once after about 15 minutes in the oven - after the cheese has had time to melt. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.
- You can add canned or fresh mushrooms if you like.
- Also, for a nice touch - (looks pretty for guests) you can add one can of black olives, sprinkled over the top of the casserole. (optional).(I slice them to make them go further).
- Please note that if you want to cut the fat from your diet, this tastes equally good with fat-free soups and the "lite" velveeta. You can also leave out the olive oil or oleo and spray the pan with pam and add extra fat-free chicken broth.
- A good company dish. Everyone always seems to enjoy this dish and I usually get asked for the recipe. Also, children seem to especially like this dish.