Grandma's Chicken Skettie (Spaghetti)

"Such an easy, economical and nothing fancy schmancy or new type of recipe. An absolute favorite of my toddler granddaughters...and Grandpa too!"
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  • 8 ounces pasta (any kind, macaroni, rotini, spaghetti broken into thirds, etc)
  • 6 ounces cooked chicken breasts (chopped or shredded)
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 14 cup diced onion
  • 1 stalk celery, finely diced
  • 1 small garlic clove, finely diced
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of chicken soup (or cream of celery, onion or mushroom..they all are good)
  • 12 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 (15 ounce) can peas
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • salt and pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cook pasta 2 minutes short of package directions and drain.
  • In large saute pan, heat oil over med/high heat and add celery and onion. Cook until softened, then add diced garlic and cook for 1 minute more.
  • Add diced/shredded chicken, cream of chicken soup and peas. Stir to combine. Add the heavy cream, sour cream and 1 and 1/2 cups of the shredded cheddar cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir and heat through until starting to bubble and cheese is melted.
  • Add the cooked pasta to the pan and stir until all of the ingredients are combined.
  • Spread mixture into a 2 qt casserole dish that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup (or more which I always do) on top.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes or until heated through.

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  1. I really enjoyed this! I've had this saved forever and kept forgetting to try it when I had the veggies for it. I'm glad I remembered this time. I doubled the recipe, using 2 medium chicken breasts sauteed in olive oil. After removing them from the pan I sauteed the celery, onion, and garlic in the drippings, adding oil as needed. I think this would be equally delicious with diced smoked ham or turkey, or even adding crumbled bacon. Thanks for the recipe!


Besides being a mother of 3, grandmother of 2 (but hope for more one day), I'm a registered nurse who works in intensive care. There is nothing more relaxing for me than to get home from a 12-hour shift and spend hours cooking something. I also love to search for recipes online...which I think makes me a total foodie nerd.
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