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Makeover Garlic Chicken Spaghetti

For Judy Crawford of Deming, New Mexico, the special meal for her family is Garlic Chicken Spaghetti. It's got a very special feel with sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms and white wine.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 package (1 pound) spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 2-3/4 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup white wine or additional reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, place tomatoes in a small bowl; add boiling water. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Drain and chop tomatoes; set aside. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine flour and garlic salt. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.
  • In a large skillet, saute chicken in 2 tablespoons oil until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm. In the same skillet, saute mushrooms and garlic in remaining oil until tender. Add the broth, wine or additional broth, parsley, basil, salt, pepper and pepper flakes. Stir in the reserved tomatoes and chicken; heat through.
  • Drain spaghetti. Add chicken mixture and cheese; toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 398 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 386mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 23g protein.

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  • habenaroman
    Nov 21, 2015

    Excellent. I suggest serving over pasta instead of trying to combine it all. Loved it.

  • mmbreen
    Jun 4, 2013

    No comment left

  • Womer
    Feb 27, 2013

    My family loves this dish. A few changes I made was substituting the dried tomatoes for fresh, because I never have dried on hand, and I skip the white wine and use more chicken broth for the same reason, and I subst. oregano for the basil since no one here likes that herb. This dish is also delicious without the chicken as a meatless meal. Highly recommended.

  • SewinSue
    Jan 6, 2012

    The first meal was just ok but the following day it was awesome!

  • Mrs.Neufeld
    Jan 13, 2011

    I have a gluten intolerance, so I used rice noodles and skipped the flour and garlic salt. I added in cornstarch with the broth to thicken. Even my husband liked it!

  • blessednest
    Jun 1, 2010

    A regular on our menu.

  • kassie1
    Apr 22, 2010

    Very good, will be added to my rotation of recipes. However, I wouldn't consider this a "quick" recipe. It's quick once food prep is finished, but took me about 1.5 hours total from start to end.

  • wabbitworld
    Feb 27, 2010

    The cooked chicken was out of this world when I snuck a piece of it, but I wasn't too impressed by the the whole dish when it was put together with the sauce. Perhaps because I didn't have sun-dried tomatoes, but be forewarned if you are replacing with fresh/canned that the taste is sorely lacking. Still good, still would make it again, just not nearly as good as I thought it would be. I WILL be very inclined to simply cook the chicken the way the recipe suggests, that was REALLY good!

  • mjlouk
    Nov 11, 2009

    No comment left

  • moodytune
    Oct 16, 2009

    The recipe calls for Pasta,you can up the fiber intake with whole-wheat pasta!