I love #casseroles - Don't you?
I love the mix of all good 'ole southern comfort foods. Spaghetti's, Casseroles, and Soups, are just some of the favorite types of dishes that contain a mixture of foods and veggies together. YUM!
I didn't realize that I knew so many people who don't like their foods to touch or mix together. Boy are they missing out! I can't imagine not liking casseroles. I bet if they would just get past their OCD phobia just a little, they probably would love them as well.
I threw this dish together. I normally do put the chicken in the crock pot to cook on low before I throw in the other items. However, I forgot. I think I like it better this way. It doesn't take so long to do. It blended well and was just as delicious!
I am calling this Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti with Spinach and Tomato. Don't throw in the baby spinach until right before you get ready to serve. No more than 5-10 minutes at most! The spinach will be fresh and not wilted.
Here is the details on this delicious casserole:
Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti with Baby Spinach & Tomato
3 - Tyson – Boneless Chicken Breast
3/4- Cup Milk
3 – Tablespoons Lite Sour Cream
1 – Can Hunts Stewed Tomatoes (partial drained)
1 – Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
3 – Teaspoons Lowry's Garlic Pepper
1/2 – Cup Mild Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/2 - Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
½3/4 – Cup Baby Spinach Fresh
Salt/Pepper to Taste
1 Pkg of Thin Spaghetti
1 Stick Margarine
3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Pre-heat Oven to 350 Degrees
Spray Pan – Place Boneless Chicken Breast in oven – salt/papper and sprinkle 2-3 dashes of the Lowry’s garlic pepper on chicken - Cut the stick of Margarine in half and place on top of chicken - (this will make that garlic butter taste) Bake at 350 for approx. 30 minutes or until chicken isn’t pink in middle
In Sauce Pan:
Fill with Water, salt/pepper, 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Bring to Boil – Add in Spaghetti and Stir --- Bowl until tender -- Drain – and stir in the other 2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Transfer to Crock Pot
Shred Chicken with fork -Add Cooked Spaghetti, ¾ 3/4 cup Milk, 1 can of Hunts Stewed Tomatoes (partially drain), red pepper flakes, Lowry’s Garlic Pepper, the other ½ stick of butter and let simmer on low for about 30-minutes, Add in your cheeses and stir together (add more milk to make creamy if desired)
Let simmer on low until cheese is melted. Top with the ½ 1/2 cup of Baby Spinach, stir in and serve.
NOTE: -- You can do the later part in oven if desired. I think the Crock pot makes it more tender.