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 – medium boneless chicken breast
- 3/4- cup Milk
- 3 tablespoons lite sour cream
- 1 10.5 can Hunts stewed tomatoes (partially drained)
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 2 teaspoons garlic pepper
- ½ cup mild cheddar cheese
- ½ cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
- ½ cup Parmesan cheese
- 1 package thin spaghetti
- 1 stick margarine
- 3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- ¼ cup chopped onion (optional)
Pre-heat Oven to 350 Degrees
Spray large skillet
- Place boneless chicken breast in oven, season with garlic pepper, salt & pepper, along with half stick of butter, this will make that garlic butter taste)
- Bake at 350 for approx. 30 minutes or until chicken isn’t pink in middle
In Medium Saucepan:
- Fill with Water, salt/pepper, 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil,
- Bring to Boil – Add in spaghetti and stir
- Boil until tender
- Drain, and stir in the additional 2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, mixing through spaghetti
Transfer to Crock Pot (for bests results of not over baking)
- Shred chicken with fork
- Add cooked spaghetti, 3/4 cup milk, 1 can of Hunts stewed tomatoes (partially drain), red pepper flakes, garlic pepper, the other ½ stick of butter
- Let simmer on low for about 30-minutes
- Top with cheeses, let simmer in Crock Pot on low until cheese is melted. Add more milk if desired for creamy texture
- Top with the ½ cup of baby spinach, stir in, let simmer for an additional 30 minutes on low setting