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Video:How to Make Rotel Chicken Spaghetti

with Stacy Osei-Kuffour

Want to learn how to make rotel chicken spaghetti at home? Here, see step-by-step instructions for making this delicious dish.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make Rotel Chicken Spaghetti

Looking for a meal that will stick to your ribs and not break the bank? Hi, Stacy Osei-Kuffour here for About.com, and today we’re going to look at a scrumptious recipe for Rotel Chicken Spaghetti.

Information About Rotel Chicken Spaghetti

Rotel Chicken Spaghetti is a great chicken recipe that is perfect for when you have to feed a family of four and don’t want to spend the money on going out. This recipe saves money and time and makes plenty of leftovers, so let’s give it a try.

Ingredients for Rotel Chicken Spaghetti

For this recipe, you’re going to need:

  • 4 thinly sliced chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
  • 1 package vermicelli spaghetti (7 to 8 oz)
  • 2 large bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cans Rotel tomatoes, diced with green chilis added (approximately 10 oz each)
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pound cheddar cheese, grated

Instructions for Making Rotel Chicken Spaghetti

Let’s start by cooking and seasoning the chicken. If you’re crunched for time, my advice is to use boneless, skinless chicken breast. So, in a twelve inch skillet, cook the chicken over medium heat until golden brown. Now, transfer the breasts to a cutting board and cube it. Set it aside. Save the broth to a pot and set it aside for now as well.

More Instructions for Rotel Chicken Spaghetti

Next, take the pot of boiling water and cook your vermicelli in it according to the directions on the package. Once it’s done, drain it but don’t rinse off the broth. This is where the flavor is. In a large heavy pan, saute the peppers, onions, celery, and mushrooms in butter. Add in your can of diced Rotel tomatoes -- but don’t drain them -- and mix thoroughly over medium heat for about 15 minutes to let the flavors stew.

Additional Instructions for Rotel Chicken Spaghetti

Now it’s time to add in the vermicelli. Put the pasta in the mixture and top evenly with the tomato broth. Stir in your chopped and cubed chicken pieces and top it all off with the grated cheddar cheese. Let this simmer for twenty minutes, or until the cheese is melted, and it’s ready to serve.

Rotel chicken spaghetti is a great “grown-up" mac and cheese recipe that easily serves four and goes great with cornbread or a green salad. We hope these tips have helped you make a delectable Rotel chicken spaghetti dinner for your friends and family.

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