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Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti

Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti is a family favorite meal made with grilled or rotisserie chicken in a delicious cheesy sauce. This is a no-bake, skillet recipe that is quick and easy for busy families.

Serve this chicken spaghetti with our Easy Garlic Bread and Skillet Mexican Street Corn for a dinner that will have everyone coming back for more. 

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Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti on a white plate, fork and garlic bread, red napkin in corner


Skillet of chicken spaghetti with text overlay "Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti" "with grilled Chicken"

Ingredients for Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti:

Ingredients for grilled chicken spaghetti

  • Olive Oil
  • Butter
  • Onion
  • Bell Peppers
  • Garlic
  • Cream Cheese
  • Colby Jack Cheese
  • Chicken Base
  • Milk
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Spaghetti
  • Chicken
  • Best Dry Rub

How to Make Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti:

Grilling Chicken Tenders

  • If you are grilling the chicken, drizzle with olive oil and season with the best dry rub or your favorite grilling blend. 
  • Cook over indirect fire for about 5 minutes, turn and continue to cook until chicken reaches 165° internal temperature. Grilled chicken tenders on a wood cutting board
  • Remove from grill and rest 5 minutes before slicing. 
  • Any cooked chicken will work in this recipe and a rotisserie chicken from the deli or leftover smoked whole chicken are great too. 

Colander of cooked and drained spaghetti

  • Bring a pan of water to a boil to cook spaghetti and cook according to package directions.

diced red bell peppers, green bell peppers, onions and garlic on a gray cutting board

  • Dice onions, peppers and garlic.

skillet with cooked diced onions, bell peppers and garlic

  • Add olive oil and butter to a large skillet with onions, bell peppers and garlic. Cook over medium-low heat until vegetables are softened, about 8 – 10 minutes.

making cheese sauce for chicken spaghetti with cream cheese, milk and chicken base

  • Mix in cream cheese, milk, chicken base with salt and pepper until smooth.

Adding shredded cheese to sauce for chicken spaghetti

  • Add shredded cheese.

cheese sauce in a skillet for spaghetti meal

  • Whisk until melted.

Spaghetti mixed into cheese sauce in a skillet

  • Add drained spaghetti and mix well, tongs work well for mixing. 

Diced chicken over skillet of cheesy spaghetti

  • Stir in diced chicken.

Skillet of cheesy chicken spaghetti garnished with parsley

  • Serve immediately.

How to Store and Reheat:

Store leftover spaghetti in a covered dish for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. 

Reheat in a skillet with 1 tablespoon of milk per cup of spaghetti. Mix well, cover and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stir occasionally to heat evenly. 

Skillet of chicken spaghetti, garlic bread off to the side

Chicken spaghetti is often mixed together and baked into a casserole, but I’m loving this skillet version for a quick and easy meal. It’s a great way to use up leftover brown sugar chicken tenders and extra delicious if it’s grilled chicken! 

You might also enjoy this Grilled Chicken Spaghetti with homemade red sauce for a quick and easy dinner.

More Delicious Pasta Dinners to Try:

Overhead view of plate with chicken spaghetti and garlic bread. Glass of tea and red napkin.

Our family loved this creamy and delicious Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti, it’s a great weeknight dinner option to try this week!


Plate of chicken spaghetti and garlic bread with a fork
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Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti

Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti is a tried and true favorite with a rich and creamy cheese sauce, peppers, onions and plenty of garlic. Use grilled chicken or a deli chicken to make this quick and easy dinner.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesy pasta, cheesy spaghetti, chicken pasta, chicken spaghetti, skillet chicken spaghetti
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 760kcal
Author: Milisa


For the chicken

  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup Best Dry Rub or your favorite grill seasonings

For the Spaghetti

  • 1 pound spaghetti cooked according to package directions and drained
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 small red bell pepper diced
  • 1 small green bell pepper diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 8 ounces Colby-Jack cheese shredded
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon chicken base
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • fresh parsley or cilantro for garnish optional


  • To Grill the chicken: drizzle chicken tenders with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle with dry rub on both sides.
  • Cook over 300° indirect fire for five minutes, turn the chicken and continue to cook another 5 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°.
  • Remove from grill and set aside to rest 5 minutes before slicing. Any cooked chicken or deli chicken can be substituted for grilled chicken.
  • In a large skillet add 2 tablespoons each of olive oil and butter. Add diced onions, peppers and garlic. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring often about 8 minutes.
  • Cut cream cheese into chunks and mix into vegetables with milk, chicken base, salt and pepper.
  • Mix in shredded cheese until smooth.
  • Toss spaghetti with cheese mixture and then add in chicken.
  • Garnish with parsley or cilantro if desired and serve immediately.


Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days. Reheat in a skillet with 1 tablespoon of milk per cup of spaghetti. Cook over medium heat, covered, stirring often until heated through, about 5 minutes.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 760kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 1366mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g



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