How to Make Ro*Tel Chicken Spaghetti

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Pasta's mild flavor provides a good starting point for many dishes when paired with meats, cheeses, vegetables, seafood and sauces. RoTel Chicken Spaghetti is a great example of what can be done with a few simple ingredients, while also solving the cook's eternal dilemma of coming up with a new and delicious way to prepare the same old chicken. The RoTel line of products includes the diced tomatoes with green chilies that provide their distinctive Tex-Mex spiciness to this recipe, and the Velveeta brand pasteurized process cheese food provides the dish's creaminess.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 lb. boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • Large skillet
  • 1 lb. spaghetti
  • Large pot
  • 1 lb. Velveeta
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup or cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 can Ro*Tel tomatoes with chilies
  • Large bowl
  • 9-by-13-inch baking dish
  • Spray pan coating
  • Cut boneless chicken breasts into 1/2-inch cubes.

  • Heat oil in large skillet and saute chicken over medium heat until golden and cooked through, or about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.

  • Cook spaghetti in large pot of boiling salted water until al dente, or just tender. Drain well and set aside.

  • Cut Velveeta cheese into small cubes and place in large microwaveable bowl and heat on high until just melted.

  • Stir cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup into the melted cheese and blend thoroughly. Add a little milk if the sauce seems too thick.

  • Drain the Ro*Tel tomatoes, reserving some of the juice, and add them to the cheese sauce mixture. Blend well.

  • Add the drained spaghetti and the sauteed chicken to the cheese sauce in the large bowl and stir until well blended.

  • Pour the mixture into the baking dish that has been sprayed with pan coating, and bake uncovered at 375 F for 30 to 40 minutes or until the top is bubbly and golden.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can easily vary this dish by sauteing onions, green or red bell peppers and mushrooms with the chicken cubes.
  • If you prefer a less spicy dish, substitute plain diced tomatoes for the Ro*Tel tomatoes with chilies. You can also use store-brand pasteurized process cheese food instead of Velveeta.
  • The dish can be prepared entirely on the stove top, eliminating the baking step. Just be sure to keep all of your ingredients hot until the final blending.
  • To save cooking time, substitute the meat from a store-bought rotisserie chicken.

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