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Spaghetti With Chicken

Spaghetti With Chicken

Spaghetti With Chicken

Other things you can add to your sauce are a bay leaf, some crushed red pepper flakes or right before serving, some fresh basil. Serve over spaghetti or your favorite pasta. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Makes: 3-4 servings

Spaghetti With Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (3/4 to 1 pound total)
  • 28-ounce can whole peeled plum tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt + pepper to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Cut each chicken breast into 3 pieces for a total of six.
  2. Puree tomatoes (with their juice) in a food processor or blender until smooth.
  3. In a saucepan over med-high heat, saute onion and garlic for 1 minute.
  4. Add chicken, sprinkle with salt & pepper, cook & stir for 1 minute.
  5. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 50 minutes.
  6. Remove lid, increase heat a little, and cook 10 minutes more until sauce thickens.

36 Comments on "Spaghetti With Chicken"

  1. Frank

    We don’t use sugar either. If you want sweetness, try shaved carrot strips. Home made pasta is not as hard to make as it seems. No machine. Roll the dough as thin as you can, flour, rollup jellyroll style, cut narrow strips, unroll, dry a bit and you are in.

  2. Clare

    Thanks Jenny, this recipe looks great! What a nice surprise to see you in my inbox again. Take care 🙂

  3. Judith

    Thanks for the recipe, good to hear from you again.

  4. Wonnie

    Can’t WAIT to try your no- knead bread and rolls.! Don’t have a Dutch Oven…would placing a pan of hot water on rack below bread while it is baking work or spritzing the back of the oven surface at several intervals ?LOVE your videos and the fact you leave nothing to guess work. It’s SO helpful knowing what the dough should look like at various stages…thank you, thank you, thank you!!
    Can’t wait for your next recipe.

  5. JR

    Jenny,
    So glad you’re back and giving us a new recipe. You have so many followers that love you and your recipes (including us). Hope all is well and you’re looking for more Fall/Winter recipes to surprise us with. We’ve missed you recently.

    We’ll try this chicken recipe soon. We are always looking for chicken recipes, as it seems that’s all we eat any more.

  6. mickey aka Michele

    DEAR JENNY, PLEASE DO NOT GET OFFENDED BUT, ITALIANS DO NOT USE SUGAR. TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT WITHOUT THE SUGAR. THE TOMATOES GET BLOCKED OUT BY THE TASTE OF SUGAR. IT OVER-RIDES THE TRUE TASTE OF ANY GRAVY OR SAUCE.
    ASK ME: YOU CAN ALWAYS CALL BECAUSE I HAVE LUPUS, AND I SLEEP IN BETWEEN (phone number redacted) MY HANDS ARE SWOLLEN. I MADE FROM SCRATCH EVERYTHING EXCEPT THE PASTA, I AM TOO SICK TO MAKE MY PASTA.—WE USE TO LAY IT ON A BLEACHED WHITE SHEET WITH FLOUR AND WAIT FOR THEM TO DRY. THAT IS THE REAL WAY.
    (phone number redacted) I CAN NOT TYPE ANYMORE!!!!!
    ALWAYS
    MICKEY AKA MICHEL

    • Italiana

      Thanks for sharing all that’s going on with you. I too have physical
      Issues to deal with. keep trying to push forward as you can. You’re
      100% correct about the sugar! Love Jenny’s recipes too. Always winner
      recipes that I’m very willing to Cook for guests first time…my husband
      has confidence when using Jenny’s recipes.

  7. Karen B

    I love your recipes. They always work. Just finished making your bread sticks and they were great. I tell everyone how your recipes always work. I make your wheat bread all the time. I can’t wait to try the sauce with the chicken. I have been cooking for 45 years but I always learn something from you. First, it does not need to be complicated to be good. Secondly, always have a pretty smile on your face like you do. You make me happy watching your videos. Please tell me you have a blooper videos.

  8. Trackmom G

    Welcome back to my Inbox Jenny. Great to see you posting another new recipe! Looking forward to more fun ideas from you. Take care and thanks for the yums!

  9. Patty

    Looks yummy! Thank you Jenny. Hope you are doing well. 💕

  10. Kate

    So glad to find you in the Inbox, Jenny. The recipe looks good, and we already have all the ingredients in the house! Will be making this over the weekend.

  11. Olga

    Glad to see your back❤️🍰🍮

    • Olga

      Please keep the videos coming. How about cheese bread?

  12. Diana

    I also am glad you are back!😊
    Love the simple but delicious recipes you have. I also Love, Love the video’s!
    Welcome back, waiting for more.

  13. Laurel

    When do you add sugar and Italian seasoning?

  14. Cat

    Aw, I’m so excited to see you’re back! I hope there will be new YouTube videos to follow. Fingers crossed. I love your recipes and am grateful no matter where you share them. Always wishing you and yours love, healing and happiness.
    💟

  15. Lucy

    Always love your recipes and your videos. You make them look easy and doable. Thanks. Lucy

  16. Jayne

    Love your video’s and recipes Jenny. Made several and love every one. My favorites off hand are Easy Pan Pizza & Easy Granola !! Keep your recipes and videos coming !!

  17. Louise

    You make cooking so easy ,your the only cook that makes me feel like l truly create a great meal .Your such a joy to watch.Look forward to more great recipe’s Thank you.

  18. Marsha

    Jenny your recipes are so easy and yummy! Thank you for the wonderful videos I make your bread buns all the time looking forward to more videos in the future You are a blast of funny and you make me laugh every time I watch you Marsha

  19. Jim

    Jenny I am 69 year old single man trying to learn to cook. You could do something different than other “cooks” on You Tube. Make your recipes in smaller portions for single people. Some would say just divide it, well it doesn’t always work that way. It would also make you more unique. Respectfully, Jim.

    • Harry

      Good idea! As a person similarly disposed, I also am frustrated by the absence of recipes for the single eater. As you say, dividing a recipe rarely works–we need recipes calculated for the single, individual cook.

      • Donna

        I’m single but would never think of making a single portion. Whenever you cook, make enough for several meals and freeze what you won’t eat within a couple of days. My freezer is full of homemade soups, pasta dishes, breads, etc. That way I don’t have to cook a full meal every day. Also you can invite friends or family over for a meal or deliver a meal to a sick friend or someone in need. If you want a single serving, make a sandwich or a salad. All Jenny’s recipes are fabulous and I’ve tried many. Several are my “go to” favorites.

        • Ron

          Good for you. Leftovers make great frozen tv dinners.

  20. Carolyn

    Thank you, Jenny, for what you do! I love to watch you! It’s really refreshing! You are such a hoot, and your cooking is really fun! It’s really a break in the tough times lately to get to watch you! You’re really precious! Thank you!

  21. MrsNews

    This looks soooo yummy.
    You have been on my mind so much lately.
    How are you doing with the loss of your sister?? I know it has to be hard.
    I hope you are well. I miss you

    K

    • Connie

      This is to MrsNews. I’m sure you didn’t mean to be hurtful or thoughtless, but may I suggest not mentioning things that may sadden or frustrate? I’m sure you appreciate Jenny, but your written words may be perceived a bit differently than you intended. I’m not trying to offend or irritate you, please understand that is not my intention, just a suggestion. 💟

      • Love only

        Connie I am sure you mean well. Perception is reality. But each person’s perception is different.
        As to referring to Jenny’s personal loss. I know from experience that when you lose someone you need and most often want to hear people talk about them.
        It is real. Cannot pretend.

        As for the other, I saw only good intentions in Mrs. News comments.

        All good. Just saying. Best of everything to Jenny and her fans.

      • Jenny

        Mrs. News is a friend and I know she meant well but thank you for considering my feelings. I am fine with her note.

        • Connie

          Thank you for your’s and Love Only’s thoughtful input. I apologize for my poor interpretation. 💟

        • Connie

          Thank you for your’s and Love Only’s thoughtful input. I apologize for my poor interpretation. 💟.

        • MrsNews

          Sorry if I came off wrong, you have been on my mind so much. I don’t have a way to get a hold of you anymore. I do want you know I care and I am thinking about you.
          Maybe my perception was wrong and I am sorry if it irked others. You know me and I know you know my heart.

          I still LOVE chicken and tomato sauce so I know I would love this recipe. But I would love it more if we were sharing it at the same table.
          Hugs my Jenny Girl!!!

      • MrsNews

        Sorry if it came off heartless I certainly didn’t mean to at all

  22. Rosemarie

    Sooooo happy your back!

  23. Francine

    So glad you’re back! Please make more YouTube videos. I make your bread all the time. I want to try your perogis next.

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