First of all, what is chicken spaghetti?
It sounds like a cross between traditional spaghetti and chicken parm, but chicken spaghetti recipes usually involve chicken, broken spaghetti noodles, and a creamy white sauce.
Now, I enjoy watching The Pioneer Woman, AKA Ree Drummond. Her recipes are country comfort food. But, like most chefs, her recipes are not gluten free and they feature a lot more pasta, bread, butter, and cream than my body can handle. I mean...she is feeding a hardworking rancher and teenage boys- they can eat anything! More recently, I believe she lost a few pounds and did come out with some healthier recipes.
So, while I had heard of her chicken spaghetti recipe a few times, I never made it. Until now...
Ummm...Ree....where are the veggies?!? With all the flavors in casseroles, they are perfect for packing in the veggies!
And, I totally get the ease of using creamed soups in casseroles, but by making the cream sauce from scratch it only took 5 minutes and is so much healthier! So while it feels like a huge shortcut, it doesn't really save much time and isn't worth it to me.
Starting out as a blogger, fans quickly became enthralled with her ranch life. From homeschooling and raising 4 children, she only moved into food after she noticed it was a topic her fans were very interested in. After beating Bobby Flay in a Thanksgiving cooking contest, Ree was offered the opportunity to host her own cooking show on The Food Network. Known for her down-home, country ranch style- her food is simple and flavorful. Now, you can even buy her brightly-colored kitchenware at Walmart or take a trip and visit The Mercantile in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.
Chicken spaghetti is a terrific make-ahead meal! Leftovers are so good! Or you can store the casserole for a day or two prior to baking. Once baked, store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days. You can also freeze this casserole for up to 3 months.
With this remake, you can enjoy Ree Drummond's chicken spaghetti with gluten free pasta, a homemade cream sauce, and a lot more veggies!
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