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Recipe for Chicken Spaghetti

Yesterday I promised my favorite recipe for chicken spaghetti (the casserole kind, not the blog kind), but I have to talk a little books first. 

I think Linda Sue Park's picture book Bee-bim Bop (reviewed here) would be a wonderful read-aloud for a group. Have any of you librarians or teachers tried it? The kids would love chiming in on the "bee-bim bop!" refrain. The book contains a recipe for the popular Korean rice-and-vegetable dish of the title, so someday I will have to figure out how to work a chicken spaghetti recipe into a children's book of my own. I'll keep you posted. Children (except mine) love chicken spaghetti, and adults tend to eat three helpings.

This is Mrs. Seymour (Puddin') Birdsong's recipe from a Southern City Symphony League cookbook, but that Southern City Symphony refuses to return my calls and requests to reprint the recipe, so I have paraphrased and, yes, made up Mrs. Birdsong's name, above.

Chicken Spaghetti
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium bell pepper, chopped
3 tablespoons butter
1 chicken, cooked, deboned, and diced (grocery store deli chickens work great)
1 can (10 3/4-oz.) cream of mushroom soup
1 can (10 3/4-oz.) cream of celery soup
1 jar (2 oz.) pimiento, drained
1 jar (2 1/2-oz.) sliced mushrooms, drained (I saute fresh ones)
1/2 can (6 oz.) black pitted olives, drained and chopped
1 package (16 oz.) long spaghetti, cooked
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese

Preheat the oven to 375. Saute onion and bell pepper in butter. Then pour in the  soups, pimientos, mushrooms, chicken, olives, and spaghetti. Season with the seasonings. Put the whole gloppy thing  melange into a large casserole dish. Top with cheddar cheese. Bake at 375 for 45 minutes, or until cheese is nice and melted.

Book people, thank you for your indulgence. For some time, I have needed to make amends with the Googlers and Yahooers who come here for dinner ideas and leave crying because a blog with a casserole name had no recipes.


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hoorah for typepad for leading me to your blog! I have enjoyed my visit!

Thanks for stopping by!

I always thought you meant Chicken Cacciatore!

Now, that's a good one, too!

Thank you for this Wonderful website. Wow!

Carla, thank you for visiting Chicken Spaghetti!

I actually clicked over here because I thought the name of the blog--Chicken Spaghetti--was taken from a children's book I read years and years ago (when I was a child, actually). I remember that the story was about a girl who wanted chicken spaghetti and "striped ice cream" for her birthday (by which she meant Neapolitan). She got a new dress, too (which was a big deal) with pink, brown and white stripes like her favorite ice cream. The book may have been titled chicken spaghetti, and I don't remember the author, but I read the story more than once and liked it very much 'way back then.

Thanks for telling me about the book. I'd not hear of it before, and it sounds like something I'd like! I actually named the blog after the casserole, which is still very popular down South.

Thinking about this made me go looking for the book--it's "Striped Ice Cream" by Joan Lexau, and the Amazon review mentions the chicken spaghetti. :-) Funny what you remember from nearly 30 years ago!


Thanx So much for this Recipe.. I made it for Christmas and I am making it again this weekend for My family Reunion.. My Family is a Stickler for certain Foods but This is a new Traditional Knockout for us!!!

You're so welcome. It's one of my all-time favorites. I tend to heap on the cheese.

hi, im sorry to post this here, but i would like to subscribe to this blog and contact you via email.. how do i do this?

Hi! No problem about posting here at all. My email is c_spaghettiATyahooDOTcom (just replace the AT and the DOT with the real things). For information on subscribing to the blog's feed, scroll down the column on the right-hand side to the end.

Thanks for your interest.

There is nothing like a good Chicken Recipe, Chicken is quite simply the best food in the world because of it's versatility. You can make thousands of chicken recipes and every one of them will be different and taste great. ENJOY!!

Woohoo! Brilliant! I've found the chicken spaghetti recipe I've been looking for.

I'm going to give this one a go tonight if I can find the soup(s). Cream of celery isn't exactly a Parisian staple :P

Maybe they'll have it at the American store. I'll let you know how it goes.

first time visitor. loved the chicken spaghetti recipe

Thanks for stopping by, John. I named my blog (about kids' books) after my all-time favorite casserole! It was incomplete without a recipe.

Chicken spaghetti is delicious

I can't wait to try this recipe! I have never heard of chicken spaghetti before. I'm so glad I found you!!

Thanks for visiting, Emily. I think this dish could also go by Chicken Tetrazzini. At any rate, it's a favorite. I haven't made it in a while myself.

Chicken Spaghetti sounds way cooler than Chicken Tetrazzini! More kid-friendly. And tetrazzini would be a really silly blog name...
have enjoyed the bits I've read so far. Great stuff!

My daughter likes both chicken and Spaghetti so i cant wait to try this one out thanks so much for sharing.

Chicken and spaghetti, terrific combination, good for all :D
As the recipe listed above, I just want to make it by myself and enjoy!
Thank you for sharing.

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