Recipe | "Spicy Spaghetti with Chicken" Sent in by Dr. Kirsten Corda

Each 1 cup serving has 460 Calories; 38 grams Total Carbohydrates; 20 grams Total Fat, 85 milligrams Cholesterol; and 36 grams Protein.

Serve with salad and bread, this recipe is the basis for many popular Italian restaurant dishes for a fraction of the cost ($1.54 / serving). AgriLife Extension celebrates Family Mealtimes - Better grades, healthier eating habits, closer relationships to parents and siblings, ability to resist negative peer pressure, resilience in the face of life's problems — all these are outcomes of simply sharing dinner on a regular basis.

  • 7 ounces whole wheat spaghetti
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of chili pepper flakes
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1 lb grilled chicken breast, cut into strips

1. Cook spaghetti according to the directions on the package, until it is al dente.
2. Strain spaghetti and place in a large serving dish.
3. Add minced garlic, chili pepper flakes, olive oil, and pepper, and mix together well.
4. Grill chicken breasts, cut into strips, and stir into spaghetti.
5. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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