Gluten Free Mexican Chicken Spaghetti

Friday, February 21, 2014

This creamy Mexican-inspired chicken spaghetti is a full-on twist on traditional spaghetti!
Mexican Chicken Spaghetti from I love how easy and tasty this looks! Made from things I already have in the cupboard!
Yield 6-8 servings

Mexican Chicken Spaghetti

Creamy and comforting, this Mexican chicken spaghetti is full of the classic flavors of Mexico with the familiarity of everybody's favorite Italian pasta dish. It's the best of both worlds and it makes spaghetti night better than ever! In fact, this is my family's new favorite way to have spaghetti.

An intriguing comination of flavors in an easy tocook spaghetti dish!

We had it twice in a week. Twice in 36 hours, actually. We had it for dinner one night and then I made a whole new batch for lunch the following day. It's that good, y'all. I don't know if it's the creamy soupy base, the sweet tomatoes or the just al dente spaghetti. Maybe it's those rich, Mexican flavors? That amazing taste of coriander/cilantro really kicks this up!

Perfect for lunch and filling enough for dinner!

Listen, this is one of those dishes you've got to make. Serve it for you family on a day when everybody's slightly on edge and in need of something comforting. This spaghetti should work for the UN, because it has the power to dissolve conflict and bring people together. The next time you need a quick dish for a work or church function, whip this up. You'll be everybody's best friend. It's kid-friendly and even elegant enough to be served for a dinner party. Seriously, this spaghetti is like jeans. Dress it up or down and it still looks (and tastes!) great.
A forkful of creamy Mexican Chicken Spaghetti

Did I mention that it's quick? I whipped up the entire dish, start to finish in about 20 minutes. That alone is reason enough to give this recipe a try. Tasty, easy, quick. Win, win, winning. Are you ready to change your life one bowl of spaghetti at a time?

No oils, no margerine, just a healhty, creamy spaghetti dinner!


For the Mexican chicken spaghetti
1/2 tbsp onion powder/granules
1/2 tbsp garlic powder/granules
1 onion, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
1 tbsp ground coriander
1 can gluten free cream of mushroom soup
1 can gluten free cream of chicken soup
2 tbsp butter
160g (about two) chicken breasts, cooked
250g gluten free spaghetti noodles
handful cherry tomatoes, halved
fresh coriander/cilantro
shredded cheese

  • Use cooked chicken from the deli counter and this meal comes together in mere minutes!
  • For al dente spaghetti, I tend to cook it about two minutes less than the packet states, if the packet doesn't have instructions for cooking it al dente.
  • If you really want it to taste Mexicany, ramp up the coriander/cilantro as that's a distinct flavor in many Mexican dishes! 
  • Don't fancy spaghetti? Swap the noodles for any other type of pasta or even rice! 
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Spice up your next fiesta with this creamy Mexican Chicken Spaghetti
Use cooked chicken from the deli counter to make this quick weeknight dinner


Mexican Chicken Spaghetti
  1. Boil spaghetti until al dente (cooked but with a slight bite). Strain and set aside.
  2. Add butter to the pot used to make the spaghetti and saute onion and bell pepper with onion and garlic powders and ground coriander for about 3 minutes or until onions are soft.
  3. Add tomatoes, both cans of soup, cooked chicken and spaghetti. Mix well.
  4. Add cheese, salt, pepper and fresh coriander, all to taste.
  5. Heat through until cheese is melted, stirring.
This creamy Mexican chicken spaghetti is food the whole family will love and is ready in less than 20 minutes

A bowl of creamy Mexican chicken spaghetti ready in under 20 minutes and filling!

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  1. oh, that looks so good. thanks for the great recipe.

  2. This looks delicious!! Pinning now and can't wait to try it! I think I have lots of these ingredients in my fridge right now, yey!

    Hannah ♫

  3. My kids are forever asking for spaghetti, Im wondering if my kids would eat this because it looks amazing!

  4. Comfort food at it's finest! That looks delish. Just came across your blog today and I am so glad that I did- I love it. Great stuff and I will be back for more ;)

  5. Thank you so much for coming over and commenting on my banana blondie post. This looks like a very tasty dish. Love the look of your blog it's so lively and fun. GG

  6. Fantastic!! So Creative! Love refreshing New Pasta Dishes!! I'll be trying this soon at my house!

  7. Seriously, I think you need to come cook for me! :) Pinned and shared again!!

    Thanks again for joining the Link Up this week!

  8. oh this sounds yummy a new way for me to make pasta thanks for sharing
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  9. Looks delicious, new dish for me. I love pasta and mexican food. Come share it at Treasure Box Tuesday
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  10. Love the Tex Mex twist you've put on one of my favourite comfort foods. Again, Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  11. this looks great, I saw you on the polkadotonparade link up! I love anything Mexican

  12. Great pics! Yum...It looks delicious. I thought I had prepared spaghetti every way possible but you've proved me wrong. Thanks for sharing at the Party On The Porch. Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

  13. I love how you have fused Mexican and pasta together. It's so awesome! I'm very fond of a good creamy sauce over pasta as well. As a matter of fact I have all the ingredients at the house at this time... especially chicken because I caught some at the market on sale! we always have cilantro hanging around because of my herb garden. I think I might actually make this tomorrow!

  14. Love these flavor combinations Anyonita! Can never go wrong with Mexican, chicken or spaghetti at my house.

  15. I can't wait to try this Mexican Spaghetti!! I pinned it... my family is going to LOVE it!

  16. G'day! Interesting combination Anyonita for spaghetti! One I would like to try today!
    Cheers! Joanne @ What's On The List

  17. We ADORE chicken spaghetti! I can't wait to try your Mexican version!


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