Spicy Chicken Spaghetti

March 8, 2024 - Country Cooking

Spicy Chicken Spaghetti is super cheesy comfort food. It’s creamy and rich with plenty of kick from a can of Rotel Tomatoes. Get ready to spice up your dinner!

Homemade Chicken Spaghetti

Spicy Chicken Spaghetti makes a delicious weeknight family meal and leftovers reheat nicely. Cheesy noodles, lots of shredded chicken (I use a rotisserie chicken for convenience), and spicy tomatoes. It’s such a winning combination you’ll want it on the menu every week.

There’s plenty of cheese mixed in plus more cheese on top.

How To Make Spicy Chicken Spaghetti

(More detailed instructions in recipe box below.)

Cook the onion in butter until soft.

Add seasoned salt, garlic powder, condensed chicken soup, Rotel tomatoes, Velveeta and milk. Stir until the Velveeta is melted.

Add in 3 cups of chopped cooked chicken. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Transfer to a 9×13-inch baking dish. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes.

Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese and bake 5 minutes uncovered.

Make Ahead

This casserole can be totally assembled up to 24 hours in advance. Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate until ready to bake. Add about 5 minutes onto the baking time.

If that’s not cheesy, spicy comfort food in a bowl, I don’t know what is!

How To Serve

This is a super hearty and filling recipe and it goes best with something light like a garden salad with Creamy Italian Dressing, Southern-Style Green Beans, or Lemon Butter Broccoli. Some yeast rolls or buttermilk cornbread muffins make a great addition.

How To Store

This baked spaghetti recipe can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4 days and reheated in the microwave.

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Watch the short video below to see how to make this recipe.


Spicy Chicken Spaghetti

Get ready to spiced up your dinner with this delicious recipe for Spicy Chicken Spaghetti. Easy to make with rotisserie chicken. It’s cheesy, creamy comfort food. A can of Rotel tomatoes gives it a little kick!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Southern
Keyword pasta, rotisserie chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes minutes
Total Time 40 minutes minutes
Servings 8
Calories 415kcal
Author Christin Mahrlig


1 tablespoon butter1 medium sweet onion, chopped1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1 can condensed cream of chicken soup1 (10-ounce) can Rotel Tomatoes with Green Chilies1 pound pasteurized cheese product, cut into cubes1/3 cup milk3 cups chopped cooked chickenblack pepper to taste12 ounces spaghetti, cooked according to package directions1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Melt butter in a large nonstick pan. Add onion and cook until soft, about 4 to 5 minutes.
Add seasoned salt, garlic powder, chicken soup, tomatoes, pasteurized cheese product, and milk. Cook, stirring constantly until cheese is melted.
Fold in chicken. Season to taste with pepper.
Fold in spaghetti and pour into a greased 9X13-inch casserole dish. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes.
Uncover dish and sprinkle shredded cheese on top. Return to oven and bake uncovered for 5 minutes.


To Make this casserole spicy, use Hot Rotel tomatoes. You can add a pinch or two of cayenne pepper to make it spicier.

If you don’t want it spicy, use mild Rotel tomatoes.

Nutritional info is provided as an estimate only and will vary based on brands of products used. Not to be used for specific dietary needs.


Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 1418mg | Potassium: 528mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1070IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 482mg | Iron: 2mg

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 Originally posted June 24, 2016.

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