Creamy Spaghetti and Chicken Recipe

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Creamy Spaghetti and Chicken Recipe

I love a good pasta dish – especially one that involves heavy cream.

I seriously think most of life’s problems can be solved by heavy cream.Β  My dad and I came up with this recipe – he decided we would use leeks – I personally have never worked with leeks before and I was shocked how amazing it tasted. Leeks taste a bit like onions ( we sauteed them in olive oil ).

We really hope you enjoy this recipe

Creamy Spaghetti and Chicken Recipe

I decided to use gluten – free pasta from Barilla ( seriously if you have not tasted it you totally should) it is the BEST gluten – free pasta I have ever had ( my mom could not tell the difference) PLUS it is MUCH cheaper than the other gluten – free pasta you find in the store

I also used a roasted chicken from the store ( makes life a lot easier)

You should have most of the other ingredients on hand already πŸ™‚ The whole dish for 4 hungry people is right at $10 !!!

This dish is also gluten – free πŸ™‚ Woot Woot

Creamy Spaghetti and Chicken Recipe

The lemon zest pairs so well with the cream. I did finish off the dish with some Parmesan cheese ( perfection)

Creamy Spaghetti and Chicken Recipe

I really hope that you make this dish and BIG thank you to my dad helping me make it πŸ™‚

Love You Guys!

Creamy Spaghetti and Chicken Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 12 oz of spaghetti
  • 2 Tablespoons of Butter
  • ⅓ Cup of Thinly Sliced Leeks
  • ¼ tsp of pepper
  • ¼ tsp of salt
  • 1½ Cup of Heavy Cream
  • ¼ Cup of Lemon Zest
  • 2½ Cups of Chicken ( cooked) Shredded
  • Parmesan Cheese

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to the box - drain and place back in pot
  2. While pasta is cooking heat butter in a medium size skillet ( over medium heat) add leeks cook for 3 minutes ( keep those leeks moving) add salt and pepper.
  3. Add cream and 1 tablespoon of lemon zest - mix and heat for 5 minutes
  4. Add chicken and stir
  5. Add pasta to the chicken mixture and stir ( I mixed them together in the stockpot where I cooked the pasta)
  6. Garnish with the rest of the lemon zest and Parmesan cheese

Disclaimer – Barilla sent meΒ  gluten – free pasta to use in recipes BUT all the thoughts are my own