20-Minute Spaghetti With Chicken Meat Sauce

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A perfectly healthy take on the Italian classic, prepared in 20 minutes or less
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Spaghetti is a classic for a reason — everyone loves it, and it can be super healthy! This recipe uses ground chicken to incorporate more lean meats and adds vegetables for even more nutritional value.

4
Servings
469
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • One 8-ounce box regular or whole wheat spaghetti noodles
  • One 32-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large red onion, diced
  • 1 large zucchini, chopped
  • 1 Pound ground chicken
  • Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Teaspoon whole fennel seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon dried basil
  • Fresh basil for garnish
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: Parmesan cheese

Directions

Begin making your pasta. Prepare pasta according to package instructions. Set aside.

While the pasta is cooking, add olive oil and garlic to a large pan or Dutch oven. Sauté the garlic over medium-high heat for 1 minute or until fragrant.

Add the diced onion and zucchini. Sauté the vegetables until the onion is translucent, then add the ground chicken. Break apart the chicken continuously and sauté until chicken is cooked through. You can tell the chicken is cooked when it is no longer pink and it has broken down into small pieces. (Make sure there are no large pieces left, as the middle of these may still be undercooked.)

Sprinkle seasonings over the pan and add the entire can of diced tomatoes, with the juices. Bring to a boil and allow the pot to simmer until you are ready to serve.

Once the pasta and sauce are done, serve pasta onto plate and spoon the meat sauce over the noodles. Garnish with more salt and pepper, fresh basil, and Parmesan, if desired.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
22%
Sugar
9g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
17%
Cholesterol
98mg
33%
Protein
32g
64%
Carbs
60g
20%
Vitamin A
60µg
7%
Vitamin B12
0.6µg
10.6%
Vitamin B6
1mg
60%
Vitamin C
47mg
78%
Vitamin E
3mg
13%
Vitamin K
34µg
43%
Calcium
179mg
18%
Fiber
7g
29%
Folate (food)
84µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
84µg
21%
Iron
6mg
33%
Magnesium
159mg
40%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
11mg
57%
Phosphorus
440mg
63%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
1484mg
42%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.6mg
34.5%
Sodium
1221mg
51%
Thiamin (B1)
2mg
100%
Zinc
4mg
25%