Chicken Spaghetti with Garlicky Tomato Sauce

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Chicken Spaghetti with Garlicky Tomato Sauce
Chicken Spaghetti with Garlicky Tomato Sauce

Will Budiaman

Chicken Spaghetti with Garlicky Tomato Sauce

If it's garlicky flavor you're looking for, then this is the pasta dish for you. Or, if you just want to chase people around breathing "gaaah-lic..." on them, that's fine, too. There's nothing to get in the way of the intense flavor here; only a few ingredients that help it stand out. So if you're short on ingredients and want an easy, flavorful pasta dish, then I think this is worth a try.

It is a bit time-consuming, admittedly, but sometimes intense flavors take time to develop. For a healthier dish, feel free to substitute olive oil for the butter.

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Ready in
1 h, 30 m
6
Servings
382
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 butter
  • 1 1/2 chicken drumsticks
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 spaghetti
  • 2 heads garlic, cloves thinly sliced
  • One 28-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes with basil
  • 2 chopped flat-leaf parsley, for garnish

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Melt the butter in a 10-inch ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Season the chicken all over with salt and pepper, to taste. Add the chicken to the pan and brown lightly on all sides, about 10 minutes. Transfer to the oven and bake for 20 minutes.

Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and add the pasta. Cook according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1 cup pasta water, and set aside.

Remove the chicken from the oven and set aside to cool. To the same pan, add the garlic and cook over low heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally to make sure none of the garlic sticks to the pan. Add the tomatoes and stir, breaking them apart with a wooden spoon. Season aggressively with pepper.

Increase heat to high and bring to a simmer. Then, reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 25 minutes. When the chicken is cool enough to handle, pick the meat off the bone and discard the bones. Add the chicken to warm through and stir well to combine.

Add the reserved pasta water to thin the sauce to the desired consistency. Toss the pasta together with the sauce and serve garnished with parsley.

Chicken Spaghetti Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Chicken Spaghetti Cooking Tip

Legs take longer than breasts to cook. For more consistent results, mark the chicken on the grill and then finish cooking them in an oven.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
34g
52%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
20g
100%
Cholesterol
112mg
37%
Protein
9g
18%
Carbs
13g
4%
Vitamin A
289µg
32%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
4%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
23.7%
Vitamin C
22mg
36%
Vitamin D
0.6µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
2mg
9%
Vitamin K
8µg
10%
Calcium
89mg
9%
Fiber
3g
12%
Folate (food)
14µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
14µg
3%
Iron
1mg
8%
Magnesium
27mg
7%
Monounsaturated
9g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
14%
Phosphorus
118mg
17%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
414mg
12%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
10.1%
Sodium
519mg
22%
Thiamin (B1)
0.8mg
55.1%
Trans
1g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
7%

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