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Leftover Chicken and Bacon Spaghetti

Leftover Chicken Spaghetti with Bacon - use leftover grilled or roasted chicken in this easy and tasty spaghetti version.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian Inspired
Keyword leftover chicken, leftover turkey
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 670 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked chicken diced
  • 1/2 pound crisp cooked smoked bacon chopped in small pieces
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cups pureed canned tomatoes San Marzano if possible
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp chili flakes optional
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 large bell pepper diced small
  • 4 servings cooked spaghetti pasta
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
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Instructions

  1. Begin by making the sauce. In a medium saucepan heat 2 tbsp olive oil over medium low flame and sauté the minced garlic for about 30 seconds.
  2. Add the pureed tomatoes, smoked paprika, oregano, chili flakes, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, crisp cooked bacon, salt and pepper.
  3. Simmer over low flame for about 20 minutes.
  4. Add the cooked diced chicken and bell peppers in the last 5 minutes of cooking time. Stir in the Parmesan cheese at the end.
  5. Serve over the cooked spaghetti with a generous sprinkle of additional Parmesan cheese.

Recipe Notes


The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

Nutrition Facts
Leftover Chicken and Bacon Spaghetti
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 670 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Fat 46g71%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 122mg41%
Sodium 1164mg51%
Potassium 1123mg32%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 1775IU36%
Vitamin C 61mg74%
Calcium 175mg18%
Iron 5.1mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.