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Spaghetti with Chicken and Spicy Tomato Sauce

Spaghetti with Chicken & Spicy Tomato Sauce! This easy spaghetti with chicken recipe will be a weeknight winner! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 6 servings
Author: The Kitchen Prep


  • 1 16 ounce box spaghetti or your favorite pasta
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 jalapeño pepper finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves (or 1 teaspoon dried oregano) finely chopped, plus extra for garnish
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or grated
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts diced into ½-inch pieces
  • ½ cup white wine dry (optional)
  • 1 28 ounce can of crushed plum tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt divided
  • ½ cup Cotija cheese grated, plus extra for garnish


  • Bring a large pot of of well-salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, jalapeño pepper and oregano, and cook until the vegetables are softened and fragrant, about 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
  • Add the diced chicken breast (or desired protein) to the skillet with remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Sprinkle with ½ teaspoon of sea salt. Cook, stirring often, until the chicken is golden brown and almost cooked through.
  • Add white wine or broth; simmer until reduced to half, about 2-3 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes and 1 cup of water. Season with remaining ½ teaspoon of sea salt and bring to a simmer. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the chicken pieces are completely cooked through and tender.
  • Add drained pasta and cotija cheese. Toss to fully combine.
  • Sprinkle with additional cheese and chopped oregano before serving, if desired.