Fast Friendly French Spaghetti has a rich, slow-cooked flavor but only takes minutes to prepare thanks to store-bought rotisserie chicken.
This is by far the quickest and tastiest recipe for spaghetti that I've had in a long time, and it's all thanks to fellow food blogger, Trish Rosenquist, and her brand new cookbook: "100 Creative Ways to use Rotisserie Chicken in Everyday Meals."
Since I'm all about taking a few shortcut liberties when it comes to getting dinner on the table quickly on busy nights, I'm thrilled to have Trish's wonderful new cookbook to refer to when it comes to using my favorite grocery store shortcut: the rotisserie chicken.
With the following chapters included in her book: Casseroles, Bakes and More; 5 Ingredient Or Less; 20-Minute Dinners; Handheld Favorites; Slow Cooker Creations; Comfort Foods; Savory Sandwiches; Sensational Salads, and Slurpable Soups, Trish has got you covered when it comes to delicious family favorite meals that will win rave reviews, and soon become some of your most requested dishes.
Because I knew that I'd want leftovers of this French Spaghetti for my husband and kids to eat during the week for lunch, the only thing I did differently from Trish's original recipe was that I increased the ingredient quantities slightly, and instead of using Burgundy wine, I used some Pinot Noir that I'd already had.
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French Spaghetti is definitely a recipe that I'll be making many times again, as well as many of the other recipes that I've bookmarked throughout this awesome cookbook. To say that I'm excited to have this cookbook in my collection is an understatement, and I can't recommend it highly enough.
Printable Recipe Card
- 4 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
- 1 ½ pounds spaghetti cooked according to package directions, drained and kept warm
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 large red onion diced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- ½ teaspoon fresh rosemary chopped
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 can 29 ounces crushed tomatoes
- 1 can 29 ounces tomato sauce
- ¾ cup Pinot Noir or Burgundy wine
- Parmesan cheese for serving
- Fresh chopped parsley for garnish (optional)
- Remove the skin and shred the meat from a rotisserie chicken. Discard the skin and set aside the meat.
- In a large pot over medium heat, sauté the onion and garlic in the olive oil and butter until the onion is soft and translucent.
- Stir in the rosemary, oregano, basil, thyme, salt and pepper.
- Reduce the heat to medium/low and carefully add the crushed tomatoes and tomato sauce, stirring well to incorporate.
- Carefully pour in the wine and bring the mixture to a low simmer, stirring frequently.
- Simmer for approximately 20 minutes.
- Add the shredded chicken to the sauce and continue to simmer until the chicken is heated through.
- Add the cooked spaghetti into the chicken and sauce mixture and stir well to combine.
- To serve: top with Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley (if desired).
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Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) says
What a delightful sounding pasta dish! I love all the herbs this has in it too ... sounds amazing!
Kim Beaulieu says
I love Trish's recipes. She knows her stuff. I need to get that cookbook. And this spaghetti. Asap.
Marjory @ Dinner-Mom says
What a great cookbook idea! I love this recipe. Spaghetti is one thing everone in the family loves!
Nutmeg Nanny says
This spaghetti looks so comforting! I love the addition of the rotisserie chicken because you know it makes dinnertime quick and easy. Also now I'm totally craving pasta...yum!
Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos says
I am always looking for great chicken recipes and this looks delicious! I need to check out that cookbook as well!
Great looking pasta and who wouldn't love the added chicken! Congratulations on the new blog design, it looks great and works great in desktop and mobile versions. Welcome to your 6th year of blogging Renée, all the best to you!
Hi Paula! So nice to hear from you and I really appreciate the kind words about the blog. We'll have to catch up. I'm trying to get on twitter more again, so I'll look you up there. XO
Oh my, what a complete round of favors. Love it.
Lora @savoringitaly says
What a fun cookbook idea and also spaghetti inspiration! It reminds me a little of a shortcut chicken cacciatore. Perfect for cold winter days or any time of the year! Happy New Year, Renee!
Melanie | Melanie Makes says
I can't see why anyone wouldn't fall absolutely in love with this comforting recipe!
Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life says
This is awesome! I'm definitely trying this...perfect easy weeknight meal! I'm definitely in need of those!
I love all the pictures. this looks delicious!
Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet says
NICE! This looks and sounds delish - can't wait to check out the rest of the cookbook!
Lauren Kelly Nutrition says
This looks incredible! And I need to get my hands on this cookbook!
Martha @ A Family Feast says
I love Trish's cookbook - and I haven't tried this recipe yet! Thanks for giving a test run - it looks amazing!
The Food Hunter says
I never heard of this before but I love pasta so I am sure I would love this.
Gerry @ Foodness Gracious says
The perfect meal for my family!!
Patricia @ Grab a Plate says
Ooo! Love all the herbs in this recipe, and of course love how the rotisserie chicken makes it nice and convenient! It sounds delicious and comforting!
Looks and sounds yummy. I've never heard of French spaghetti. Will have to try it!