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French Spaghetti Recipe
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French Spaghetti

French Spaghetti has a rich, slow cooked flavor but only takes minutes to prepare thanks to store bought rotisserie chicken.
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 6


  • 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).


If you'd like to make a vegetarian version of this recipe, omit the rotisserie chicken from the sauce. You'll still enjoy the slow-cooked flavor of the sauce and spaghetti together thanks to the herbs, wine, and of course, the butter.
Adapted from 100 Creative Ways to use Rotisserie Chicken Cookbook by Trish Rosenquist of Mom On Timeout Blog