Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Spaghetti with Chicken and Shrimps

I love this easy one dish meal. I usually cooked this dish when I was tired of eating rice or when I ran out of idea of what to prepare for dinner or just plain lazy. I always keep bottled spaghetti sauce, canned mushroom and whole wheat or whole grain spaghetti in my pantry for a day like this. However, instead of the usual ground beef or ground pork, I love to use chicken and shrimps. I actually got this idea from a friend who gave us some of her spaghetti to try. I love this combination and have been cooking my spaghetti this way most of the times.


One 13.25 oz (376g) whole wheat spaghetti, cook according to instruction (I cooked it for 11 minutes), drained, rinsed with cold water and set aside.
One canned of pieces & stems mushrooms (6.5 oz)

One bottle of spaghetti sauce (1 lb 10 oz)

Half yellow onion, diced

2 cloves of garlic, chopped

1 chicken breast, diced

About 6-8 shrimps, cut into smaller pieces

Italian herbs seasoning

Salt and a little sugar to taste

Olive oil


1. Heat up the frying pan with olive oil. Add onion and garlic, fry until onion turned transparent.

2. Add in chicken, fry until almost cooked, add in shrimps and mushrooms. Fry until chicken and shrimps are cooked.

3. Add in the spaghetti sauce, Italian seasoning, salt and a little sugar. Stir to mix well and then add in the drained spaghetti. Mix to coat well with the sauce. Serve hot!

*Add chili oil or chili flakes to spice it up*

I would love to share this dish with Presto Pasta Night. Presto Pasta Night was created by Ruth from Once Upon a Feast. This week host is Equal Opportunity Kitchen. Hop over on Friday to see the round up.


Finla said...

Yeah in my pantry there is always pasta, can tomatoes and in the freezer there is always a parmazaan cheese block.
Love your pasta dish, i have never done with chicken and shromp combo, it looks delicious

Anonymous said...

What a great way to change up a classic!

My Yummy Life

Beachlover said...

oh!! I just cook the same pasta as you! but no shrimp!!.Maybe I should submit my entry:P

Anonymous said...

I'm cooking a lot more spaghetti these days because it's fast for busy nights hehe... yours is making me crave yet again XD

Christina Kim said...

Simple and nice:)

tigerfish said...

Hahhaa...when I'm lazy, I tend to think of pasta too!

Lia said...

iam fans of spagetty with grated cheese on the top :D

Jo said...

I am just like you. Spaghetti is my best friend when I am too lazy to cook but want something interesting enough for Jeriel. He likes anything tomato, hehe....

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks happy cook, you should give it a try.

Thanks Arika.

Yes beachlover, you should submit yours too. :)

Noobcook, this is sure one easy meal for lazy day.

Thanks Christy.

Hehe tigerfish, same here.

Lia, I like it with cheese too. But since we don't normal consume cheese, I hardly buy it.

Jo, that's great that Jeriel likes tomato. Mine don't like tomato in pieces, but tomato sauce is fine.

Retno Prihadana said...

Ching, I love it with chili :). Good idea to add shrimp and chicken, I´m always stuck with minced beef only.

Jin Hooi said...

Same here, always has a bottle of spaghetti sitting in my pantry. Pity my hubby doesn't like seafood, or else I will definately give this a try.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yes Retno, try something else ya.

Jin Hooi, you can use chicken only and omit the shrimps. ;)

daphne said...

certainly whole wheat pasta sounds alot healthier than the normal ones. are there any differences? normal pasta is made of wheat too right?

Chibog in Chief said...

i never imagine that chicken and shrimp could go well together!! what a great idea!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi Daphne,
Whole wheat pasta is made from whole wheat flour (whole grains) while normal pasta is made from refined grains or white flour.

Yes Dhanggit. It's worth a try!

PG said...

Oh no - I missed this post in my write up! So sorry. I'm adding it right away to the roundup. I saw your original email and then missed it when I did the writing. But, I remember thinking - remember this blog because your food looks great. I like this dish. I'm a big fan of one dish recipes too.

Thanks for participating in Presto Pasta Nights!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Don't worry about it PG. But thanks for adding it in the final round up. :)

madimomi said...

Can you please share with your readers how much Italian herbs seasoning to use? Also, do they come in a packet or in a bottle? Thx so much.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi madimomi,

My Italian herbs seasoning comes in bottle, those small spice bottle in grocery store. I sprinkled a few dashes, probably 3 dashes, can't remember now.