February 06, 2014

Lazy Girl Chicken Spaghetti

Here's another Lazy Girl Dinner "recipe". It's made in a single pot (okay- two pots including the one used to boil water for the pasta), there are minimal dishes to clean up and you basically shove it in the oven and wait 45 minutes. What you decide to do in those minutes is up to you, but in my case I chose to edit photos and blog.

The chicken breasts have no chance of drying out since it's cooked in the sauce, which in turn infuses it with deliciousness. If you can turn an oven on and boil water, this recipe is for you- even if there aren't any measurements or real precise directions. Just look at the pictures!

Start off by dicing a medium onion into small bits. If you don't like onions, omit it or use less.

You'll also need a jar of tomato sauce, skinless/boneless chicken breasts, spaghetti and a nice large casserole dish with a lid. I lined mine with foil, because no one wants to scrub baked in, crusty sauce. 
Just pick up and toss once you're done and voila, no soaking, no scrubbing. You're welcome.
Plus, I just did my nails.

Pour the sauce, add the chicken, diced onions and whatever spices that make your taste buds happy. I happen to like garlic, black pepper, oregano and basil. I used the dried stuff and that's okay!

Salt (if needed) at the end, once the chicken is cooked.

Preheat your oven to 400F.

This is what it'll look like. A giant mess that you might be tempted to taste, but refrain as there is raw poultry and your body won't take kindly to it. 

 Tip: If there's sauce stiff left in the bottle, add a bit of water in to it and swish it around to get it all out! Pour it in the sauce mixture.

Cover it up with a lid and bake. I didn't get a photo, but add a piece of parchment or foil on top before putting the lid on. Again, this aids in the clean up process at the end as there is a high possibility of the sauce splattering. 

I love foil.

Into the oven it goes, 400F for about 45 minutes.

If you happen to forget about it for a bit longer, it'll be fine. I know from experience! Taste and salt the sauce if needed. Sometimes sauces need sugar to balance things out- add that too if you so wish.

Now's the time to get that pot of water boiling. Follow the instructions on the box of spaghetti. 

I think spaghetti may be my favourite type of pasta. I used Catelli Smart, which apparently has the benefit of fiber. It's healthier than regular semolina pasta, but the real reason to why I used this was because it was in the pantry, two steps away from where I was standing and it was free. :)

I added a glug of olive oil to the cooked pasta to keep it from sticking.

Slice the chicken, add sauce to the spaghetti and BAM. Lazy Girl Dinner on a pretty plate.

I should also add that I made this at like, 3pm in the afternoon. There was no way I was going to make dinner during hockey night...although I probably could have prepped and put it in the oven just before the game started, made the pasta during first intermission and had dinner ready by the beginning of second intermission. 

But then I wouldn't have been able to take awesome day light photos. I love natural light.
Good thing this reheats really well. Left overs anybody?

Page Views


Hi, I'm Janetta from Toronto. I cook, bake and often veganize recipes. I photograph nearly everything and those photos will most likely end up being posted here. I've got a little black cat named Tank, who's really cute and a little bit nosy. You'll see a lot of photos of her too!

Contact me at: jubesandtank@gmail.com

Follow Me



home cooking Tank vegan meat vegetarian nature baking smart shopping flowers Toronto garden Richard dessert food pork ravine beef chocolate chicken noodles cake review eating out fruit Animals Birthday sick girl cosmetics dining out cookies BBQ Chinese Halloween cupcakes plants roasted potatoes sandwich Christmas bugs cat nailpolish pasta seafood steak afternoon tea drinks fish raspberries snack turkey Spring family ice cream recipe strawberries Park burger dog make up rice Indian birds bread free peanut butter pizza tomatoes CNE Kids Korean Thanksgiving Tulips buffet movies online shopping soup vanilla vegetarian food festival video coffee kale lemon pancakes pumpkin ribs scones sprinkles winter Autumn Barca Mother's Day Rich Star Wars Summer Valentine's Day Vietnamese breakfast death sale sushi trees Japanese Lola boots burgers gardening hot and spicy macro nuts seedlings sweet potatoes toys wraps Brick Works Chanukah DIY Easter Instagram Katie Niagara Falls Passover art bee brunch bunny caramel cranberries curry donuts downtown duck herbs knitting lamb lobster pool raccoon red velvet spiders tacos Caribbean Chinese New Year Dragon Pearl Edwards Gardens Father's Day Gardien George Foreman Grill Greek Lens Baby St. Jacobs Thai all you can eat beaches books candy cheese clothing coconut crafting dragon fly dumplings eggs infinity scarf mashed potatoes muffins oatmeal peking duck pesto pie portrait salmon samosas skin care smoothie spectacles tofu tree vet America Canada Day Canon 50mm Canon T2i Comic Con Cuisinart Keurig Markham Music Ohio T1i ants apples bagels baking with beauty box bruschetta camera lens cereal cheese cake cinnamon cream cheese custom ducks eye farm fireworks french toast fries frozen garage sale green tea hair care honey horses hot dogs hotel king crab laundry limes moon picnic popcorn rain rapini road trip salsa samples sauce scary shopping steam buns vega vegan. vegetarian weekend zoo 35mm Airbnb Amaris Atticus Canon 55-250mm CoverGirl Disney Earth Day Five Guys Greenies Ikea Italian L'oreal Matt and Nat Melitta Montreal Mum Nikon P5100 Purex Rammstein Revlon Richard. vegan Rosh Hashanah Salad King Sci-Fi Shanghai Singapre Skinny Cow Spirng Starbucks Tank Girl Whittamore's farm Winston bag basil bees boats brownies brushes bubble tea bubbles butter tart butterscotch cake mix cookies camping candied carob cars cashew cheese casserole celebrity chicken. meat chili chipmunk cicada circus clown compost contest cookie couscous crochet deciem deep fried deer dehydrator doves dreams eating out. duck elephants face mask fail fairy shrimp fassbender fly gadget granola green beans ground cherries gum hair dye hockey home cooking. chili home cooking. meat juicing kettle corn lawyer left overs mango marshmallow matzo meringue middle eastern nature. bugs. animals olive ornaments parfait peppers piano play time polenta pomegranate prints pumpkins racoon regrowing snacks snail snowflakes soy squares steak. beef stew surprise travel upick veal venison waffles wallpaper wasp wedding worm yogurt yorkshire pudding youtube