Food & dining

Recipe for chicken spaghetti

Serves 4

3tablespoons olive oil
1small onion, chopped
1pound ground chicken
¾pound Italian turkey
sausage, removed from its casing
Salt and pepper, to taste
1clove garlic, crushed
16ounces thin whole-wheat spaghetti
1jar (24 ounces) tomato sauce
2tablespoons chopped fresh basil (for garnish)

1. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Cook the onion, stirring often, for 8 minutes. Add the ground chicken, salt, pepper, and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 8 minutes or until the meat is cooked through and the juices evaporate.

2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 to 10 minutes or until pasta is tender but still has some bite.


3. Meanwhile, add the sausage to the chicken mixture. Cook, stirring with a large spoon to break up the meat, for 5 minutes or until the sausage is cooked through.

4. Add the tomato sauce and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Taste for seasoning and add more salt.

Get The Weekender in your inbox:
The Globe's top picks for what to see and do each weekend, in Boston and beyond.
Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here

5. Drain the pasta and without rinsing it, transfer to a large bowl. Toss with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Ladle the sauce on top. Garnish with basil. Adapted from Flo Allen-Hopson

Loading comments...
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
We hope you've enjoyed your free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of