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.

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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.

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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