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Chicken Mushrooms Spaghetti Nests

Chicken Mushrooms Spaghetti Nests

Chicken Mushrooms Spaghetti Nests is loaded with chicken, porcini mushroom and caramelized onions.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Spaghetti Nests
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 388 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet



  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 box spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 jar (24 oz) marinara sauce


  • 1 chicken breast cubed
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 3.5 ounces porcini mushrooms
  • 12 small fresh mozzarella balls
  • bunch of fresh basil
  • salt and pepper


  1. Place an oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cover the bottom of a baking pan with parchment paper, or grease with butter.


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat, add olive oil and salt. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes. Using a colander, drain the pasta and place back into the pot. Add the marinara sauce, gently stir well until combined. Set aside.


  1. In a large pan, over medium heat add 5 tablespoons of olive oil and when the oil is hot add the onion. Cook the onion until caramelized, a translucent golden brown color, stir occasionally for about 5 minutes. Add the chopped chicken breast, minced garlic and mushrooms. Cook until the chicken is done, stirring when needed, about 10-15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper as needed. When done remove from heat and set aside.


  1. Twirl 1/2 cupfuls of the spaghetti mixture around tongs or a large fork and transfer to the prepared pan. Make an indentation in the middle of each nest and fill it with 2 fresh mozzarella balls, a few tablespoons of the chicken mixture and some marinara sauce from the pan. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes.Remove from the oven and top with fresh chopped basil. Using a thin metal spatula, transfer the nests to serving dishes.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Mushrooms Spaghetti Nests
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 388 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 281mg12%
Potassium 431mg12%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 213mg21%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.