Spicy Chicken Spaghetti

Jenifer Tharani
05 February 2018


Diet Type:Main course

Healthy Hints

Serve this dish with a simple tossed salad made of fresh lettuce, cucumbers, and carrots dressed in light olive oil and balsamic vinegar. This healthy side is a great way to add more veggies into your meal! If you're looking for a low-carb option, replace the wholewheat spaghetti with courgette (zucchini) noodles, or Zoodles, which you can whip up in your own kitchen. Use a julienne peeler to thinly slice the courgette into long noodle-like strands and then quickly blanch in water.



2 red peppers

9 garlic cloves

1 can tomatoes

1 tsp green chili, garlic and ginger paste

2 tsp cumin powder

1 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp salt

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 chicken breast fillet (225 g) skinless and boneless

¼ tsp ground black pepper

2 tbsp olive oil 

140 g (5 oz) whole wheat spaghetti

What does this chart mean?

Serving Weight 215 g
  • Calories250kcal
  • Protein21.2g
  • Fat8.8g
  • Saturated fat1.4g
  • Trans fat0.0g
  • Cholesterol0.0mg
  • Carbohydrate41.0g
  • Sugars (Total)4.1g
  • Fibre5.9g
  • Sodium668.00mg
  • Salt1.7g
  • Iron4.6mg
  • Vitamin A6.3RAE
  • Vitamin C92.1mg
  • Vitamin D0.2mcg
  • Vitamin B120.1mcg
  • Potassium734.3mg


  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C / 375°F / Gas 5.
  2. Cut the peppers into large pieces and place on a small baking tray with the garlic.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes turning once in between. Once baked, remove and allow to cool.
  4. Place the roasted peppers and garlic in a blender and add the tomatoes, garlic/ginger/chili chilli paste, cumin powder, turmeric powder, salt and 1 tbsp of the lemon juice. Blend to a smooth paste.
  5. Cut the chicken breast into small pieces.
  6. Marinate with the remaining lemon juice and the black pepper for 15 minutes.
  7. Warm 1 tbsp olive oil in a small pan and add the chicken to the pan.
  8. Cook chicken for 10 minutes on a low - medium heat or until cooked through completely. 
  9. Prepare the spaghetti as per the instructions on the packet.
  10. In a large pan, heat the remaining olive oil and add the red pepper sauce. Cook for 1 minute on a medium heat. Stir in the chicken pieces and reduce to a low heat.
  11. Drain the spaghetti and add to the pan. Lightly mix so that all the spaghetti is coated in the sauce.
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