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Bama’s Chicken Spaghetti Recipe

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Ashlea Lebo


• 1 hen (4 or 5 pounds), boiled and pulled from bone and cut up
• 2 packages spaghetti (1/2 pound packages), cooked
• 4 medium onions, chopped
• 1 sweet bell pepper (optional), chopped
• 3 – 4 Tbsp oil
• 2 cans cream of tomato soup
• 1 large can English peas
• 1 pound sharp cheddar cheese, grated
• Salt and pepper
• Worcestershire sauce

1) Put chopped onions and pepper in large deep boiler with 3 or 4 Tbsp of oil.
2) Cook over medium heat until tender.
3) Add tomato juice, soup, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce to suit taste.
4) Add cut up chicken and cook over low heat until sauce thickens.
5) Add English peas and ˝ pound grated cheese and cook until cheese melts. It won’t take long.
6) Layer spaghetti and sauce and rest of cheese in casserole and heat over boiling water or low oven 250 or 275 degrees until ready to serve.
Notes from Bama:
• This can be made a day before you plan to serve it and reheated in the oven or over boiling water.
• Be sure to salt your hen when you boil it and if the sauce seems too thick for amount of spaghetti, add some of chicken broth to it.
• Be sure you use enough sauce to keep the finished product from being too dry – spaghetti will take up the liquid as it sits awhile and is reheated in sauce.
• I hope you can read this and are successful at making it.
• If you want to cook up only half the recipe the butcher will cut your hen in half and you can cook half and freeze the other half.
• This is what I do or use a large 3 or 3 ˝ pound fryer and cook half the recipe which is a nice batch.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I always wondered growing up why Bama's Chicken Spaghetti tasted "better" than Mom's. I like both, but there was something different about Bama's. So one day when I was visiting her and Grandaddy in their apartment in Jackson I asked her if I could have HER recipe. When you compare hers to Mom's you can see there IS a difference. Use whichever you prefer, but in either case, ENJOY! - Bill Branch




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