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Chinese Chicken Spaghetti

It's hard to believe that something that comes together this easily could be tasty and lower in fat. This dish is pretty zippy, but if you like your stir-fries extra spicy, increase the red pepper flakes a bit. -Jenna Noel of Glendale, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings, 1 cup per serving


  • 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 cups fresh snow peas
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. In a small bowl, whisk cornstarch and 1 tablespoon soy sauce until smooth; stir in 1 tablespoon sesame oil. Transfer to a large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken; seal bag and turn to coat. Let stand for 10 minutes. In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, sugar, remaining soy sauce and sesame oil; set aside.
  • In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry chicken in canola oil until no longer pink. Remove to a platter and keep warm. In the same skillet, stir-fry peas and carrots for 5 minutes. Add the green onions, ginger and pepper flakes. Cook and stir until vegetables are crisp-tender. Return chicken to pan. Add soy sauce mixture; drain pasta; Add to skillet; toss until combined.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 329 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 465mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.
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  • Joaleen
    Mar 28, 2020

    I added more fresh vegetables as well, mushrooms, green onion, red onion and tricolor peppers.....may try with bean sprouts and minced garlic next time but this will definitely be a repeat

  • annrms
    Feb 17, 2019

    Delicious! I added more fresh vegetables...1 bag bean sprouts, tri-colored bell peppers and white onion. I also added some minced garlic. I also cooked the veggies al dente. Will make this again.

  • Briadona
    Dec 30, 2016

    Very good nice and light for the new year. Cooked the snow peas with the pasta for the last minute of cooking time. Stir fried the carrots and green onions only 2 minutes the stated time would be too long. Served with bottled teriyaki and hot sauce on the side for those that wanted more of either flavor. The Almond Good Luck Cake on this site is a great dessert for this meal!

  • chrissellscandles
    Mar 12, 2015

    This is so yummy! I've been making this since this particular issue came out 12 years ago! I wouldn't change a thing. My family loves it.

  • WendyHewitt
    May 11, 2014


  • elaineae
    Apr 18, 2014

    Leave out the vinegar and it would be closer to a five star.

  • KrisKeel
    Apr 4, 2014

    Pretty good-tasted like take out. I thought it needed more sauce, though-next time I'd double the vinegar sauce.

  • mmcarlisle
    Feb 19, 2014

    Delicious! I will definitely make this again. I followed the recipe exactly and thought it had great taste.

  • KatyH3
    Feb 18, 2014

    I loved this recipe. I made extra sauce and added extra red pepper flakes because we love spicy food. Not bland at all. I will definitely make this again.

  • laurenkirk
    Jan 19, 2014

    I make this at least twice a month. Very easy and so good!