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Chicken Bolognese Recipe

This chicken bolognese recipe is packed full of flavor, healthy, and delicious. It is easy to make this ground chicken bolognese, it's simple, quick and you can get it ready in 30 minutes and serve your family a tasty chicken pasta dinner.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, British, Italian
Servings 5
Calories 553 kcal


  • 500 g Chicken
  • 1 can (400g) Chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoon Tomato puree (tomato paste)
  • 1 large Onion chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic minced
  • ¼ teaspoon Basil
  • 1 teaspoon Parsley
  • ½ teaspoon Black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Worcester sauce
  • 10 g Stock cubes (Bouillion)
  • 2 tablespoons Oil olive, vegetable or sunflower oil.
  • 1 cup Chicken broth or Water
  • Salt to taste.
  • 500 g Spaghetti or any pasta like tagliatelle, linguine, etc.


  • Make the Chicken Bolognese Sauce - Put a thick bottom pot on medium heat. Add oil in the pot then add in the chopped onions. Stir for a minute or two till it's sauteed then add in the garlic and sautee for another minute.
    Add in the ground chicken and brown it till it's no longer pink then add in all the other ingredients.
    Stir and leave to simmer on low-medium heat for 30 minutes or till thick and creamy.
  • Make Spaghetti - While the sauce is cooking on one side, on another burner cook the spaghetti. Follow the directions on the package however most spaghetti takes about 8-10 minutes to cook.
    When it's cooked, drain the water from the spaghetti.
  • Serve the sauce over the pasta or toss the pasta in the sauce whichever one you prefer.
    Enjoy it warm.


  • If you have Italian seasoning in your kitchen cupboard, you can use it to replace basil, oregano, and thyme. Use 1 tablespoon.
  • You can use cooked shredded chicken like chicken thighs or breasts or a mix of both.
  • Substitute chopped tomatoes for marinara sauce or passata.
  • You can substitute bouillon cube for stockpot.
  • If you have vegetables like celery, and carrots you can add them to the sauce if you wish.
  • Bolognese tastes better the next day so you can make it a day ahead and enjoy it at its sweetest.
  • Brown the chicken before adding the tomatoes and spices.
  • You don't have to toss in spaghetti. You can use the sauce on rice and other types of pasta like linguine, tagliatelle or even short pasta like rigatoni, penne, etc. 


Calories: 553kcalCarbohydrates: 81gProtein: 23gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 603mgPotassium: 470mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 173IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 2mg
Keyword chicken bolognese, chicken bolognese sauce, chicken spaghetti bolognese
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