Macro Friendly Chicken Parmesan Spaghetti

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Macro Friendly Chicken Parmesan Spaghetti

Yes, I realize I used ground turkey in place of chicken, but turkey parmesan spaghetti sounds funny. Of course you can use ground chicken in place of the turkey, but the fat grams will be slightly higher per serving than what is listed in the notes section.
servings 4 servings


  • 7 oz Spaghetti I used Barilla Protein+
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 pound ground turkey I used 99% fat free
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 24 oz Fire Roasted Tomato and Garlic Marinara I used 1 jar of Classico
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 cup reduced fat shredded mozzarella cheese I used Lucerne brand
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 1/4 cup Seasoned Italian Breadcrumbs
  • fresh basil for garnish, optional


  • Bring large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti according to package directions and drain.
  • While pasta is cooking, spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray and place on medium heat. Add in chopped onion, ground turkey, salt and pepper. Break meat apart as it cooks. After 5 minutes, onions should be tender and the turkey should be fully cooked. Stir in marinara sauce, onion powder and dried basil. Simmer 15 minutes.
  • Taste sauce and adjust seasonings. Toss with cooked spaghetti and shredded mozzarella cheese until coated in sauce and melty cheese.
  • In a small nonstick skillet, melt butter and toast breadcrumbs 1-2 minutes or until fragrant.
  • Divide pasta into four even portions, top with 1 tablespoon toasted breadcrumbs each and fresh basil (optional). Serve immediately.


The more accurate macros for 1 serving (1/4th of this recipe) are as follows: 510 calories, 11g F/57.7g C/48.2g P.


Calories: 495kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 1254mg | Potassium: 1114mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1004IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 284mg | Iron: 4mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Chicken Spaghetti Recipe

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