Chicken Spaghetti on the Traeger Timberline 1300

Chicken Spaghetti on the Traeger Timberline 1300

 Gather around the table; it’s Smoked Chicken Spaghetti night! This delightful recipe is perfect for family dinners. It features a creamy mix of pasta, chicken, soup, and cheese. I put my twist on a classic recipe, so the casserole also includes two of my best-selling rubs. 

Smoked Chicken Spaghetti is cooked to perfection on the Traeger Timberline 1300, giving it the perfect smoky flavor. This is an excellent recipe for those nights when you want a family-friendly dinner, done BBQ style! 

My Smoked Chicken Spaghetti is as easy as it is delicious! You’ll have a tasty dinner the entire family will adore in no time. Simple recipes are a great way to build your confidence as a grillmaster. This dish is foolproof and sure to bring plenty of compliments. 

The Ingredients

You can’t beat dinner that comes together with less than 10 ingredients! No fancy elements here; my Smoked Chicken Spaghetti uses things everyone has in their kitchen. Here’s what you need to add to your shopping cart. 

  • Heath Riles BBQ Everyday RubIf you’re ready to ditch the salt and pepper for something with more gusto, try my Everyday Rub. It features a great blend of spices that take everything to the next level. Use it on your fries, veggies, eggs, and popcorn. The sky’s the limit. 
  • Heath Riles BBQ Garlic Butter Rub. This fantastic rub contains multiple notes of garlic for a full-bodied flavor. If you enjoy garlic, you’ll want to grab a bottle! Add a dash to your steaks, pork, chicken, veggies, and seafood. It’s a winner.
  • Smoked chicken. I used one whole smoked chicken, cooled and shredded. You can also use any leftover chicken. Adjust the quantities to fit what works best for your family. Pro tip: If you want to learn how to smoke a bird, try my Beer Can Chicken
  • Noodles. For this recipe, I used fettuccine-style noodles. You can also use spaghetti, rotini, macaroni, or spirals. Your noodles will need to be cooked before adding them to the pan. 
  • Veggies. For this cook, I used chopped onions and bell pepper. I finely diced my veggies and used a red bell pepper for added color. I used about a cup of this veggie mixture. Depending on the size of your produce, you may need more than one. 
  • Cheese. Velveeta is one of the best cheeses for pasta. It melts smoothly and pairs well with anything. Plus, it tones down the spiciness of the Rotel. I used 1 pound of Velveeta and about a cup of freshly shredded cheddar. If you haven’t tried freshly shredded cheese, you’re missing out! It melts so much better than pre-packaged. 
  • Rotel. This fun ingredient is simply green chilies and diced tomatoes. You can find mild or spicy varieties, so choose what works best for your family. 
  • Creamy soups. For my creamy mixture, I used cream of mushroom and cream of chicken soup. 
  • The Smoker Setup

    Here’s a rundown of the primary equipment I used for this cook. More of my grilling favorites can be found in the Equipment and Tools section. 

    • Pellet grill/smoker. I used a Traeger Timberline 1300 for this cook. This pit is incredible because you can use it to grill or smoke. The Traeger Timberline 1300 has many excellent features, like a pellet sensor, a super smoke button, and easy transportation. 
    • Pellets. I used Royal Oak Charcoal Hardwood Pellets for this cook. Their charcoal contains no fillers and gives a good, pure smoke. I am partial to Royal Oak Charcoal’s products and use them in the backyard and on the circuit. 

    The Process for Making Smoked Chicken Spaghetti

    You can find a detailed demonstration of this cook in the recipe video and card. Here’s a quick rundown of how I made this delicious Smoked Chicken Spaghetti. 

  • Fire up the grill.  I stoked the Traeger Timberline 1300 with Royal Oak Charcoal Hardwood Pellets and fired it up to 350℉. 
  • Sauté the veggies. I placed a cast iron skillet on the smoker to preheat for 30 minutes. Then, I added some olive oil and let the diced veggies sauté for about 5 minutes until softened. 
  • Add the soup and cheese. Once I cooked the veggies to my liking, I added the Rotel, cream of mushroom soup, and cream of chicken soup. I stirred until everything was homogenous. Then, I added the Velveeta and let it melt for 15-20 minutes. 
  • Assemble the casserole. I removed the cheese mixture from the Traeger Timberline 1300, then added my noodles to the pot. I seasoned the noodles and cheese with a little Heath Riles BBQ Everyday Rub and Heath Riles BBQ Garlic Butter Rub. Then, I added the chicken, folding it gently to mix. I finished the Smoked Chicken Spaghetti with some freshly shredded cheddar cheese. 
  • Bake and serve. I set the pot back on the Traeger Timberline 1300 and let the casserole cook until the cheese was golden brown and bubbly. I let the Smoked Chicken Spaghetti cool a little before serving. The only thing left was to dig in! 
  • The Results

    The Smoked Chicken Spaghetti came off the pit smelling fantastic. It was perfectly cooked with just a hint of smoke. I know your family will beg you to make this recipe again! 

    Serving Suggestions for Chicken Spaghetti

    Serve this meal with a delicious baguette or loaf of French bread and a Caesar salad. 

    Storing Chicken Spaghetti

    You can store leftovers in the fridge for up to 4 days.

    Equipment and Tools

    Traeger Timberline 1300, Royal Oak Charcoal Hardwood Pellets, disposable cutting board, cast iron dutch oven, olive oil dispenser, metal tongs

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