Spaghetti con Pollo y Salsa Criolla (Colombian-Style Spaghetti with Chicken)

Colombian Style Pasta with Chicken

Today I want to share with you a pasta dish that is popular in Colombia. It is very simple and quick to make and it is delicious. No, it is not an authentic Italian dish, but a Colombian version called Spaghetti con Pollo y Salsa Criolla.

There are a lot of Colombian pasta dishes that we make with our own touch and ingredients and this dish is one of them. I hope you all enjoy it!

Buen provecho!



(4-6 servings)

  • 1 pound thick spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 4 cups of cooked and shredded chicken
  • Queso fresco or parmesan cheese to serve
  • Salsa Criolla

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, diced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, salt the water and cook the pasta al dente.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, in a large skillet heat the oil over medium heat. Add the salsa criolla ingredients and cook stirring often, for about 10 to 15 minutes or until the consistency is smooth. Set aside.
  3. Drain pasta and add to the skillet. Add the shredded chicken and pour chicken stock over the pasta and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Toss the spaghetti to coat evenly with the sauce. Top with cheese and serve immediately.
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  1. says

    This looks like a perfect and delicious meal! It’s also quick to put together, which is a big plus. I’m going to be making this.

  2. says

    i got pretty excited seeing the ingredients in that sauce–they’re a perfect flavor combination and i have them all on hand! great dish!

  3. says

    What a lovely (and simple) pasta recipe, Erica! It looks marvelous and as far as I’m concerned, the easier the better in the summer!

  4. says

    WOW! That looks stunning, Erica. Not only is it a great picture, the recipe sounds just fantastic. I love how the sauce is clinging to the chicken.

  5. Ariana says

    mmm ihtt does look good && im only 16 good thing i know how tew cook this is goin to be my schoolproject because i have to research some south american dish…thank you:)

  6. Diana Lopez says

    Had this for dinner last night and as usual, it was amazing. I cooked the chicken/stock as per Erica’s instructions found in her Chicken and Rice (Arroz con Pollo) recipe which is also fabulous. I’m thinking of making this again with shrimp! ¡Gracias Erica! =)

  7. Ruby says

    Thank you so much for publishing recipes with s true Colombian flavor. I have visited so many websites that included recipes from our beautiful country and not one of them were as true to the flavor as yours. Being from Cartagena, I do admire and enjoy our cuisine. Thanks again for your website!!!

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