March 10, 2020

Skillet Cypriot Spaghetti

Recipe: Eshun Mott

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Our version of this simple dish incorporates rotisserie chicken, a bit of mellow garlic and a boost of lemon zest. If you’ve never grated halloumi before, you may be surprised by how nice an addition it can be to a pasta dish.


  • 6 cups sodium-free chicken stock
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 500 g whole wheat spaghetti
  • 4 tsp dried mint, divided
  • 1 1⁄2 cups finely grated halloumi (about 120 g)
  • Grated zest 1 lemon (preferably organic)
  • 3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1⁄3 cup julienned fresh mint
  • 1 to 2 lemons cut into wedges to squeeze over top


Yield: Serves 4

Cook Pasta & Prepare Halloumi Mixture

  1. In wide sauté pan, add chicken stock and garlic, and bring to a boil. Let boil for 5 minutes to reduce slightly.
  2. Add spaghetti and fully submerge in liquid. Boil for 11 minutes, or until al dente according to package cooking directions (if liquid evaporates too quickly, just add a little boiling water to pan).
  3. In small bowl, combine 2 teaspoons of dried mint, halloumi and grated lemon zest. Reserve.

Assemble Pasta

  1. When pasta has cooked through and cooking liquid has reduced to sauce, add remaining dried mint and chicken, season with salt and pepper, and toss to combine.
  2. To pasta add half of halloumi mixture and stir to incorporate. Sprinkle in remaining halloumi mixture and fresh mint, and toss until just combined. Serve with lemon wedges to squeeze over top.
Author: Eshun Mott

Maya Visnyei


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