Spaghetti Squash w/ Chicken

Junia Sonier

By
@Juniabug63

I've always wanted to try spaghetti squash but most of the recipes I see are meatless. I like meat. So with that said I kept it on the healthy side and used ground chicken. I made this for my family and even my 5 year old who hates veggies loved it, although I did tell him it was just spaghetti. ;-)

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 20 Min
Method:
Saute

Ingredients

2 small
spaghetti squash (about 4 lb each)
3 clove
garlic, finely minced
1 Tbsp
fresh parsley or cilantro, finely minced
1 Tbsp
fresh basil, finely minced
1 Tbsp
fresh oregano, finely minced
15-20
cherry tomatoes, cut in halves or forths
1/2 large
green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 large
red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 large
yellow bell pepper, chopped
1/2 c
red onions, diced really small
1/2 lb
ground chicken (turkey, pork, or beef)
2-3 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
salt, season to taste
black, pepper season to taste
1/2 c
parmesan cheese, shredded

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 375°F, pierce the spaghetti squash for ventilation and bake for 45 min or until knife goes through with little pressure.
2While spaghetti squash is baking, mince garlic, parsley, basil and oregano, put in a small bowl together and set aside for later. Have garlic in a separate bowl.
3Chop and mince all veggies put in a bowl together and set aside for later.
4Around the last 10-15 minutes of spaghetti squash baking. Sauté ground chicken until cooked through. Drain if necessary and set aside.
5When spaghetti squash is ready remove from oven and let cool. Remove seeds and set aside.
6While Spaghetti squash is cooling add olive oil and garlic to a large sauté pan or wok. Sauté garlic until you can smell the garlic cooking.
7Add in parsley, basil and oregano to pan and sauté for a minute.
8Stir in all the veggies and sauté enough to kind of soften them, then add ground chicken.
9Take a fork and shred spaghetti squash long ways in the pan sautéing between each half of squash addition to get it mixed well.
10Sprinkle parmesan cheese and salt & pepper, then serve. If you like cheese like I do add more cheese on top once on your plate and eat.
11ENJOY!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy