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. ;-)


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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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 375°F, pierce the spaghetti squash for ventilation and bake for 45 min or until knife goes through with little pressure.
2
While 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.
3
Chop and mince all veggies put in a bowl together and set aside for later.
4
Around the last 10-15 minutes of spaghetti squash baking. Sauté ground chicken until cooked through. Drain if necessary and set aside.
5
When spaghetti squash is ready remove from oven and let cool. Remove seeds and set aside.
6
While 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.
7
Add in parsley, basil and oregano to pan and sauté for a minute.
8
Stir in all the veggies and sauté enough to kind of soften them, then add ground chicken.
9
Take a fork and shred spaghetti squash long ways in the pan sautéing between each half of squash addition to get it mixed well.
10
Sprinkle 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.
11
ENJOY!

About this Recipe

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