Spaghetti Squash w/ Chicken

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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

How to Make Spaghetti Squash w/ Chicken

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!

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About Spaghetti Squash w/ Chicken

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



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