Spaghetti Squash w/ Chicken

Junia Sonier


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. ;-)


★★★★★ 1 vote

10 Min
1 Hr 20 Min


Add to Grocery List

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
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


  • 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!

Printable Recipe Card

About Spaghetti Squash w/ Chicken

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

Show 5 Comments & Reviews

19 Delicious Pasta Recipes

19 Delicious Pasta Recipes

Kitchen Crew@JustaPinch

Having guests over and not sure what to make? Try pasta! It's versatile and always a crowd favorite. Try one of these 19 delicious pasta recipes and by the end...

20 Slurp-worthy Spaghetti Recipes

20 Slurp-Worthy Spaghetti Recipes

Kitchen Crew@JustaPinch

We give you complete permission to slurp up these yummy spaghetti recipes!

Restaurant Favorite Pasta Recipes You Can Make At Home

Restaurant Favorite Pasta Recipes You Can Make at Home

Kitchen Crew

There is an Italian restaurant in my neighborhood that I absolutely love. When it first opened, I became a regular. Maybe too regular... After one meal I realized that I...