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spaghetti squash w/ chicken

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Junia Sonier
Houston, TX

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 rating)
yield 4 -6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr 20 Min
method Saute

Ingredients For spaghetti squash w/ chicken

  • 2 sm
    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 lg
    green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 lg
    red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 lg
    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

  • 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.
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