Chicken & Spaghetti Squash
Recipe from Family Circle

Sometimes used as a healthy substitute for long strands of pasta, spaghetti squash combines with chicken and mushrooms to make a delicious tomato-based casserole recipe.


Chicken & Spaghetti Squash

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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 20 mins
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Ingredients
  • 1   
    spaghetti squash (about 4 pounds)
  • 2   tablespoons 
    olive oil
  • 10   ounces 
    sliced white mushrooms
  • 3   
    cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2   cans 
    (14.5 ounces each) Italian-seasoned diced tomatoes
  • 3   
    bonesless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1-1/2 pounds), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    red pepper flakes
  • 1/2  cup 
    fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2  cup 
    grated Parmesan cheese
Directions
1.
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
2.
Cut squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out seeds with a spoon and discard. Place squash halves, cut-side down, in a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish and add 1/2 cup water. Cover tightly with foil; bake at 350 degrees F for 50 to 60 minutes, until tender.
3.
While squash is baking, make sauce. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and garlic; saute 5 minutes, stirring often. Stir in tomatoes, chicken, salt and red pepper flakes. Cook 6 minutes, uncovered, over medium heat, stirring, until chicken reaches 160 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer. Tear basil into bite-size pieces; stir into sauce.
4.
To serve, carefully remove cooked squash from baking dish and shred with a fork into strands. Place in a large bowl. Divide among plates and top with chicken mixture. Sprinkle with cheese and serve.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 292, Fat, total (g) 10, chol. (mg) 69, sat. fat (g) 9, carb. (g) 21, fiber (g) 5, pro. (g) 30, sodium (mg) 714, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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