Day 259 – Spaghetti Squash with Grilled Chicken and Veggies

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Now that I have discovered how awesome spaghetti squash is, I was excited to find more recipes featuring it. This one looked easy and quite tasty, and it didn’t disappoint.


Ingredients:

1 medium size spaghetti squash (I only used half of a squash)
1/3 cup sundried tomatoes, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup frozen peas
1 broccoli crown, chopped
2 chicken breasts, grilled and sliced
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 cup chicken broth
grated parmesan cheese (about 1/4 cup)
salt/pepper, to taste

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. With a sharp knife, carefully cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise. Scrape/remove seeds with a spoon. Place squash halves cut side down on a baking sheet; bake for 45 minutes. Let squash cool.

3. Using a fork, scrape the inside of the squash to remove the strands.

4. In a large, deep skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic. Saute one minute, then add spaghetti squash and saute an additional 2 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.

5. Add 1/4 cup of chicken broth, sundried tomatoes, and broccoli. Saute 5 minutes.

6. Add peas, grilled chicken, and remaining 3/4 cup chicken broth. Shake about 1/4 cup parmesan cheese into mixture (just enough to thicken the chicken broth).

7. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover skillet and simmer for about 3 minutes.

8. Serve with fresh shaved parmesan cheese.

Let me explain why I only used half of the spaghetti squash. While the squash is great right out of the oven, it’s not so great the next day for leftovers. It gets pretty mushy. I didn’t want this dish to be so heavy with squash that it totally turned into mush the next day. I think half the squash was just enough. Since it had chicken in it, I didn’t have any. My husband loved it though. He’s pretty pumped about our spaghetti squash discovery!

Source:
She likes ruffles, he likes truffles

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2 Comments… Share your views

  1. I made spaghetti squash the other night for the first time and really loved it surprisingly! Love the blog, very creative!

    -Emily
    emilyp711.wordpress.com

  2. Oh my goodness. This sounds so delicious… I went out and bought my first spaghetti squash and I’m trying it tonight! I even left the seeds on the pan and roasted them while the squash was in there… just like pumpkin seeds! yum!

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