Spaghetti Squash Chicken Pasta

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Ah, spaghetti squash, I think I forgot about them. It’s been at least a year since I enjoyed a succulent spaghetti squash instead of carb filled pasta. I actually forgot how convenient and delicious they are to make. All you do is stab your squash a  few times (so the steam can escape) then place it in the microwave for about 10 – 12 minutes on high. Then remove the seeds and scoop out your delicious, healthy spaghetti.

Spaghetti Squash Chicken Pasta by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

In less than 15 minutes, I had this delicious and healthy dinner in the table. While the spaghetti squash was cooking, I diced up a tomato, some green onions and fresh basil. I also added a bag of fresh peas that I steamed in the microwave along with the squash. For some quick and easy added protein, I took a little help from my grocers’ deli and got some Boar’s Head EverRoast® Oven Roasted Chicken Breast. I asked the lady at the deli counter to make thick cuts, so I could dice the meat and add to my dish.

Boar’s Head has a whole line of healthier meats that I love to serve my family, either for lunch sandwiches, snacks, or quick dinners like this one. This recipe is based on the Oven Gold Turkey Squash Tumble recipe on the Boar’s Head site. You can find many recipes there that are healthy, tasty and quick and easy to prepare.

Spaghetti Squash Chicken Pasta by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

Boar’s Head certified heart-healthy deli meats are lower in sodium and fat, which makes them easy to serve your family without the guilt.  There are many heart-healthy deli meats from Boar’s Head to choose from.

Spaghetti Squash Chicken Pasta by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe Spaghetti Squash Chicken Pasta by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

Spaghetti Squash Chicken Pasta by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

Spaghetti Squash Pasta

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

1 medium spaghetti squash
1 lb EVERROAST® OVEN ROASTED CHICKEN BREAST, thickly sliced and diced
1 medium tomato, diced
1 cup fresh and steamed or frozen and defrosted English peas
1 cup chopped green onions
1 large bunch fresh basil, roughly chopped
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan

Directions:

Add several deep punctures with a large knife to spaghetti squash. Microwave on high for 10 - 12 minutes, turning once halfway through the cooking process. Cook on high until the squash is soft when squeezed.

Cut squash in half and remove seeds, using a fork, rake out the squash and separate the strands.

Add chicken, tomato peas, green onion and basil to squash, Toss well. Serve topped with freshly grated Parmesan.

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17 Responses to “Spaghetti Squash Chicken Pasta”

  1. 1
    Tanya — February 27, 2013 @ 11:18 am

    I have been wanting to try spaghetti squash. I’m not sure how my family will like it instead of pasta but it would be a nice change.

  2. 2
    Cassie | Bake Your Day — February 27, 2013 @ 11:23 am

    I love spaghetti squash, and even more with all of these veggies!

  3. 3
    Paula - bell'alimento — February 27, 2013 @ 12:16 pm

    I do love a good spaghetti squash recipe!

  4. 4
    Sandy @ RE — February 27, 2013 @ 12:29 pm

    Spaghetti squash is one of our favorites. So easy to use and replace pasta with! Thanks for the recipe!

  5. 5
    Caroline @ chocolate & carrots — February 27, 2013 @ 2:19 pm

    So quick and easy! I’ve only made spaghetti squash once, but loved it! Your spin on it looks great!

  6. 6
    Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet — February 27, 2013 @ 4:56 pm

    I will be honest. I have never eaten a spaghetti squash. I’m not much of a squash fan, so I have been apprehensive to try it. This looks incredible and is making me want to give it a shot. Great recipe!

  7. 7
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — February 27, 2013 @ 7:08 pm

    I’ve just recently tried spaghetti squash and I loved it! This looks super tasty and I love how quick it is to prepare.

  8. 8
    Belinda @zomppa — February 27, 2013 @ 9:20 pm

    Good to remind me how easy spaghetti squash can be!

  9. 9
    Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife — February 27, 2013 @ 9:36 pm

    Spaghetti squash is so versatile and this looks great.

  10. 10
    Tara @ Unsophisticook — February 28, 2013 @ 1:09 pm

    I’ve had some spaghetti squash sitting on my counter for quite some time now. Now I know what to do with it!

  11. 11
    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — February 28, 2013 @ 1:41 pm

    Your photography is so clean and bright! Love how vibrant the dish looks!

  12. 12
    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — February 28, 2013 @ 9:24 pm

    I always love spaghetti squash, but rarely make it. Why?!?! This looks like a great recipe to make it again!

  13. 13
    Photorecipe — March 4, 2013 @ 12:47 pm

    Hi, great recipe and photos.

    Congrats!

  14. 14
    Photorecipe — March 4, 2013 @ 12:48 pm

    Great recipe, congrats!

  15. 15
    Shaina — March 5, 2013 @ 2:54 pm

    Oh my goodness. Stop it with all the green. There’s a foot of fresh snow outside my window, evil Floridian. ;)

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