This Chicken Pesto Spaghetti Squash is a healthy low-carb, high protein dinner that’s ready in just 40 minutes and filled with mushrooms, peppers & cheese!
Happy Hump Day!
Have I ever got a fantastic low-carb recipe for you! The perfect excuse to devour tons and tons of cheese, and rich, delicious homemade pesto that’s whipped up in just 5 minutes.
Too good to be true, right?
Well, this Chicken Pesto Spaghetti Squash is worth dreamin’ about. And it’s time to make your dreams a reality! ??
Even though we’re already halfway through January, I feel like I have been stuck in this over-indulgencing cycle. I mean, maybe it’s because of winter. Technically, I think we are biologically inclined to hibernate during this time of the year.
Bring on all the excuses for hiding out inside.?
When I need a little pick me up though, you know, some get up and go, I always turn to veggies. Sometimes freezer-friendly enchiladas. But mostly, lots and lots of veg. I don’t think you can overindulge in this department.
Especially when it comes to vegetable-heavy condiments like pesto. You can never have enough pesto!
Have you discovered the magic that is spaghetti squash yet? I know it’s been a trend for quite some time and is constantly flouted as an amazing new pasta alternative…blah, blah, blah…but it’s actually quite tasty, and just PERFECT for different flavour combos.
No, you don’t have to create a low-carb version of spaghetti and meatballs like everybody else.?
Just add ALL of the sauces.
You could even have it plain – I love it with a little bit of butter and some salt and pepper as a side dish, just sayin’.
Here’s how to prepare spaghetti squash:
- Cut it in half, brush with olive oil and bake
- Once cool enough to handle, scrape sides down with a fork
- Season with salt and pepper
- Now enjoy plain or filled with lots of flavours (I love pesto, but spaghetti squash works great with other strong flavour combos like tex mex, or you can maybe even do a bruschetta or caprese version! OMG I’m obsessed!)
I am honestly kinda pissed that I shot this recipe with my old camera, because it really doesn’t do this delicious Chicken Pesto Spaghetti Squash enough justice.
And the fact that this meal pretty much saves you from having to do dishes is just the bonus part.
Eat all this good stuff right out of the spaghetti squash shell – who needs bowls?! (Okay, you may want to put this on a plate unless you want a greasy dinner table…but at least you’ve already got a vessel for your dinner??)
Now dig in!