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Chicken Pesto Spaghetti Squash
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Chicken Pesto Spaghetti Squash

This cheesy, loaded Chicken Pesto Spaghetti Squash is a healthy low-carb and high protein dinner the whole family will love!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, pesto spaghetti squash
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 448kcal
Author: Taylor Stinson

Ingredients

  • 2 spaghetti squash
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 lb chicken breasts, diced (usually about 2 chicken breasts)
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 medium sized red onion, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup store bought pesto
  • 1 cup bocconcini cheese, sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 F. Cut spaghetti squash in half, scoop out seeds, then drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 35 min.
  • Meanwhile, heat olive oil over med-high heat. Add chicken and sautee fo 3-4 min until lightly browned, seasoning with salt & pepper. Add red onion and red pepper, sauteeing for another 3-4 min. Toss mixture with pesto, then remove from heat.
  • Around this time, spaghetti squash should be coming out of the oven. Once cooled slightly, scrape down the sides of squash with a fork. Add chicken mixture and then top with sliced bocconcini cheese. Bake in oven for 10 min or until cheese is melted. Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 458mg | Potassium: 834mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 2153IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 259mg | Iron: 2mg