Spaghetti Squash Boats with Grilled Chicken Recipe

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Chloe
Chloe December 22, 2020
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How To Make Spaghetti Squash Boats with Grilled Chicken

These spaghetti squash boats are roasted until tender, topped with marinara sauce, and mozzarella, paired with oregano-seasoned grilled chicken.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2spaghetti squash,small/medium, ripe
  • salt and fresh pepper,to taste
  • 12ozthin chicken cutlets,4 cutlets
  • pinchgarlic powder
  • ¼tsporegano
  • 2cupsquick marinara sauce
  • 1cupmozzarella,part skim shredded, Polly-o

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Cut the squash in half lengthwise, scoop out the seeds and fibers with a spoon. Place on a baking sheet, cut side up, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  3. Roast for about 1 hour or until the skin gives easily under pressure and the inside is tender.

  4. Meanwhile, while the squash is roasting, season chicken cutlets with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and oregano.

  5. Heat a grill pan (or a George formal grill) over medium-high heat, when hot grill chicken on both sides for about 3 to 5 minutes until cooked through. Set aside on a dish.

  6. Remove the spaghetti squash from the oven or microwave and carefully fluff the spaghetti-like strands on each half with a fork, leaving the squash in the shell.

  7. Season with salt and pepper, then spoon about ¼ cup marinara in each boat.

  8. Slice the chicken on the diagonal and place each piece on top of each squash half. Top the chicken with 1/4 cup each of remaining marinara sauce.

  9. Top with cheese and place back into the hot oven and cook for about 12 minutes until the cheese is melted and the sauce is hot.

  10. Garnish with fresh basil and serve with parmesan cheese on the side if desired.

Recipe Notes

If microwaving the squash, cut in half lengthwise, scoop out seeds and fibers, and place on a microwave-safe dish and cover. Microwave for 8 to 9 minutes.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 296.97kcal
  • Fat: 16.11g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.18g
  • Trans Fat: 0.10g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.59g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.56g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.07g
  • Fiber: 2.59g
  • Sugar: 7.56g
  • Protein: 25.88g
  • Cholesterol: 79.19mg
  • Sodium: 782.38mg
  • Calcium: 190.65mg
  • Potassium: 640.03mg
  • Iron: 1.88mg
  • Vitamin A: 114.34µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.64mg
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