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Spaghetti Squash with Chicken, Tomatoes, Spinach, and Feta C

4 servings

servings

20 minutes

active time

1 hour

total time

Ingredients

2 medium spaghetti squash

2 tablespoons olive oil

salt and pepper

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 lb skinless boneless chicken thighs (or breasts)

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

10 oz fresh spinach

4 cloves garlic (minced)

6 oz cherry tomatoes (halved)

6 oz crumbled feta cheese

fresh thyme

Directions

How to roast spaghetti squash

Preheat oven to 400 Fahrenheit. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cut the squash in 2 halves, scrape out the seeds and the fiber out of each half. Repeat with a second squash.

(Note: before cutting each squash, you can microwave it. In this case, make large slits with a knife in a spaghetti squash along the line where you will slice it in half. Then, microwave the whole squash for about 5 or 10 minutes to soften it a bit. Then cut each squash in half.)

Drizzle olive oil over the cut sides and inside of the squash. Generously season with salt and pepper.

Place the 4 squash halves on the prepared baking sheet cut side down.

Bake for about 30 or 40 minutes on the middle rack. Remove it from the oven when it's cooked through and soft. You can check by pulling the baking sheet out of the oven and piercing the squash with the fork - it should be soft.

Proceed with the rest of the recipe while the squash is in the oven.

Cook chicken

In a large, high-sided skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add chicken seasoned generously with smoked paprika, dried oregano, salt and pepper.

Cook the chicken on medium heat on both sides for about 10 or 20 minutes until the chicken is completely cooked through.

Remove chicken from the skillet and slice it thinly.

Make a veggie mixture

To the same, now empty, skillet (with juices from chicken), add fresh spinach, halved cherry tomatoes, and minced garlic. Cook the spinach on medium heat for about 5 or 10 minutes until it wilts.

Add crumbled feta cheese and mix to combine.

Season the veggie mixture with salt and pepper.

How to stuff spaghetti squash

By this time, you have roasted the spaghetti squash for 30 or 40 minutes. Remove it from the oven and turn cooked squash halves cut sides up. Let it cool slightly.

Divide the veggie mixture among the 4 halves and stuff the squash until the mixture is leveled. Top with the reheated cooked sliced chicken.

When serving, top with fresh thyme.

Nutrition

Serving Size

-

Calories

551 kcal

Total Fat

31 g

Saturated Fat

9 g

Unsaturated Fat

18 g

Trans Fat

0.02 g

Cholesterol

146 mg

Sodium

875 mg

Total Carbohydrate

41 g

Dietary Fiber

9 g

Total Sugars

15 g

Protein

34 g

4 servings

servings

20 minutes

active time

1 hour

total time
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