I just LOVE using squash as a vehicle for cooking. I’ve posted about squash in the past and will continue to as it’s just so tasty and versatile J If you’re looking for a new easy way to use spaghetti squash, I’ve got a recipe for you!
I adapted this recipe to make it more low FODMAP friendly from www.eatingwell.com.
Chicken Enchilada-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
2 8-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 2 ½ - 3 ½ pound spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded
1 ½ cups red enchilada sauce, divided (you can you a jarred product or make your own)
1 medium zucchini, diced
1 cup shredded pepper jack or mozzarella cheese
1 – Preheat oven to 450°F
2 – Place chicken in a medium saucepan, add water to cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer until meat thermometer reads 165°F when inserted. About 10-15 minutes.
3 – Transfer chicken to a cutting board and shred with 2 forks. Place in a large bowl.
4 – Meanwhile, place squash cut side down in a microwave –safe dish and 2 tablespoons water. Microwave, uncovered, on High until flesh is tender, about 10 minute. (You could also bake in the oven at 400°F until squash is tender, 40 to 50 minutes).
5 – Use fork to scrape the squash from shells into a large bowl and place shells on a baking sheet. Stir in about 1 cup of the enchilada sauce, zucchini, ½ teaspoon pepper ad ¼ teaspoon of salt into the squash and chicken. Divide the mixture between the shells; top with the remaining ¼ cup enchilada sauce and cheese.
6 – Bake on the lower rack for 10 minutes. Move to upper rack, turn the broiler to high and broil, watching carefully, until the cheese starts to brown, about 2 minutes. To serve, cut each shell in half or eat out of the bowl!
* If making the enchilada sauce:
1 tsp garlic infused olive oil
1 24-ounce can pureed tomatoes
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp paprika
Salt and pepper to taste
1 – Pour olive oil in saucepan, heat on medium. Add tomatoes and spices, stir to combine. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 12-15 minutes. Once heated through, remove from heat.
I work as a Dietitian and definitely walk the talk. I love to cook and help people get back to being healthy again.