Caraway seeds give this dish a satisfying rye bread taste, and the spaghetti squash makes it healthier than the pasta alternative.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Using a skewer or fork, pierce squash in several places. Place whole squash on a baking sheet; roast for 45 minutes. Turn squash over and roast for an additional 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.

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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir onion, garlic, green bell pepper, paprika, salt, caraway seeds and ground black pepper in the hot oil until onion is soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Remove from skillet and set aside, leaving olive oil in pan.

  • Reduce heat to medium and cook chicken breasts in the same skillet until browned, the juices run clear, and meat is no longer pink inside, turning once, about 10 minutes per side. Remove chicken breasts and slice on the diagonal. Return chicken and onion mixture to the pan; stir in tomatoes. Bring chicken mixture to a simmer.

  • Slice squash in half and scoop out seeds with a spoon. Using a fork, scrape spaghetti-like strands of squash from the peels. Combine squash with chicken and vegetables, increase heat, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer to combine flavors, about 10 minutes. Stir in sour cream if desired.

Nutrition Facts

251 calories; 11.5 g total fat; 39 mg cholesterol; 561 mg sodium. 25.5 g carbohydrates; 15.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2014
Made this tonight and really enjoyed it. I used a red pepper instead of green and didn't add the caraway seed since I didn't have any and it was still very flavorful. My husband added brown rice to his because he thought it needed some rice or pasta with it but I thought it was filling and tasty without it. Also I just cubed the chicken before I cooked it to save some time instead of taking 20 minutes to cook the chicken breasts whole and then slice them up. I'll definitely make this again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/03/2019
Thought this was bland despite using smoked paprika, extra caraway seed and used a can of petite diced tomatoes instead of whole tomatoes. Although it was first time I made spaghetti squash, both my husband and I didn’t care for it. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2014
Made this tonight and really enjoyed it. I used a red pepper instead of green and didn't add the caraway seed since I didn't have any and it was still very flavorful. My husband added brown rice to his because he thought it needed some rice or pasta with it but I thought it was filling and tasty without it. Also I just cubed the chicken before I cooked it to save some time instead of taking 20 minutes to cook the chicken breasts whole and then slice them up. I'll definitely make this again. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2014
Made this tonight and really enjoyed it. I used a red pepper instead of green and didn't add the caraway seed since I didn't have any and it was still very flavorful. My husband added brown rice to his because he thought it needed some rice or pasta with it but I thought it was filling and tasty without it. Also I just cubed the chicken before I cooked it to save some time instead of taking 20 minutes to cook the chicken breasts whole and then slice them up. I'll definitely make this again. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2014
this is the best recipe for spaghetti squash. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2013
Tasty! BUT I did not have caraway seed. I made it the night before and instead of adding canned tomatoes I topped the dish with cut up fresh tomatoes just a few minutes before serving so they were just warm and it did not make it another tomatoe meal. Really enjoyed the Paprika flavor. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2014
Great taste and texture. The picture is mine. We loved it and will have it again. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
05/31/2015
I thought this was an easy meal to make and had a lot of taste. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to eat a meal with 100% fresh foods. We are always on the look out for non processed foods. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2015
Made exactly as recipe states with the exception of Greek yogurt for sour cream. Absolutely delicious The technique for roasting the spaghetti squash is brilliant yielding "al dente" squash this is the only way to cook spaghetti squash Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2016
I used a red pepper instead of green and I used 1 TBSP Smoked paprika and 1 TBSP sweet paprika. I did add the sour cream. I kept the spaghetti squash separate so that diners could choose pasta or squash. I prefer it over the pasta but man is the chicken mixture delicious. Even my two boys love it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2015
Made it. Used lamb and green beans. Didn't have chicken and house didn't like bell peppers Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2018
Left out caraway seeds and it was still delicious!!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/03/2019
Thought this was bland despite using smoked paprika, extra caraway seed and used a can of petite diced tomatoes instead of whole tomatoes. Although it was first time I made spaghetti squash, both my husband and I didn’t care for it. Read More