Chicken and Spaghetti Squash Alfredo

Decadent Alfredo sauce mixed in with spaghetti squash and chicken. I am not a girl who likes to eat veggies and I found this to be delicious!

1
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 1 (3 pound) spaghetti squash, halved and seeded

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 ounces cream cheese, cut into cubes

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 8 ounces cooked chicken breast strips, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 1 tablespoon butter

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with foil.

  2. Rub 1 tablespoon olive oil on the flesh of the squash. Place squash, cut-sides down, on the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until squash is tender when pierced with a fork, 45 to 60 minutes.

  4. When squash has about 10 minutes left, melt 1/4 cup butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add cream cheese, a few cubes at a time, and whisk as they melt. Add heavy cream; cook and whisk until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Slowly add Parmesan cheese, whisking until fully melted before adding more. Continue cooking until sauce thickens, 4 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

  5. At the same time, combine remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add cooked chicken and toss for 2 to 3 minutes to brown it up a little.

  6. Remove squash from the oven and use a fork to shred the flesh into a bowl. Ladle some sauce into the squash and mix to combine. Add some chicken and the remaining sauce, then mix again. Top with remaining chicken.

Cook's Notes:

Cut spaghetti squash in half vertically for shorter strands, or horizontally for longer strands.

You can cook your own chicken if preferred.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

707 Calories
56g Fat
26g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 707
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 56g 72%
Saturated Fat 30g 152%
Cholesterol 197mg 66%
Sodium 496mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 8mg 39%
Calcium 309mg 24%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 601mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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