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Good idea - kinda like Parmesan chicken

Posted by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 9:48 PM
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Baked Spaghetti Squash Chicken Parmesan Boats
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 4 Serving Size: 1 boat • Old Points: 6 pts • Points+: 6 pts
Calories: 326 • Fat: 8 g • Protein: 29 g • Carb: 35 g • Fiber: 7 g • Sugar: 10 g
Sodium: 318.5 mg (without salt)

Ingredients:

  • 2 small/medium ripe spaghetti squash
  • salt and fresh pepper, to taste
  • 4 thin chicken cutlets, about 3 oz each
  • pinch garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 2 cups quick marinara sauce, warm
  • 1 cup part skim shredded mozzarella (Polly-o)


Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°. 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. Roast about an hour or until the skin gives easily under pressure and the inside is tender.

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

Meanwhile, while the squash is roasting, season chicken cutlets with salt, pepper, garlic powder and oregano. Heat a grill pan (or a George formal grill) over medium-high heat, when hot grill chicken on both sides until cooked through, about 3-5 minutes. Set aside on a dish.


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. Season with salt and pepper, then spoon about 1/4 cup marinara in each boat.


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, then top with cheese and place back into the hot oven and cook until the cheese is melted and the sauce is hot, about 12 minutes. Garnish with fresh basil and serve with parmesan cheese on the side if desired.


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Caylems-Mamaw
by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 10:35 PM

this sounds and looks really good

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Jan. 9, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Yum!  and I've got a LOT of spaghetti squash to use!

OliviasMommy611
by Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 7:23 AM
Yummy I love sphagetti squash!
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matreshka
by Platinum Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 10:16 AM

OOH, I like it. Might be a good way to get DH to eat squash. I love squash.

specialwingz
by Corey on Jan. 9, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Mmmmm, love spaghetti squash.  I love stuffing it with various different things.  It's a great twist on serving "pasta".

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