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Alfredo Chicken Spaghetti Squash

Lexy introduced me to the spaghetti squash alfredo while we were on Christmas vacation and it was so good! When I went to the store the other day I wanted to grab the ingredients to have on hand for lunches.

I experimented with adding protein…….

I cut up chicken breast into chunks and threw it in a hot skillet with a little olive oil.  I seasoned the chicken as it was cooking  with this McCormick Mediterranean seasoning real good and browned it until done.  I dished out 3 oz of chicken for my serving- 3pts+

 

 

I found this flavor alfredo sauce and had to try it! it is sooo good! Serving size is 1/4 cup – 2pts+

 

 

I threw in about 1/2 cup spaghetti squash and some fresh tomatoes on top and a sprinkle of dried sweet basil! – 0

**A yummy well rounded meal with veggies and protein for only 5pts+!

 

 

another version is to add spaghetti sauce to the chicken and serve over the spaghetti squash – YUMMY!!

 

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About Carman

36 year old military wife of 18 years and stay at home mom to 4 incredible kids (3 girls ages 17, 11, 11 and our son is 6). After my 4th, and final baby, I decided I wanted to be more active, healthier, happier, and to be an example to my kids. I joined Weight Watchers and started using the Points Plus program to learn portion control, moderation, and develop healthier habits. I also used the dietSNAPS app to track my meals and it was such a life changer for me to literally *see* what I was putting in my body! Cyndi, Lexy and I created this blog to be accountability partners and that has been a huge key to this journey! I love to cook and I love converting my favorite recipes into a healthier version for my family to enjoy! I love the after effects of exercising :) I love challenging myself to fitness goals to change things up and in doing so I have run numerous 5K/10K's, several half marathons, one full 26.2 marathon, and a Tough Mudder. I love circuit training, weight training, and running sprints. My goal is to inspire others to take their health seriously, and to show how small changes can lead to big results.

6 thoughts on “Alfredo Chicken Spaghetti Squash

  1. Juanita

    It’s been a long time since I baked spaghetti squash. Will it store in the fridge without getting mushy? Hubby doesn’t like it. I bought a large bag of the smaller portion chicken breasts from SAMS and would like to try this.

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    1. Lexy

      I have noticed that it depends on how long I cook the spaghetti squash…. the shorter amount of time, approx 10 minutes, it will keep more crispy in the fridge… longer the time…. 12 – 14 minutes, it tends to get more mushy. I hope that helps???

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  2. Juanita

    The spaghetti squash I had was almost 5 lbs. I pierced it well and cooked it in the microwave at 70% power and stopped it every 5 minutes to check its progress. It took 17 minutes to get that sucker done. I let it cool for over an hour and cut it in half, scooped out the seeds and then scraped out a large amount of squash. It had a good texture, sweet and nutty tasting, and was very good topped with the shredded chicken from another one of your recipes plus the Alfredo sauce from above. I froze the leftover squash in individual size containers and I hope it’s not mushy when I use it.

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    1. Lexy

      I just remembered a link to making spaghetti squash that you might like to see?? I’ve learned so much from Roni’s site… check out her spaghetti squash video post HERE
      Also, let me know how the frozen portions turn out for you… I’m curious!! :) So good to see you again today!

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  3. Carman Post author

    That’s awesome Juanita! I’m glad you liked it. When I freeze it I usually freeze it with a serving of turkey chili. If for some reason it doesn’t freeze well by itself just know it does freeze well with chili or even the shredded chicken. Then you just pull it out of the freezer and pop it in the microwave when you want a quick and easy meal. 😉

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    1. Juanita

      Lexi, I had actually looked at that video and followed her instructions EXCEPT I cooked it at 70% power because I read of spaghetti squashes exploding in the microwave. This one cooked well but because it was so large, it took 17 minutes. HEB didn’t have any small ones. I’m making Rick spaghetti sauce tonight so I’ll thaw a container of the squash for me and let you know if it’s yummy or mushy.

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