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Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash Boats

Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash Boats

4.66 from 23 votes
These Healthy Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash Boats will be your new favorite gluten free dinner. Low carb, cheesy + loaded with spicy buffalo sauce - they're easy and delicious!
WW Freestyle Points 6
Prep Time : 5 minutes
Cook Time : 50 minutes
Serves : 2 people
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400. Prepare a lined baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat baking sheet. Spray sheet with olive oil. Slice the spaghetti squash lengthwise, remove seeds + place on baking sheet. 
  • Spray the spaghetti squash with olive oil and place open face up (see photos). Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, remove the sheet from the oven and add whole chicken breasts to the sheet. Spray chicken breasts with olive oil and return to the oven. Bake for 20 minutes.
  • While the spaghetti squash is cooking, mix together broccoli, cheese, hot sauce, yogurt + pepper.
  • Once the spaghetti squash is cooked, shred by pulling at the center with a fork. Remove about half of the squash from the skins. 
  • Shred chicken by pulling apart with two forks. Add shredded chicken and and shredded spaghetti squash filling to the the veggie/cheese/yogurt mixture.
  • Stuff the spaghetti squash skins with the mixture + put back into the oven for 12 minutes
  • Optional: For the last 2 minutes turn the oven on Broil/High to get an extra brown, crispy, cheesy top

Notes

Time Saving Tips for Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash Boats

  • Cook the spaghetti squash before. That takes the longest.  Wondering how do you cook a spaghetti squash in the microwave or instant pot? Here is a post on how to cook spaghetti squash in the microwave and here is a post about how to cook spaghetti squash in the instant pot. Both methods take about 10 minutes. You can also just bake the spaghetti squash per the directions in the post at 400 for 30 minutes total. You can bake it the night before you want to have them for dinner and shred so that you're 30 minutes ahead of the game come dinner time!
  • Cook the chicken ahead of time.  You have a few options for shredded chicken. You can make my Easy Instant Pot Shredded Chicken, you can cook the chicken in the crockpot (you’d have to do it the day before or in the morning) OR you can say whatevs and just buy a rotisserie chicken and shred it up.. any method will work.
  • My favorite thing to do is prep everything per the directions up until step seven. Then I just wrap the spaghetti squash boats and put them in the fridge for a few days so I can just take the out and bake for 12-15 minutes until the cheese is melty and they're warm throughout!
WW Freestyle note: Save 2SP per serving by using low fat cheese

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash Boats
Amount Per Serving (1 spaghetti squash boat (based off 2 servings))
Calories 685 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 204mg68%
Sodium 1974mg86%
Potassium 1618mg46%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 71g142%
Vitamin A 1499IU30%
Vitamin C 53mg64%
Calcium 599mg60%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. This is an estimate and can vary pending your ingredients
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