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Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash Boats
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Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash Boats

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!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword buffalo chicken spaghetti squash, healthy spaghetti squash recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 581kcal
WW Freestyle Points 6

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 581 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 207mg69%
Sodium 1876mg82%
Potassium 1121mg32%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 69g138%
Vitamin A 920IU18%
Vitamin C 43.3mg52%
Calcium 505mg51%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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