Monday, September 28, 2015

Chicken Chow Mein Spaghetti Squash

     Chinese Food I ain't scurred of you!!!  In fact, I love you, ...(don't ever leave me, I want to marry you...but seriously).  The joy I feel for the super duper success of this meal is jaw dropping.  Each of these 6 delicious servings are only 263 calories, 18.9g net carbs, and 26.4g protein.  You are actually consuming health with each and every bite!  (If only...but pretty close...)  Add this to your menu as soon as possible, ... and don't wait for an international occasion!  AND, I have a HUGE secret for baking, cutting and scraping Spaghetti Squash with ease...with my hot tip you will never risk losing a limb during dinner prep again ... ;)

1 Spaghetti Squash
1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
1 medium yellow Onion
1 Tablespoon chopped jarred Garlic
Dash Cayenne
1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
1.5 pounds boneless skinless Chicken Tenders
8oz sliced fresh Mushrooms
1 pound shredded Cole Slaw/Cabbage
2 cups sliced Celery
5oz shredded Carrots
1/2 diced Red Bell Pepper
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1 rounded teaspoon chopped jarred Garlic
2 Tablespoons Dark Brown Sugar
2 teaspoons freshly grated Ginger
1/4 cup Light Soy Sauce
Dash Pepper
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Rice Noodles, for garnish if desired

     Using a meat thermometer, poke several holes in Spaghetti Squash and set in foil lined 9X13 and bake at 375 for one hour.  Remove and cool.  Meanwhile,  heat EVOO in skillet and add Onion, Garlic and Cayenne til golden brown.  Then add Sesame Oil and Chicken til cooked thru, breaking into bite size pieces with spatula.  Add mushrooms til cooked, then add Cole Slaw til softened, finish by adding Celery, Carrots and Bell Pepper til crisp tender (may need to add lid to help steam a little faster).  While cooking mix together all the sauce ingredients and pour into skillet and allow to simmer down.  When ready to serve, easily slice cooled softened Squash, scrap seeds and toss out, then scrap out strands.  Serve Chow Mein mixture over Spaghetti Squash strands and garnish with Rice Noodles if desired.  Enjoy  ;)

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