Saturday, March 25, 2017

Chicken Spaghetti

     You know what, where there's a will there's a way!  My family was having a big Spaghetti feed, and I wanted to join in but without all the nasty carbs... so what's a girl to do!?  Problem solve that's what!  Yes, this takes a smidge more effort to make two different meals for the same occasion, but hey, #priorities...  While my loved one's are overdosing as their blood sugar is on a steady climb, I will peacefully be enjoying my Chicken Spaghetti for a huge serving at 339 calories, 18g net carbs and 26g protein... and did I mention I will be enjoying dinner in my comfortably fitting skinny jeans...(while they are unbuttoning the top button of their mom jeans).  Morale of the story, don't give up, join the party, but just figure out healthier options and keep the portions in check!  #partyondude

Ingredients for 4 servings~
1 small Spaghetti Squash, cut and seeded
1 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 medium yellow sweet Onion, diced
1 Tablespoon chopped Garlic
Dash Cayenne Pepper
1 pound ground Chicken
1 pound sliced fresh Mushrooms
1 cup Spaghetti Sauce
4 teaspoons shredded Parmesan

     Place cut seeded Squash face down on foil lined cookie sheet, bake at 400 for one hour.  Meanwhile, heat EVOO in skillet, add Onion, Garlic and Cayenne til golden brown.  Add Chicken and cook thru, drain fat.  Add sliced Mushrooms to skillet, add lid to increase cook time.  Remove Squash from oven and scrape strands to yield 4 cups.  Plate one cup Squash, top with 1/4 cup Sauce, and 1/4 of the Chicken mixture, and garnish with 1 teaspoon Parmesan, repeat with remaining ingredients.  Season as desired.  Enjoy  :)

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