Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Pesto Chicken Spaghetti

     Wondering what to have for dinner tonight!?  How bout Pesto Chicken Spaghetti!?  Indulge in this hearty flavorful dish for only 388 calories, 12g net carbs and 28g protein per serving.  I call that the perfect way to end the day, after all you deserve it!

Ingredients for 4 servings~
1 Roma Tomato, diced and drained on Paper Towel
1 Spaghetti Squash, cut in half lengthwise and seeds removed
1/4 cup Pesto (I use store bought, if you are feelin' all Martha Stewartish, make your own! #freak)
1 pound Chicken Breasts
2 large Zucchini, cut in half lenthwise
1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Dash Garlic Powder
Dash Onion Powder
Dash Salt
Dash Pepper
2 Tablespoons Butter
1 Tablespoon shaved Parmesan
1 Tablespoon Walnuts, broken in pieces

     Dice Roma and drain on Paper Towel, several hours if possible.  When ready place cleaned Spaghetti Squash face down in 400 degree oven on foil lined cookie sheet for 50 minutes.  Meanwhile spread Chicken Breasts with a 1/3 of the Pesto, grill for approx 4-5 minutes, flip and spread on another 1/3 of the Pest and continue to grill another 4-5 minutes, repeat one more time with remaining Pesto.  When finished, rub Zucchini halves with EVOO and season with Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Salt and Pepper and grill for approximately 5 minutes on each side.  Remove inner Spaghetti strands from Squash into large Pasta Bowl, stir in Butter til melted and incorporated and top with Chicken Breasts, slice Zucchini and sprinkle in bowl.  Top with diced Tomato, Parmesan and Walnuts.  Enjoy  :)

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