Thursday, January 7, 2016

Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash

Get in my Belly!! LOL, but seriously. You have to try this one.
It's amazing. Simple...and I mean who doesn't love buffalo everything?

When I was pregnant with my son, that was my 1 craving. Yep, hot sauce. Haha. I used it on everything. My favorite thing was to dip McDonalds French fries in it... (before my clean eating days of course) ;)

Now I still use it all the time. This week I had roasted buffalo cauliflower and now this.
 


Ingredients:-1 spaghetti squash
-2 chicken breasts
-half a cup of low fat mozzarella cheese/cheddar cheese
-handful of blue cheese crumbles
-1 onion
-1/4th cup of Franks Buffalo Sauce
-1/2 c. plain greek yogurt
 -1 TB of olive oil
-Garlic Powder (or diced garlic)

 First cut your spaghetti squash in half. This is not an easy task LOL. (You need a big knife and some muscles.) Then rub just a little olive oil and salt and pepper on both sides. Face up, place them on a baking pan, bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
 
While thats cooking in the oven, boil your chicken. I placed 2 chicken breasts in a pot of boiling water for about 10 minutes. Remove, let cool, and shred with a fork. (don't try to do this while its hot, it hurts LOL)
 
Take another pan on medium heat with the olive oil, add your sliced onions and shredded chicken. Cook until your onions are transluscent, then add your buffalo sauce and garlic. Reduce heat to LOW and cover. When your squash is out of the oven, let it cool for about 10 minutes. Then once its cool, using a fork, scrape your squash to get all of it into the center.  And you want to make room for your topping.
 
 Once you’ve scraped all the squash loose, just flatten it out so you can fill your squash boats! Add the plain greek yogurt to your buffalo chicken mixture if you prefer a more creamy texture. Split your buffalo chicken, onion, greek yogurt mixture between each half. Then top with mozzarella/cheddar cheese. Broil in the oven for about 5 minutes, until the cheese is bubbly. When it comes out top with the blue cheese and herbs for seasoning.
 
Thats it! I promise, it sounds more complicated than it is! You HAVE to give this a try!
 
Half of one of the halves is a serving, BUT it is dependant on the size of your squash. These were on the medium side, and once I measured my portions for the 21 day fix, this equals out to about ONE green (squash), 1.5 red (chicken and yogurt), 1 blue (cheese), and 1 orange (sauce). For recipes like this, I typically measure everything BEFORE its baked, so that I can know my exact portions.
 
I cant wait for you to try this!
 
If you want more recipes like this, email me to join my next challenge! coachalishasmith@gmail.com 

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