Chicken Taco Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash has been a recent revelation for me. Once I tried it though, I was completely hooked. It takes on any flavor profile and makes you feel like you’re eating pasta with no guilt. I’m in love! This week I decided to use it for this incredible chicken taco stuffed spaghetti squash recipe. It had so much flavor and I also packed it with veggies. Best of all, it really filled us up without being heavy or unhealthy.

First, I prepared the spaghetti squash to roast. I drizzled them really generously with olive oil before I seasoned them with lots of salt and garlic powder. Then they took about 45 minutes to roast to perfection.
While the spaghetti squash roasted, I worked on the yummy filling. I diced up a gorgeous zucchini and red pepper so that I could really pack this dish with vegetables. They also added fantastic flavor and texture.
After that, the filling for the chicken taco stuffed spaghetti squash came together easily in my big skillet. I used lots of taco seasoning and lemon juice to add even more elements of flavor. It smelled so incredible too!
Then I just had to assemble everything. I shredded the spaghetti squash into that gorgeous low carb “pasta” before I stuffed each half to the brim with the chicken filling. Finally, I topped them all with pepper jack for a cheesy kick. I put them back in the oven to just meld together and melt the cheese.

When they came out, oh my goodness were they gorgeous. I loved the colorful vegetables and yummy melty cheese on top. For the final touches I topped each of the chicken taco stuffed spaghetti squash with salsa and avocado. They were the perfect additions for even more flavor and texture. These babies were so satisfying and hearty without any guilt! Hope you all love them too. xoxo

Chicken Taco Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Chicken Taco Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
5 from 1 vote
Chicken Taco Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Chicken Taco Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
 

I absolutely love how flavorful and healthy this chicken taco stuffed spaghetti squash is! It's lean and low carb but still so satisfying with lots of veggies thrown in too.

Course: Main Course
Servings: 4
Calories: 524 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 2 whole spaghetti squash
  • olive oil as needed
  • salt as needed
  • garlic powder as needed
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 whole red bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 1 whole zucchini diced small
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium taco seasoning
  • 1 whole lemon juiced
  • 1 block pepper jack cheese thinly sliced, about 6 ounces
  • salsa for topping
  • 1 whole avocado thinly sliced for topping
Instructions
  1. First, prepare the spaghetti squash. Pre-heat the oven to 400 and line a sheet tray with foil or a silicone mat. Cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and scrape out all of the seeds from each half. Lay them out on the sheet tray and drizzle each of them generously with olive oil. Then sprinkle them all generously with the salt and garlic powder. Get them into the oven for 45-50 minutes, until completely tender. Meanwhile, make the filling.

  2. Heat more olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add in the chicken and break it up as you cook it through. Once it is pretty cooked through, add the diced red pepper, diced zucchini, parsley, taco seasoning and lemon juice. Stir it all together thoroughly and let it gently simmer for about 10 minutes. When it's done, take it off the heat and set it aside.

  3. Once the spaghetti squash is done roasting, take it out and reduce the heat to 350. Then use a fork to completely shred the interior of the squash into gorgeous, low carb "spaghetti". Then evenly divide the chicken filling among the four squash halves to really stuff them to the brim. Then top each squash half with 4 slices of the pepper jack to pretty much cover it. Then put the tray back in the oven for 10 minutes to meld everything together and melt the cheese. Finally, top them all with salsa and sliced avocado and serve immediately! Enjoy! 

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Taco Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 524 Calories from Fat 322
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35.8g 55%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 639mg 27%
Potassium 486mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 14.8g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5.4g 22%
Sugars 4.6g
Protein 38.2g 76%
Calcium 28%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Chicken Taco Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
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12 thoughts on “Chicken Taco Stuffed Spaghetti Squash”

  1. I love that the spaghetti squash is a good replacement for good carbs! Its been awhile since i had spaghetti squash. I’ll definitely use this on my next meal prep😊

  2. I love that you have really upped the nutritional value with the extra veggies. This is a great way to present so many vegetables to kids in a flavor profile they already love.

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