Chicken Alfredo Spaghetti Squash Boats

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Yum, yum, yum!  I saw something similar to this on Pinterest  a while back, but didn’t pin it…. so I kinda had to wing it when I finally decided to give this recipe a try.

Basically I just baked the spaghetti squash for a bit and then added all the yummy stuff on top and baked it a bit more.  Not rocket science….. really, really yum though!  Baking the squash with the sauce in it really added flavor to the squash.

Chicken Alfredo Spaghetti Squash Boats

Ingredients:

  • 1 Spaghetti Squash (How to: HERE) – Only thing I did differently was that I roasted it right side up, like a boat, instead of upside down.  Be sure to leave enough squash on the ends so that your ‘boat’ doesn’t leak!
  • 1/2 Recipe OMG Alfredo Sauce  (HERE)
  • 1 – 2 tsp Garlic, minced
  • 1 c. Chicken, shredded
  • Parmesan & Mozzarella Cheese (I used about a 1/2 a cup…. more or less to your preference)

Directions:

Slice both ends off the spaghetti squash (don’t slice off too much or your sauce will leak out of the ‘boat’) and scoop out the seeds.  (You can save the seeds and plant them later!)  Place both halves of the squash in a glass baking dish, right side up, and bake at 375° for 30 minutes.

Remove the squash from the oven and layer the garlic, chicken and mozzarella in the ‘boat’.  Top with as much Alfredo as you like (or as much as your boat can hold!).. be generous, the squash will soak up some of the sauce.  Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top and bake for another 25-30 minutes.  Parmesan cheese should be bubbly and golden brown.

Transfer each squash boat to a plate and enjoy!  Use your fork to scrape up the squash and mix with the chicken and sauce as you eat.

 

Wild News!

Brian and I have a bit of exciting news….. We’ve become Wildtree Reps!

Last weekend Mom, Brian and I were at a Strawberry Festival and as we were wondering through the booths we came across a company that I hadn’t heard of before (I’m an Event Coordinator for another festival, so I know a lot of direct sales companies).  Wildtree is direct sales company that specializes in all natural spices, mixes and oils.  Every Wildtree product is natural: containing no additives, preservatives, MSG or food dyes.  The typical Wildtree event is done as a tasting party.  Does this sound like me and Brian, or what?  Eeep!

We bought the Infused Grapeseed Oil Set and the Alfredo Extraordinaire at the festival.  I wanted the Alfredo sauce mix because I’ve found it hard to find many without wheat and  I actually knew what all the ingredients in the mix were!  (How rare is that?)

We sampled a number of the oils at the festival….. The reps even had popcorn for us to dip into the oil samples.  How’s that for nice?  Most companies that offer samples just have pretzels or bread cubes.  Popcorn for those of us avoiding gluten… nice!

I couldn’t wait to get home and start trying out the oils and the Alfredo sauce mix.

Since we’re trying to stay low-carb, Brian and I have been on a Spaghetti Squash kick.  I already had some squash roasted and frozen, so I just grabbed it out of the freezer and let it thaw for the afternoon.  I put it in the oven for about 30 minutes to heat it back up.  I hadn’t tried freezing and reheating it before, but it turned out just fine.

I was really pleased with the Alfredo sauce mix. Yes, you can just buy Alfredo sauce in a jar, but one jar is too much for just the two of us (and have you read the list of ingredients?  Do you know what half of those things are?).  Most of the time I don’t have all the ingredients on hand to make Alfredo sauce from scratch, but I always have butter and milk. This will be nice to just have on hand.   I’m already imaging other recipes!

Over dinner we discussed Wildtree and talked about signing up as reps.  Working for a small family company, I either have tons of time available or none at all.  Something like this would give me some nice flexibility.    I had considered joining a direct sales company before, but hadn’t come across a product that I felt passionate about.  Wildtree is FOOD… HEALTHY FOOD!  And instead of those parties where the reps convince you to buy purses that you will use twice or candles that you will yard-sale……I’ve bought plenty in my time… not knocking em…. that’s just not for me….. These are FOOD Parties!  What is more fun than getting together with your friends and having a tasting party?!  Brian liked that these are parties that, as a guy, he would enjoy too.  We especially liked that the products were all natural and preservative, additive, dye and GMO free.  This is a product and a company that fits US.

So you are going to be seeing more recipes on my blog using Wildtree products.  Not ALL of my recipes…. but more.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! If you are interested in more info about the products or hosting your own Tasting Party please message me!  I would love to introduce you to Wildtree!  Of course if you just want to shop online, you can use my online store too.


Spaghetti Squash Chicken Alfredo

Ingredients

1/2 c. MilkSpaghetti Squash Alfredo

1/2 c. Alfredo Extraordinaire

5 Tbs. Butter

2 Chicken Breasts

1 Spaghetti Squash

Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil

Directions 

In a small pan, cook the chicken with a tablespoon or two of the Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil.  (I hate dirtying multiple pans, so I set the chicken on a plate and reused the same pan.)

Melt 5 tablespoons of butter and add the milk and Alfredo sauce and mix.  (I just followed the directions on the package.)

Top roasted spaghetti squash with Alfredo sauce and chicken (and mushrooms if you like!)