Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash

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A new twist on spaghetti squash.


  • 1 spaghetti squash, halved
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound chicken tenders, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce, or to taste
  • 1 (15 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • ½ red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Place spaghetti squash cut-side down in a baking pan. Pour water around squash.

Bake in the preheated oven until tender when pierced with a fork, about 45 minutes. Cool until easily handled, 5 to 10 minutes. Scrape out and discard seeds. Scrape flesh into strands with a fork.

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken; cook and stir until lightly browned, about 3 minutes per side.

Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and hot sauce; cook and stir until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in squash strands, artichoke hearts, and red bell pepper. Season with oregano, basil, and thyme.

Stir chicken and Parmesan cheese into the saucepan. Cover and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until flavors combine, about 5 minutes.

Preparation time: 30 mins
Cook time: 1 hr 1 min
Total time: 1 hr 36 mins
Servings: 4 – Yield: 4 servings



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