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Lemon Chicken & Spaghetti Squash

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Ingredients

  • For the sauce:
  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 2 chicken breast, cut into 1-2 inch pieces
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 8 ounces baby spinach

Details

Servings 4
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 60mins
Adapted from buzzfeed.com

Preparation

Step 1

1. Preheat oven to 375˚F/200˚C.
2. Poke several holes into the spaghetti squash. Microwave on high for 5 minutes.
3. Cut squash in half along the holes. Remove seeds with a spoon. Drizzle squash with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
4. Place squash upside down on baking tray and bake for 40 minutes until soft. Let cool.
5. Using a skillet, cook the chicken breast on medium-high heat with a little olive oil for 6-8 minutes until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through. Remove chicken from the pan and set aside.
6. Sauté onion for a few minutes. Add garlic and cook for a minute. Add tomatoes and cook for a couple minutes. Cook until onions are translucent.
7. Add lemon juice and chicken broth, and cook until the liquid partially reduces, about 20 minutes. Add chicken and cook for 2 minutes. Add spinach and cook for 2 minutes.
8. Using a fork, shred the inside of the squash.
9. Pour sauce over the squash. Serve immediately.

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