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Delicious Twist on Chicken Parmesan Recipe. Secret ingredient........

Updated on April 12, 2016

This dish will have your family begging for more.

5 stars from 1 rating of Spaghetti Squash Chicken Parmesan

Getting started

I love to cook. I started cooking and experimenting with food when I was 7 years old. My mentors were "Julia Childs" and "The Galloping Gourmet" I loved to watch these two famous chefs and that is where my cooking story begins.

Today, as a mother and wife, I still enjoy preparing fresh healthy meals for my family to enjoy. I get the greatest pleasure watching them enjoy something I have prepared. I have a gift of being able to envision and/or mentally taste what my recipe will be like. I am capable of concocting great meals. My latest meal is the Spaghetti Squash Chicken Parmesan.

Gather your ingredients

First of all I will list the ingredients. You will need:

1 or 2 medium sized spaghetti squash ( depends on your family size)

2 packages of thinly sliced chicken breasts. ( I bought the already sliced breast pieces because it is much easier than slicing them yourself and safer. Plus the pieces will be consistent in size)

2 jars of a prepared spaghetti sauce ( I like Bertolli Tomato and Basil)

Parmesan cheese ( fresh grated or a bottle of Kraft or some other brand already grated)

Mozzarella cheese ( 2 cup package )

Italian seasoned bread crumbs

Garlic powder

Italian seasoning

Black pepper and salt to taste

Some olive oil for sauteing the chicken pieces and for coating the spaghetti squash

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees (this is for baking the squash)



Putting it together

First I cut the squash in half and scooped out the seeds. Then I rubbed some olive oil on the meat side and placed them on the baking pan with the hard skin side up, or meat side down)

Bake for 40 mins checking after 30 to make sure it does not over cook) Take out the squash and let them cool down for handling later.

After the squash cool enough to touch you will scrape out the meat into a bowl and set aside. This is the "Spaghetti" part.

While the squash is baking you can combine the bread crumbs and other seasonings in a large zip lock baggie and shake or knead to combine well. Then coat the chicken pieces in the mixture and saute in a frying pan with a little olive oil. ( you can also choose to use the new flavor infused olive oils that are so popular now, something like 'Herb De Provence" or "Tuscan")

Set the chicken pieces aside to cool. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Now it is time to layer the casserole dish. First you will want to choose a dish large enough to hold the meal. A 13 X 9 dish will do. Use a larger one if you have doubled this for a large family.

Start with a little sauce in the bottom of the dish, then add some of the spaghetti squash, sprinkle with a little Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese then arrange some of the sauteed chicken and add more sauce and cheeses and squash and chicken. You will want to end up with a layer of chicken on top. Add more sauce on top of the chicken and sprinkle with the Parmesan and Mozzarella cheese then place in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes. Make sure the cheese is bubbly and starting to brown. Remove the dish and let it stand for about 5 to 10 minutes. Cut and serve as you like.

I served mine with a fresh garden salad and some crusty rolls.

The dish is so delicious and will have your family begging for you to make it again.

Bon Appetit

We call this a "Keeper"

This dish is a comfort food favorite in my house. I love to to make it and I know it is full of healthy goodness. I don't feel guilty when we have this. Whenever I make something my family really loves, we call it a "Keeper". Serve this with a fresh garden salad and some crusty bread for a meal your family will ask for again and again.

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