This Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash Bowl with Chicken and Spinach is an easy and healthy dinner idea!
I usually have five dinners a week planned. At least one night a week, we have a “throw together” dinner. This just means I throw together whatever we have on hand and call it dinner. Sometimes, it doesn’t work so well. Other times, I find an accidental winner.
That’s what happened when I first made this Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash Bowl with Chicken and Spinach. I defrosted some chicken and saw we had spaghetti squash, spinach, and feta cheese that needed to be used. What came together was a delicious and healthy meal that will become one of the meals I regularly plan.
Cooking the spaghetti squash takes some time, but other than that this is a quick dinner. You can even speed that up by using the microwave to cook your spaghetti squash. Has anyone tried to cook their spaghetti squash in an Instant Pot? (affiliate link) I need to try that!
Besides the cooking of the spaghetti squash part, let me show you how quick and easy this healthy dinner is. You start by cooking your cubed chicken in a pan, then add the spinach for a brief soiree and then, voila, your spaghetti squash topping is almost ready.
Once your spaghetti squash is cooked, wait until it’s just cool enough to handle. Use a fork to scrape out the strands of cooked spaghetti squash and put it in a bowl.
You’re going to top everything with a lovely red wine vinaigrette and some feta cheese. I used feta cheese with Mediterranean spices, and recommend that if you can find it, but if not plain feta will work.
I note that this serves 4, but not generously. If you have an exceptionally hungry family, you may want to double it. As usual, my kids eat everything separate and plain, but they will eat all of the ingredients of this, even if they aren’t all together. SIGH.
Will your whole family eat this? I would love to hear about it! Let me know if you give it a try.Print
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