Spaghetti Squash Chicken Parmesan Recipe As Seen On TASTY!

We’ve all seen the videos, and this one from Tasty was a winner. I adapted it slightly to be a little lighter. Either way it was a huge hit! No one missed the bad for you pasta!

If you haven’t seen this video, here it is:

https://www.facebook.com/buzzfeedtasty/videos/1688876744698301/

The video is pretty quick, so I broke down the recipe for you. I did change up how to do the chicken. As much as I love fried chicken, I wanted to make it a little healthier. So I did a quick baked chicken tenders instead. You can choose to fry the chicken if you prefer using their method.

The end result was fantastic. My husband and 13 year old son loved it and said they’d eat it anytime.

I’ve never done spaghetti squash but had plans to. The last time I tried it, I couldn’t cut the squash in half. The trick to pre-bake it in the microwave worked great. I found that 3 minutes was too short, so go for the full 5 minutes.

So, I fully suggest you try this recipe at home. But be warned, it is a bit time consuming as it takes about 45 minutes to prepare the spaghetti squash.

Here’s a step by step guide:
Roast Squash
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Score squash by puncturing it with a knife. Microwave for 5 minutes to soften so you can cut into it (otherwise, good luck).

Score Squash multiple times

Score Squash multiple times

Cut squash in half and scoop out the seeds and innards.

Scoop out innards

Scoop out innards

Brush Garlic Olive Oil onto flesh of squash. Sprinkle with Salt & Pepper. Place face down and roast in oven at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.

Brush on Olive Oil and Salt & Pepper

Brush on Olive Oil and Salt & Pepper

Bake Chicken
While squash is baking, in a large bowl, beat the eggs with milk and a couple dashes of salt & pepper.

Mix eggs & milk

Mix eggs & milk

In another bowl, place 1/2 the breadcrumbs.

Breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs

Put some tinfoil down on a cookie sheet and spray liberally with Cooking Spray like Pam.

Spray tinfoil liberally

Spray tinfoil liberally

Sprinkle chicken lightly with salt & pepper. Dip in the eggs. Then dip in the breadcrumbs and place on the tinfoil. Do this for all the chicken tenders.

Chicken ready for oven

Chicken ready for oven

Spray the chicken tenders liberally with pam.

Spray liberally with pam

Spray liberally with pam

Place in the oven with the squash and set another timer for 20 minutes. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes, removing the chicken tenders when done and the squash when done (they should be done close to the same time, it depends on how long it took you to prep the chicken tenders).

Finish It!
When the squash is done, remove from the oven and flip over. Looks delicious, right? It gets better…

Roasted Squash

Roasted Squash

Using a fork, scrape the inside of the squash which will come off like spaghetti noodles (hence Spaghetti Squash). Do this until most of the flesh is revealed as spaghetti. Do not puncture the outer layer.

Fork it!

Fork it!

Pour some of the sauce over the forked squash.

Pour sauce over squash

Pour sauce over squash

Place 3-4 chicken strips on top of the sauce.

Add Cooked Chicken

Add Cooked Chicken

Place more sauce on top of the chicken. Top with Mozzarella Cheese…

Top with sauce and cheese

Top with sauce and cheese

And broil on High for 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted and starts to brown. Remove and EAT! Enjoy!

Broil

Broil

Spaghetti Squash Chicken Parmesan

By author Adapted by Dish Ditty Recipes from Tasty!

Ingredients

Bake Chicken Tenders

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 2-3 dashes Salt & Pepper
  • 1-2 cup Italian Seasoned Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Package Chicken Tenders (about 6-8 pieces)
  • Pam Cooking Spray

Roast Squash

  • Spaghetti Squash
  • 2-4 tablespoons Garlic Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper

Finish it!

  • 4oz Mozzarella Cheese (shredded)
  • 1 jar Spaghetti Sauce

Directions

Roast Squash
Step 1
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Score squash by puncturing it with a knife. Microwave for 5 minutes to soften so you can cut into it (otherwise, good luck).

Cut squash in half and scoop out the seeds and innards. Brush Garlic Olive Oil onto flesh of squash. Sprinkle with Salt & Pepper. Place face down and roast in oven at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.
Bake Chicken Tenders
Step 2
While squash is baking, in a large bowl, beat the eggs with milk and a couple dashes of salt & pepper. In another bowl, place 1/2 the breadcrumbs.

Put some tinfoil down on a cookie sheet and spray liberally with Cooking Spray like Pam.

Sprinkle chicken lightly with salt & pepper. Dip in the eggs. Then dip in the breadcrumbs and place on the tinfoil. Do this for all the chicken tenders.

Spray the chicken tenders liberally with pam.

Place in the oven with the squash and set another timer for 20 minutes. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes, removing the chicken tenders when done and the squash when done (they should be done close to the same time, it depends on how long it took you to prep the chicken tenders).
Finish It!
Step 3
When the squash is done, remove from the oven and flip over. Looks delicious, right? It gets better...

Using a fork, scrape the inside of the squash that will come off like spaghetti noodles (hence Spaghetti Squash). Do this until most of the flesh is revealed as spaghetti. Do not puncture the outer layer.

Pour some of the sauce over the forked squash.

Place 3-4 chicken strips on top of the sauce.

Place more sauce on top of the chicken. Top with Mozzarella Cheese...

And broil on High for 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted and starts to brown. Remove and EAT! Enjoy!

Spaghetti Squash Chicken Parmesan by Dish Ditty Recipes

Spaghetti Squash Chicken Parmesan

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