Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins
This dish will satisfy your Italian cravings without spiking your blood sugar. Significantly reduce the glycemic impact of starchy spaghetti by replacing it with wholesome spaghetti squash. Top with a moist chicken cutlet, a splash of sauce, and freshly grated Parmesan cheese for a slimmed-down version of the classic.
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
- 1⁄2 cup buttermilk or 1⁄2 cup nonfat milk
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 large spaghetti squash, cut in half
- 1⁄2 cup rice flour or 1⁄2 cup unbleached flour or 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄3 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon seasoning salt
- 1 3⁄4 cups spaghetti sauce
- 1. PLACE the chicken in a 13" x 9" baking dish and pierce in several places with a fork. Pour the buttermilk over the chicken and turn to coat both sides. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- 2. PLACE the squash, cut sides up, in a microwaveable dish. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 25 minutes, or until forktender. Using a fork, scrape the flesh from the squash. Keep warm.
- 3. MEANWHILE, preheat the oven to 375°F.
- 4. IN a shallow dish, combine the flour, 1/4 cup of the cheese, the garlic powder, and seasoning salt. Dredge the chicken in the flour mixture, then return to the pan with the buttermilk, then coat again with flour. Place in another large baking dish coated with cooking spray. Spoon about 2 tablespoons spaghetti sauce onto each chicken breast and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
- 5. BAKE for 25 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted in the thickest portion registers 160°F and the juices run clear.
- 6. MEANWHILE, heat the remaining sauce in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Serve with the chicken and spaghetti squash.
I made this for dinner tonight and will definitely be adding it to the rotation! It is delicious! I was not sure what to do with the lemon juice however, so I omitted that ingredient. Any further info as to when to add lemon juice would be appreciated! This is a hit in our house for sure! Thanks for sharing!