Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Spaghetti Squash with Chicken Recipe

A delicious, protein-packed, low-carb, whole30-compliant meal! Contains everything for a healthy dinner.


– 1 medium-sized spaghetti squash roasted – 1 cup red onion or yellow onion, chopped – 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast chopped – 4 cloves garlic minced – 2 tsp paprika – ¼ tsp red pepper flakes optional – 1 (15-oz) can full-fat coconut milk – 1 (8-oz) jar sun-dried tomatoes, drained – 5 ounces baby spinach – Sea salt to taste


Heat the oven to 375°F. Cut the spaghetti squash tip and tail with a sharp knife, then cut it hot dog-style in half. Dull knives make this hard. Be careful when cutting squash.

Step 1

Spoon out seeds and innards. Apply 1-2 tablespoons olive or avocado oil per half to the cut side. Apply oil to skin with fingers or a silicone brush to lightly coat. Season meat with sea salt.

Step 2

Place cut-side-down spaghetti squash on a large baking sheet. Roast spaghetti squash 40–55 minutes on the centre rack of a preheated oven.

Step 3

Cook al dente noodles 35–40 minutes and soft noodles 45–55 minutes, depending on squash size. After baking, let squash cool enough to handle. Make sun-dried tomato sauce while squash roasts.

Step 4

I heat avocado oil on medium in a 12-inch deep-lip nonstick skillet. Sauté the onion for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened. 

Step 5

Add chopped chicken and minced garlic to the skillet evenly. Chicken should be slightly golden-brown after 5–6 minutes of stirring.

Step 6

Add paprika, red pepper flakes, coconut milk, and drained sundried tomatoes. Mix everything. Stir the sauce occasionally as it boils until it thickens to alfredo sauce consistency, 10–15 minutes. 

Step 7

Don't worry if your coconut milk has a lot of flesh-water separation. Remove everything from the can. Heat melts coconut cream and water.

Step 8

Cover baby spinach in skillet. Wilt spinach in 2–3 minutes. Mix with sun-dried tomatoes.

Step 9

Fork-release spaghetti squash strands from halves into sauce-filled skillet. Make sure everything mixes. Test the dish and add sea salt and lemon juice.

Step 10

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