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SPAGHETTI SQUASH CHOW MEIN



Servings: 3 Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 60 minutes


INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 tablespoons Toasted Sesame Oil

  • 1 large skinless, boneless chicken breast

  • 1 large spaghetti squash

  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut sugar or Stevia)

  • 2 teaspoon ginger powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper (or black pepper)

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 3 stalks celery, sliced diagonally

  • 2 cups coleslaw mix (shredded cabbage and carrots) *Note: 2 cups = 1 bag

DIRECTIONS:

Cut spaghetti squash in half, length-wise and scoop out seeds. Lay skin side up in a 13x9" Pyrex and pour 1/2" of water in the bottom of the pan.

Bake at 400° for 30-40 minutes, until flesh is very tender.

Once done, scoop out flesh with a fork so that it breaks apart into strings; set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together coconut aminos, garlic, sugar, ginger and pepper; set aside.

Heat Sesame Oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Place chicken breat in pan and cook through, about 8 minutes. Remove chicken from skillet and let rest 5 minutes and then shred.

Wipe skillet clean and heat Sesame Oil over the medium heat. Add onion and celery and cook, stirring often, until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in cabbage until heated through, about 1 minute.

Stir in spaghetti squash and sauce mixture until well combined, about 2 minutes.

Serve immediately.

Notes: We eliminated a great deal of sodium by using coconut aminos rather than soy sauce. We also cut down sugar by replacing the recommended 1 tablespoon of sugar with only 1/2 tablespoon.

Recipe Credit: Natalie Copeland, Flavored Fork

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