Zesty Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Boats - Easy Meal Prep Dinner!
For a hearty meal that's lighter on carbs but LOADED with flavor, try these buffalo chicken stuffed spaghetti squash boats! Seriously, if you love classic buffalo wings and blue cheese, this is the recipe for you. No need to fret when it comes to enjoying those flavors on your new healthy lifestyle! Warm, cheesy, delicious—and gluten free! This buffalo chicken stuffed spaghetti squash boat makes healthy dinners more fun and flavorful.
On its own, Buffalo sauce isn’t so bad—it’s typically made with just hot sauce and butter. But, many commercial varieties now use butter flavor, so there’s actually no added fat in the sauce. In fact, many store-bought options are a whopping 0 calories! Just beware of that sodium…
Spaghetti Squash as a Spaghetti Substitute
We’re adding even more nutrition by cooking up a spaghetti squash as our vessel. I love spaghetti squash because it’s low in calories and carbohydrates, gluten free, high in fiber, and loaded with nutrition! And, 1 cup of spaghetti squash has only 7g carbs and 30 calories!
Plus, just half of a spaghetti squash, or one of these buffalo chicken stuffed spaghetti squash boats, contains about 2-3 cups of the vegetable. Clearly, that’s a nutritional win when compared to spaghetti!
And, although spaghetti squash doesn’t exactly take the place of pasta, the shreds do resemble noodles pretty well. As a lower carb option, it makes for an intriguing and enticing nutritious dish. Plus, it’s a VEGETABLE! Well, technically it’s a squash so it is a fruit… But, c’mon—it’s treated like a vegetable in the culinary world.
Easy Ingredients & Flavor Balance!
We only need a few simple seasonings and ingredients to make these buffalo chicken stuffed spaghetti squash boats! The Greek yogurt provides a creamy tang that helps to cut the heat of the Buffalo sauce. And, we’re packing in the protein with shredded chicken. Now, you could bake chicken and shred it yourself (like in my curry chicken salad recipe). Or, you could use pre-cooked (cubed or shredded), or even rotisserie chicken pulled off the bone for added ease and flavor!
For me, the blue cheese is what really brings this flavor bomb home. Of course, these buffalo chicken stuffed spaghetti squash boats couldn’t be MY favorite without some enticing cheese on top! It’s bold and sharp, putting an edge on that spicy Buffalo sauce as intended. And, it gives my taste buds a charming boost that I love!
Or, feel free to top yours with blue cheese or ranch dressing for an extra cool and creamy component. But, they’re just as delicious without, too!Print