Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
SmartPoints® value 3*
1 spaghetti squash (about 4 lbs.)
Two 5-oz. boneless skinless chicken breast cutlets, pounded to 1/2-inch thickness
1 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped bell pepper
1/4 cup black beans
1/2 cup red enchilada sauce
1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican-blend cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Microwave squash for 6 minutes, until soft enough to cut. Halve lengthwise; scoop out and discard seeds.
Fill a large baking pan with 1/2 inch water. Add squash halves, cut sides down.
Bake until tender, about 40 minutes.
Meanwhile, bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Season chicken with 1/2 tsp. cumin, 1/4 tsp. garlic powder, 1/8 tsp. chili powder, and 1/4 tsp. salt. Cook chicken for about 4 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
Transfer chicken to a large bowl. Shred with two forks -- one to hold the chicken in place and the other to scrape across and shred it. (Or just finely chop before transferring to the bowl.)
Remove skillet from heat; clean, if needed. Re-spray, and bring to medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper, remaining 1/2 tsp. cumin, 1/4 tsp. garlic powder, 1/8 tsp. chili powder, and 1/4 tsp. salt. Add 3 tbsp. water. Cook and stir until veggies have mostly softened and browned and water has evaporated, about 3 minutes.
Transfer veggies to the large bowl. Add black beans, 1/4 cup enchilada sauce, and 1/4 cup cheese. Mix until uniform.
Remove baking pan from the oven, but leave oven on. Remove squash halves, thoroughly blot dry.
Empty water from baking pan. Return squash halves, cut side up. Use a fork to scrape out squash strands. Transfer 3 cups of squash strands to the large bowl, and mix thoroughly. (Save the rest for another time.)
Divide squash mixture between the hollow squash halves. Evenly top with remaining 1/4 cup enchilada sauce and 1/4 cup cheese.
Bake until filling is hot and cheese has melted, about 5 minutes.
MAKES 4 SERVINGS
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Publish Date: 2016-04-14