Thursday, January 5, 2012

Chicken Pad Thai made with Spaghetti Squash



This is our first post in what is hopefully going to be one post a week for a year. We wanted to capture some of the dishes we are creating so our family and friends could have the recipes. Our hope is to make dishes that are unique, delicious and somewhat healthy.

The first dish is something that I found when I Googled "chicken" and "spaghetti squash". I absolutely love Pad Thai and this really seemed like something that could be amazing. The result was delicious.




Ingredients:
1 large spaghetti squash
1 cup bok choy (diced)
1 cup carrots (thinly sliced)
2 cooked chicken breast, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup chicken broth
2 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1 red chili pepper

Garnishes:
2 tbsp dry roasted peanuts, chopped
green onions (chopped)
cilantro
lime wedges

Directions:
Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise. If you are having difficulty cutting it, try microwaving for a minute or two, whole. Scrape away the seeds. Place on foil covered cookie sheet and season with salt and pepper. Roast on 350 degrees for 40-60 minutes. Remove, let sit 5 minutes and then "shred" the squash with a fork.
In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, sauté garlic for 1 minute. Add the bok choy and carrots and sauté over medium-high heat for 3 minutes. Remove to a plate. Add chicken broth, peanut butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar and red chili pepper to skillet. Heat until smooth. Return veggies to the pan, as well as the spaghetti squash. Add in chicken, and heat over medium heat for 5 minutes or until sauce has coated all.
Divide among 2 plates/bowls and top with peanuts, cilantro, green onion, and lime wedge.

Enjoy!

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Wants to see another awesome Spaghetti Squash recipe? http://stuffweate.blogspot.ca/2012/03/spaghetti-squash-with-chicken-meatballs.html


34 comments:

  1. Yum, and welcome to food blogging :) Looking forward to seeing what you cook up this year!

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  2. This was perfection. I microwaved the halved squash instead of roasting (to save time) - much easier!

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  3. Thanks Alisyn. A great tip to save time :)

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  4. This is amazingly delish! I think it is now going into the dinner/lunch rotation!

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    1. Thanks Moregan! Let me know how it goes... I also have a recipe for Spaghetti Squash with Chicken Meatballs :) http://stuffweate.blogspot.ca/p/recipe-list.html

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  5. Has anyone tried making vegan? Veg stock and tofu??

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    1. Totally! I actually did that a few months ago. Tastes just as good without the chicken and chicken broth :)

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    2. I plan to tomorrow night... think I'll use veggie broth and skip the chicken. The tofu sounds like a good plan though and I even have some that I didn't have any plans for. ;)

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    3. Sounds awesome Torry! Let me know how it goes :) Remember the garnishes... they are key!

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  6. Finally got around to making this tonight and it did not disappoint! I shared your link with a bunch of my friends on fb! Can't wait to try more from your blog! Thank you!

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    1. great! thanks for letting me know! Easter treats coming tonight :)

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  7. Great recipe - the sauce is divine! We used shrimp instead of chicken and I served with both squash and rice stick noodles. Will definitely be keeping this one in our rotation!

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  8. Should the chili pepper be whole or should I cut it up in a certain way? So excited to try this!

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    1. I just chopped them up really small! Use more if you like more spice :) Let me know how it goes!

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  9. Made this last night and shared with all my friends on social media. You really have a special dish here. Thanks.

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  10. WOW! I have a "healthy" pad Thai recipe that is usually my go-to. Not anymore. This blew it out of the water. My picky (when it comes to healthy food) boyfriend devoured this and asked for more. I used shrimp instead of chicken, but wow! Amazing find, thanks!

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    1. Nice! My picky BF felt the same way! I just tried doing a fried rice and used Red Quinoa instead. BIG HIT. i'll post about it soon...

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  11. I wanted to give you a heads up that I shared a slightly modified version of this recipe on myfitnesspal.com and linked it back to you for credit as well as the original version. I realize that I should have asked you PRIOR TO DOING SO, but I was super excited, as it's a pretty awesome recipe. :)
    I'll be happy to remove it if you'd like me to.
    Thanks either way for the recipe!

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  12. I made this for dinner tonight...and it was AMAZING! My husband even had seconds. I did double the sauce though because it just wasn't enough to cover ALL the spaghetti squash AND chicken I had. Thank you for the recipe, I will be making this again!

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    1. Awesome! Glad even your hubby liked it :)

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  13. Made this tonight - unbelievable! Thanks for the recipe!

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  14. Cannot wait to try this. Love all the suggestions in the comments.

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  15. Loved this with a few changes. I cooked the chicken separately in a teaspoon of coconut oil for extra flavor. I also felt it needed more of a sweet/spicy flavor so I added 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar and a few tablespoons of sriachia. I also added 1/2 tsp. sesame oil and 1/2 chopped sweet onion. It was awesome!! Thanks for posting the recipe!

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  16. Love this recipe :) I hope it's okay that I shared your link on my personal blog so my friends and family could have the recipe! I love the flavor and we prefer this over regular pad thai now!

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  17. We loved it! Baked the spaghetti squash and chicken the night before, then cooked veggies and put it all together in just moments after work the next day.

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  18. I made this and it was wonderful! I added an egg and used shrimp instead of chicken! I will definitely make this again :)

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    1. Thanks for the comment Jessica. Glad you enjoyed! :)

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  19. wow. i never thought thia chicken without rice of noodle could compete with spaghetti squash but it has won with this dish! thanks for another wonderful and healthy meal!!

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