When the Mexican food craving hits, this healthy Chicken Fajita Stuffed Spaghetti Squash is the perfect go-to dish! Spiced chicken is sautéed with colorful veggies and served in an oven roasted squash bowl.
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 1hour5minutes
Total Time 1hour15minutes
Author Karrie | Tasty Ever After
2spaghetti squashes , cut in half lengthwise and seeds removed(about 3 pounds each)
3chicken breasts , skinless and boneless , cut into 1 ½ inch pieces
1 teaspoonground cumin
1lime , zested and juiced
2medium sized bell peppers , cut into thin slices(red, green, and/or yellow)
2medium sized onions , cut into thin slices
3tablespoonscooking oil, separated
sea salt and fresh ground black pepper , to taste
1 ½cups Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack cheese , shredded
Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Coat with the inside of each squash with 1 tablespoon of oil and season lightly with salt and pepper. Place the four squash halves flesh side down on a baking sheet. Bake for 50 minutes, or until the squash is fork tender.
While the squash is baking, prepare the chicken. In a large bowl, combine the chili powder, oregano, garlic powder, cumin, cinnamon, lime zest and juice. Add the chicken pieces and mix until thoroughly coated. Cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.
About 10 minutes before squash is finished cooking, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the bell peppers and onion slices and saute until tender-crisp (about 5-6 minutes). Remove from pan and set aside. In the same pan, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil and saute the chicken pieces over medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes. Add the pepper and onion mixture back to the pan, mix together with the chicken, and saute for another minute. Add salt and pepper to taste.
When the spaghetti squash is finished cooking, remove from oven and increase temperature to 425F degrees. Turn each squash half flesh side up and fill each half with an equal amount of the chicken fajita mixture. Top with the shredded cheese and place back in the oven for 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.