Spaghetti squash is incredibly versatile. It provides incredible texture and a delicious nutty flavor that pairs well with many robust flavors. The heat from spicy buffalo sauce is mellowed out by the squash – and the buffalo chicken combo with squash makes it practically healthy for you too.
I recently discovered the best and quickest way to shred chicken: use a hand mixer. Seriously, just boil the chicken until it’s cooked through then use a hand mixer or a stand mixer with a paddle attachment to shred the chicken perfectly.
When ready to serve, top the squash with a generous helping of blue cheese crumbles, shredded parmesan and fresh parsley to really make it pop. It’s a delicious game day dish or for date night in.
Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash
- 1 spaghetti squash
- 2 chicken breasts
- ⅓ cup Frank's Red Hot wing sauce + more for topping
- 2 tablespoons butter melted
- ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup jalapeno chopped
- ¼ cup red onion chopped
- ¼ cup green onion chopped
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese + more for topping
- ½ cup mozzarella cheese pearls
- ½ cup blue cheese crumbles for topping
- celery for serving
- fresh parsley for topping, optional
- Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Salt the water and add the chicken breasts, Cook for 25-30 minutes, until the chicken breasts are cooked through.
- Preheat the oven to 400F. Use a sharp knife to poke a hole in the center of the spaghetti squash. Microwave for 5 minutes – this will make it super easy to cut the squash in half, Use the hole as a starting point to hut the squash in half lengthwise.
- Scrape out the seeds from the center of each half. Place the squash facedown on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until browned and tender. The squash will appear visibly softer.
- While the squash cooks, put the cooked chicken breast in a large bowl with the red hot sauce, Greek yogurt, jalapenos, and onions. Use a hand mixer to shred the chicken until it is completely shredded and loose. Stir in the green onion, Parmesan cheese and mozzarella pearls.
- Remove the squash from the oven and flip over so the flesh side is facing up. Loosen the stringy insides of each half then pile on the buffalo chicken mixture. Gently press into the squash. Place an aluminum tent over the squash and place back into the oven for an additional 25-30 minutes – uncover for the last five minutes of cooking.
- Serve each half alongside some fresh celery and top with blue cheese crumbles, Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley, as desired. Enjoy!