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Spaghetti squash makes a fantastic, healthy meal when topped with an easy chicken puttanesca sauce. 220 calories and 1 Weight Watchers SP | Recipe | Authentic | Spicy | Gluten Free | Easy | Quick | Recipes #puttanescasauce #chickenrecipes #spaghettisquash #smartpoints #weightwatchers
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Chicken Puttanesca with Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Spaghetti squash makes a fantastic, healthy meal when topped with an easy chicken puttanesca sauce. 220 calories and 1 Weight Watchers SP.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Entrees
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Gluten Free, Healthy Dinner Recipes, Poultry Recipes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 220.3kcal

Ingredients

The Spaghetti Squash:

  • 1 3 pound spaghetti squash

The sauce::

Instructions

The Spaghetti Squash:

  • Using a large, sharp knife, pierce the spaghetti squash in several places.
  • Place the spaghetti squash in a glass baking dish and cook in the microwave on high for about 15 minutes, turning the squash halfway through cooking.
  • Before handling, let the squash stand for 10 minutes. Cut in half lengthwise and scrape out the seeds and fibers. Using a fork, twist out strands of the spaghetti squash flesh and place in a large bowl. Keep warm until ready to serve.

The Sauce:

  • Lightly coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, season with salt and pepper, and cook until just cooked through. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil in the skillet set and turn the heat to medium. Add the garlic, anchovies, oregano and red pepper flakes, and cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute, breaking the anchovies down with the back of a wooden spoon. Avoid burning the garlic.
  • Stir in the crushed tomatoes, kalamata olives and capers. Bring to a boil, then simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the cooked chicken and parsley, season with salt and pepper if necessary and serve.
  • Divide the spaghetti squash between 4 plates and top with the sauce. Serve.

Notes

Weight Watchers Points: 1 (Freestyle SmartPoints), 6 (Points+)

Nutrition

Serving: 1Cup Squash + 1 Cup Sauce | Calories: 220.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 26.8g | Protein: 20.3g | Fat: 5.5g | Saturated Fat: 1.1g | Cholesterol: 40.6mg | Sodium: 717.7mg | Fiber: 6.3g | Sugar: 12.7g