Green chili chicken is stuffed in roasted spaghetti squash and topped with gooey, melted pepper jack cheese for a delicious gluten free fall meal!
There are a lot of things that I love about fall and squash is definitely up there on the list! Whether it’s butternut, acorn or spaghetti, I can’t get enough squash while it’s in season!
This green chili chicken spaghetti squash recipe was inspired by one of my favorite soups, Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Soup. As I was scrolling through my favorite fall recipes on the blog earlier this week, the soup popped up and I got a serious craving for some green chili chicken goodness in my life!
I looked over and saw a spaghetti squash sitting on the counter and the idea came to me. Roast the spaghetti squash, stuff it with green chili chicken, then melt a handful of cheese right on top!
The result was a deliciously flavorful fall dish that is gluten free and easy to make!
- 1 large spaghetti squash
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 3 cups cooked, shredded chicken
- 4 oz can diced green chilies
- ¼ cup lime juice
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro
- 2 cups pepper jack cheese (shredded)
- 1 avocado (diced) – optional topping
Preheat the oven to 400° F.
Slice the spaghetti squash in half, remove the seeds and brush the inside with olive oil. In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Sprinkle 1 tsp of this mixture on each half of spaghetti squash, reserve the rest for later.
Turn the spaghetti squash over, cut side down on a baking sheet and place in the oven for 45 minutes.
While the squash is roasting, combine the shredded chicken with the remaining seasoning mix, diced green chilies, lime juice and cilantro.
Once the squash is roasted, remove from the oven and use a fork to pull the spaghetti squash “noodles” apart in the squash. Fill each half of squash with the green chili chicken, then top with the pepper jack cheese.
Place back in the oven for 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven and top with avocado and more fresh cilantro, if you’d like.
Grab a fork and dig in!
For more great spaghetti squash recipes, check out these 5 favorites!
- Turkey Chili Spaghetti Squash
- Jalapeno Popper Spaghetti Squash
- Caprese Spaghetti Squash
- Spaghetti Squash with White Cheese Sauce
- Mexican Vegan Stuffed Squash
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