Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Crock Pot Parmesan Chicken with Spaghetti Squash {recipe}



Crock Pot Parmesan Chicken with Spaghetti Squash




What You Will Need

3-4  boneless, skinless chicken breasts 
8 ounces of mushrooms, sliced
1/2 medium onion, diced
1 jar of your favorite pasta sauce
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of dried basil
1/4 teaspoon of dried oregano

1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
 
1 medium spaghetti squash
 
Directions

  1. Place chicken breasts, mushrooms, and onion into Crock Pot. Cover with pasta sauce and then add the basil and oregano.

 2. Cover and cook on low for 6 1/2 hours.

3. Prepare the spaghetti squash. 
(I suggest doing this before the 6 1/2 hours is up because then it will be ready to go right in the oven when the time comes.) I didn't get to take any pictures this time, but if you're a visual person just google "cooking spaghetti squash." 
First cut the squash in half, length wise. Then clean out all of the 'guts'. This is done pretty much just like a pumpkin, but only take out the seeds and any lose strings.

4. At the 6 1/2 hour mark, cook the squash. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Lay the squash on a baking pan with the flesh down. Bake for 30 minutes, for medium sized.

5. After you put the squash in the oven (at the 6 1/2 hour mark), sprinkle the cheeses on top of the crock pot chicken. Put the cover back on and cook for another 30 minutes (while the squash is cooking). 

5. After the 30 minutes, turn the Crock Pot to warm and take the squash out of the oven. Once it is cooled, use a kitchen fork to get the 'spaghetti strands' out by shredding at the sides. When I do it, I shred some, clear it out, and then shred some more until it is all out. I know it may sound weird or hard to understand, but once you try it, you will know what I am trying to say :)

6. I served the chicken with the spaghetti squash on the side with sauce over it. It could also be served layered with the squash on the bottom and then the chicken and sauce on top.  



What are your thoughts on spaghetti squash? What do you make it with?


7 comments :

  1. This looks so good, I'm drooling!! I've never had spaghetti squash but I would love to try it!

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  2. Desiree @ Macke MonologuesDecember 3, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    I LOVE crock pot meals! We are having one for dinner tonight, actually. :)
    This looks awesome. I'm pinning it!

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  3. Me too! Throw it all in there and then at dinner time, it's ready to go! I would cook everything in there if I could lol. Yea, i really liked this one. The chicken turned out so good and the sauce was yummy! I need more crock pot recipes!

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  4. Christina ArceneauxDecember 3, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Got to try this. Need to get my kids eating more veggies, nice.

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  5. You should be able to trick them with this.. lol... It worked on my boyfriend! I actually like the taste and you can replace it in any spaghetti dish.

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  6. I'm going to have to try this. It looks yummy! Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Katherine @ Upon A Rainbow

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  7. No problem! It was my first time making it and I thought it turned out pretty well. I best part is the cheese of course! Lots of cheese!

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