I love spaghetti squash! Who knew?
I’d seen it around on blogs and Pinterest.
I’d heard about how good it is.
Curiosity won, and I found myself buying a spaghetti squash at the farmer’s market a few weeks ago. I love shopping at local farmer’s markets. It somehow binds me together with the farmers and brings about a real sense of community.
I brought the spaghetti squash home and admired it. I told my husband about it, and announced the purchase of the spaghetti squash on my Facebook page. I was excited, y’all.
Then, it sat. One week turned into two and then three. I wondered if the spaghetti squash had spoiled or rotted or whatever squashes do when they go bad.
Well, it turns out you can keep a spaghetti squash stored at room temperature for a few weeks.
Then I found a recipe for Tomato Basil Chicken, and I knew, that’s what I would serve with our spaghetti squash!
We had tomato basil chicken served over spaghetti squash on Monday night and it. was. delicious!
Tomato Basil Chicken
|Prep time||10 minutes|
|Cook time||10 minutes|
|Total time||20 minutes|
|Meal type||Main Dish|
|Website||Menu Musings of a Modern American Mom|
- 2 chicken breasts (I use boneless, skinless chicken)
- course sea salt
- fresh ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cups chopped tomatoes (I used a can of diced tomatoes, drained, but fresh tomatoes are recommended)
- 4 tablespoons cold butter
- 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- grated parmesan cheese
|heat olive oil|
|season chicken breasts with salt and peppr|
|once the oil is hot, add the chicken breasts and cook for 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until juices run clear|
|add fresh chopped tomatoes|
|add chopped basil, cold butter and minced garlic|
|season sauce with salt and pepper and stir all the ingredients together|
|once the sauce is done, remove the chicken and cut into strips|
|top pasta or squash with half of a chicken breast and tomato basil sauce|
|garnish with fresh parmesan, if desired|
My husband said it reminded him of the Amatriciana sauce that I make. You could use either sauce and have a terrific meal.
It’s super easy to cook a spaghetti squash, and I’ll be back in the next week or two to show you how I did it. In the meantime, here is how Jennifer at Town and Country Living cooked hers.
See you in class,