Easy Spaghetti Squash Chicken Alfredo

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Spaghetti Squash Chicken Alfredo, made with shredded chicken and an easy homemade Alfredo sauce, is a healthy recipe for dinner. So creamy and delicious!

spaghetti squash chicken alfredo on a plate with forkSpaghetti Squash Chicken Alfredo is one of my family’s favorite weeknight meals, probably because it’s so easy to make, especially when we cook the spaghetti squash in the Instant Pot.

I love it too because it’s a healthy meal we can all enjoy together. And it pairs really well (minus the chicken) with fish fillets and salmon patties.

While I do love pasta, I’ve grown quite accustomed to replacing all our favorite pasta dishes with spaghetti squash instead. It’s actually a really delicious alternative to carb heavy pastas.

We make an easy homemade alfredo sauce that calls for 4 simple ingredients. Heavy whipping cream is the base for this sauce, mainly because it has no carbs. Parmesan cheese (Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese) adds some pretty excellent flavor to the sauce, as well.

If you’ve never had spaghetti squash chicken alfredo, now’s the time to make it. It’ll quickly climb to the top of your favorite dinner ideas.healthy chicken alfredo with spaghetti squash on a blue plate

Tips for how to make healthy chicken Alfredo:

Gather your ingredients… You’ll need an already cooked spaghetti squash, 2 cooked chicken breasts, heavy whipping cream, Parmesan (Parmigiano-Reggiano) cheese, salt, pepper, and fresh parsley.

  1. Cook the spaghetti squash and chicken beforehand. An easy option is to cook either or both in the Instant Pot.
  2. Prep the spaghetti squash by pulling the squash out of the skin.
  3. Shred the chicken.
  4. To make the sauce, pour the heavy whipping cream into a large skillet or saucepan.
  5. Stir constantly to avoid scorching, and allow the cream to come to a boil.
  6. Slowly whisk the cheese into the simmering cream. The sauce will start to thicken.
  7. At this point, whisk the salt and pepper into the sauce.
  8. Use tongs to add spaghetti squash to your plate.
  9. Add a handful of shredded chicken on top.
  10. Finally, add Alfredo sauce to your liking.
  11. Top it all off with a light sprinkling of parsley.

Plate full of easy chicken fettuccine alfredo made with spaghetti squash

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Kitchen tools you may need to make easy chicken fettuccine Alfredo:

Instant Pot – We use our Instant Pot several times a week, if not every day, and it makes cooking the spaghetti squash a breeze.
Cutting Board – Perfect for prepping the squash and shredding the chicken.
Large Skillet or Saucepan – We love using a deeper iron skillet to make the sauce.
Heat Resistant Spatula – One of my favorite tools to use for stirring.
Whisk – For stirring in the cheese, salt, and pepper.
Tongs – They make it easy to serve up the squash.
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Easy Spaghetti Squash Chicken Alfredo

Spaghetti Squash Chicken Alfredo, made with shredded chicken and an easy homemade Alfredo sauce, is a healthy recipe for dinner. So creamy and delicious!

Cuisine Main Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 5

Ingredients

  • 1 cooked spaghetti squash
  • 2 cooked chicken breasts
  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 pound Parmesan Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Cook the spaghetti squash and chicken beforehand. An easy option is to cook either or both in the Instant Pot.
  2. Prep the spaghetti squash by pulling the squash out of the skin.
  3. Shred the chicken.
  4. To make the sauce, pour the heavy whipping cream into a large skillet or saucepan.
  5. Stir constantly to avoid scorching, and allow the cream to come to a boil.
  6. Slowly whisk the cheese into the simmering cream. The sauce will start to thicken.
  7. At this point, whisk the salt and pepper into the sauce.
  8. Use tongs to add spaghetti squash to your plate.
  9. Add a handful of shredded chicken on top.
  10. Finally, add Alfredo sauce to your liking.
  11. Top it all off with a light sprinkling of parsley.

Recipe Notes

 

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Spaghetti Squash Chicken Alfredo

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