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Garlicky Chicken Over Spaghetti Squash

Garlicky chicken with fresh basil and olives covered in homemade tomato sauce and served over spaghetti squash is a delicious meal.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Barbara Bianchi

Ingredients

  • 1 pound thin sliced chicken breast
  • salt
  • pepper
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 roma plum tomatoes diced
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • one handful fresh basil chopped
  • olives
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 spaghetti squash

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  • Cut you squash in half, remove seeds and strings with a spoon and brush the insides generously with olive oil. Bake face down in a baking dish for 45 minutes - 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, cover and pound chicken breasts with a meat tenderizer. Then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet. Add the chicken and brown about 3 minutes on each side. Turn off the flame. Remove chicken to a plate, cover and set aside.
  • Then add the diced tomatoes to the oil in the skillet, bring to a boil and simmer about 30 minutes. The tomatoes will break down as they simmer. Stir occasionally, crushing the tomatoes with a fork.
  • Add garlic and butter and stir.
  • Add the chicken back in stir and heat through. Finally, stir in the basil and olives.
  • By now your squash should be done and cool enough to handle. Scrape the spaghetti like strands from your squash and divide onto individual plates. Top with chicken and sauce.
  • Serve immediately.