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Spaghetti Squash Jambalaya

Spaghetti Squash Jambalaya just may be one of my favorite low carb recipes. Hot and spicy with a touch of sweetness from the squash, it’s the perfect healthy supper.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cajun, chicken, chicken sausage, jambalaya, sausage, spaghetti squash, spaghetti squash jambalaya
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 356 kcal
Author Jessica Fisher

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 5 smoked chicken sausages sliced
  • 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

For serving

  • 1 Spaghetti Squash cooked (You can also serve it on rice, pasta, or cauliflower)

Instructions

  1. Season the chicken tenders to taste with salt and pepper. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the oil until shimmering. Add the chicken pieces and cook just until no longer pink in the center. Remove to a cutting board.
  2. Add the peppers, onion, celery, and garlic to the drippings in the pan and cook, stirring, for about five minutes. Add the sausage and cook, stirring, until the vegetables are tender and the sausages are browned.
  3. Add the tomato sauce, paprika, thyme, oregano, cayenne, and red pepper flakes to the skillet. Stir to combine and bring to a simmer.
  4. Meanwhile, slice the chicken tenders into bite-sized pieces. Add these back to the pan and warm in the sauce.
  5. Adjust seasonings and serve the sauce over hot cooked spaghetti squash or other favorite base.

Recipe Notes

To freeze, cool the prepared meat sauce completely before storing in an airtight container in the freezer. Thaw and reheat to serve.

Nutrition Facts
Spaghetti Squash Jambalaya
Amount Per Serving
Calories 356 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 1221mg53%
Potassium 799mg23%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 1125IU23%
Vitamin C 32.6mg40%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.