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spaghetti squash pad thai

Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai

Packed full of all the flavors Asian spices and flavors you love, this macro friendly Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai is a game changer.
4.92 from 23 votes
Course dinner
Cuisine Asian, Healthy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 339 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 small spaghetti squash cooked*, or 3 cups (500 g of cooked strands)
  • 2 chicken breasts chopped into bite-sized pieces (525 g)
  • Salt pepper, and garlic powder
  • 1 bell pepper sliced thin (140 g)
  • ½ white onion sliced thin (140 g)
  • 4 green onions chopped (40 g)
  • 1 cup carrots shredded or cut into matchsticks (85 g)
  • 1 cup mung bean sprouts 85 g
  • 5-6 shisito peppers chopped (45 g) (or sub extra bell peppers or jalapenos for a kick)
  • 1 bunch of cilantro chopped (1 cup or 30 g)
  • 1 egg + 2 whites whisked

For the sauce

  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce 45 g
  • 2 Tbsp natural peanut butter 30 g
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar 30 g
  • 2 Tbsp ginger minced (or 8 frozen dorot cubes)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced (2 frozen cubes)
  • 1 Tbsp honey 15 g
  • 1 tsp sesame oil 5 g
  • 1 tsp sriracha 5 g
  • ½ lime juiced (15 g)

Instructions

  • Cook your spaghetti squash using your favorite method. I love to roast mine, but for this I actually just poked it several times and microwaved it for about 8 minutes, rotating it a couple of times, and making sure it wasn’t going to burst! You want it to be a little tender to the touch. Then using hot pads, cut it in half, remove seeds, and pull and fluff the strands with a fork. Don’t overcook. We don’t want mush! Al dente is best!
  • Mix all of the sauce ingredients to make your sauce. Set aside.
  • Chop chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces, against the grain. Heat a large, heavy-bottomed skillet or cast iron pan over high heat with a spritz of avocado oil spray. Sprinkle chicken liberally with kosher salt, garlic powder, and some cracked pepper and add to the very hot pan in a single layer. Let them sit undisturbed for 2-3 minutes to get some color before flipping and cooking on the other side for another 2 minutes or until done. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Give the hot pan another spritz of avocado oil, and add the white onion. Cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant and tender. Then add bell pepper, green onions, carrots, bean sprouts, and shishito peppers (if using.) Add in your eggs and whites. Stir and cook veggies and eggs for 1-2 minutes, then mix in your spaghetti squash, and sauce. Finally, add the chicken back to the pan along with the cilantro and turn off the heat. Toss well and enjoy!

Notes

Add optional toasted almonds or peanuts on top! Extra herbs and sriracha is always good.
 
MFP Lillie Eats and Tells Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai

Nutrition

Serving: 375gFiber: 5gCalories: 339kcalFat: 8gProtein: 37gCarbohydrates: 23.4g
Keywords Asian, chicken, cilantro, spaghetti squash

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