Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash

By Friday, October 10, 2014

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Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash

Every now and then, I make something I am so excited about that I Instagram it before blogging about it. And then people are all like “ahhh gimme the recipe!!!” and I can’t because, well… I have to blog about it first.

I actually posted a picture of this dish on Instagram two weeks ago! I’m sorry it took me so long to share the recipe.

Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash

Since I’m desperately trying to eat healthier (it’s actually going really well, except for weekends), spaghetti squash has become a staple in our household. I’ve discovered it’s the texture of noodles, which I crave so badly, and spaghetti squash is perfectly satisfying! I have it a few nights a week. Be warned – lots of spaghetti squash recipes are coming your way!

Even though I’m trying to be healthier, I still need my cheese. And my hot sauce. And that’s where this recipe came from. I was desperately craving my Buffalo Chicken Dip on my way home from work a few weeks ago and the idea came to me like some sort of divine transcendence. And all was right in the world.

Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash

I’ve actually discovered that you can easily microwave half a spaghetti squash on high for eight minutes and it’s perfectly cooked – it’s every bit as good as when you bake it in the oven, which takes five times longer. So on nights when I’m only feeding myself (which is a lot lately), popping a spaghetti squash half in the microwave while I prepare some sort of sauce is absolutely ideal. I also find half a medium spaghetti squash to be the perfect amount of food for me. Oftentimes there are leftovers for lunch the next day, which is great.

Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash

This recipe is super quick, especially if you have already cooked and shredded the chicken. I’ve also made it without chicken and it’s delicious! You can hardly tell it’s meat-free.

Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash… you are my new favourite thing!

Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash

Serving Size: 2

Ingredients

1 small or medium spaghetti squash
4 oz cream cheese (1/2 a brick)
1/4 cup buffalo sauce
1/4 cup ranch dressing
1 small chicken breast, cooked and shredded
1 cup shredded cheese (I used marble)
Blue cheese crumbles (optional)

Directions

Cut spaghetti squash in half and discard seeds. Place spaghetti squash face-down on a large plate and stab a few small holes into the outside. Microwave on high for 10 minutes (alternatively you can roast them at 400 degrees for 40 minutes). While it’s cooking, heat a small pot and add in the cream cheese, stirring until melted. Add buffalo sauce and stir. Add ranch dressing and shredded chicken breast. Mix well and remove from heat. Using a fork, scrape all the flesh into the middle of each squash. Pour buffalo chicken mixture over top, then sprinkle with cheese. Broil in the oven until cheese is melted, bubbling and golden.

Note: This recipe is easily doubled or tripled!

Try my other Buffalo Chicken recipes!

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14 Comments
  • Xenia
    December 29, 2015

    Hi, I recently downsized n Dont have a kitchen just microwave, I can do sauce n chicken ahead at mom’s n then next day do squash in micro, question is the last part broil till bubbly. Can I finish it in microwave instead of oven? Or should I get me a small toaster oven? Got to be creative when living w no kitchen, lol. Loving this new challenge, its my choice in order to save n buy in future…

    • Julia Kent
      January 1, 2016

      you can definitely finish this in the microwave! it won’t get crispy and golden on top, but it will taste just as delicious 🙂 no oven required!

  • Angie
    January 15, 2016

    Great dish! I played around a bit and added some cream, less ranch, a variety of hot sauces, and the real kicker was pesto. It was amazing, thank you for helping us discover a new family favorite. It will definitely be going into our regular rotation.

    • Julia Kent
      January 15, 2016

      I’m so happy to hear that Angie! And I’m glad you could adapt it to suit you guys. I’m interested in the pesto… you just mixed a couple tablespoons in with the sauce?

  • Amy
    May 3, 2016

    Our new favorite dinner! I made it just as directed (only doubled the recipe). Everyone in my family of 4 gave this dish 5-stars!!! I’ve been trying for a year and this was the first time I got them to eat spaghetti squash. Loved it!

    • Julia Kent
      May 6, 2016

      I’m so happy you loved it!!!

  • Dana
    May 3, 2016

    How many calories in a serving?

    • Julia Kent
      June 24, 2016

      I have only calculated the calories for half the recipe (it serves two), WITHOUT chicken, which is 560 calories. With chicken or for the whole recipe, you’d have to calculate it yourself – sorry!

  • Alyssa
    August 10, 2016

    Made this last night for the family – it was a hit!! We are buffalo chicken lovers in our house, but try to eat healthy – so this was great! Thanks!!

    • Julia Kent
      August 13, 2016

      You’re so welcome – our household loves buffalo everything too 🙂 Hence the long list of buffalo chicken recipes!

  • Marie
    August 11, 2016

    If I want to double would I use 8 oz or 4 of cream cheese

    • Julia Kent
      August 13, 2016

      You would use 8 oz! A brick package of cream cheese is typically 8 oz.

  • Dawn Knepper
    September 18, 2016

    Is this recipe for both halves?

    • Julia Kent
      September 19, 2016

      It sure is!

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