Greek Goddess Chicken Spaghetti Squash Boats


This creation surprised me, and I’m so glad it did!! Creamy & light with just the right amount of kick! I am on a spaghetti squash kick right now because they are still available in the grocery store. They can been harder to find in the summer months so I’m doing my best to cook allllll the spaghetti squash while I can. I knew I wanted a creamy pasta-like dish {hello pregnancy cravings} but didn’t want the calories and unwanted fat that typically comes with creamy pasta dishes. I saw this goddess dressing at Trader’s Joe and got inspired. I have been wanting to try this dressing and this seemed like a good way to do it. If you follow me on Instagram, you have probably noticed that I’m also on a Greek yogurt kick right now. I have used it in so many recipes lately to add some protein, good bacteria and healthy fat for baby Powell. And it’s a good sub for sour cream and other calorie/fat dense ingredients. I was going to wait and post this recipe next week, but got so many request for the recipe on Instagram that I decided to go ahead and post it. Let me know if you make it and how you like it!! Here’s the recipe, take a look…

Greek Goddess Chicken Spaghetti Squash Boats

Norma Powell, MS, RD, CDN
Light, filling with just the right amount of kick
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Servings 4


  • 2 medium spaghetti squash cut in half and seeds removed
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 cups cooked chicken shredded
  • 6 oz plain greek yogurt
  • cup goddess dressing
  • cup part-skim mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 2 green onions chopped, separating white bottoms from green tops
  • 1/3 cup diced red onions
  • 1-2 jalapenos diced, seeds removed
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce
  • ½ cup fresh tomatoes diced
  • olive oil or cooking spray
  • salt & pepper


  • Pre-heat oven to 425°, line a medium/large baking sheet with aluminum foil & lightly spray with cooking spray.
  • Slice your spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. For easier cutting, you can stick each squash in the microwave for 5 minutes to soften it up. 
  • Spray the halved squash with cooking spray or olive oil, season with a dusting of salt, pepper and garlic powder. Place cut side down on aluminum-lined baking sheet. 
  • Roast for 30-40 minutes, or until tender and easily pierced with a fork. Remove from oven and allow to cool. 
  • In a bowl, combine shredded chicken, 1 cup cheese, hot sauce, goddess dressing, white ends of the green onion, Greek yogurt, jalapeño, red onions, 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. Stir to combine.
  • Once squash has cooled a little, use a fork & scrape the side of the spaghetti squash bowls to release the strands of squash.
  • Add the stringed squash to the bowl with the chicken mixture. Season with salt & pepper and stir to combine. *it depends on how creamy you want it, but left about 1½ cup of stringed squash out of the mixture because my squash were a little big and I wanted a creamy chicken/squash ratio*
  • Evenly divide the mixture between each squash shell. Top each squash with a little extra cheese on each boat and place face-up on your baking sheet. 
  • Bake at 350° for around 20 minutes or until hot and bubbly. For golden bubbly cheese, change oven setting to broil on high and broil for 2-3 minutes, watching closely so it doesn't burn.
  • Garnish with chopped green onion, fresh diced tomatoes, a drizzle of dressing, and even extra hot sauce, if desired


  • When baking spaghetti squash, you know its ready when you can squeeze the shell and it feels soft. Do this with an oven mitt on so you don’t burn your hand!!
  • I have also made this with half squash, half linguine and it was really tasty! I used 1 spaghetti squash (because that is all the store had) and about 6 oz of linguine. Cooked the pasta according to the package and added to the bowl when mixing in the stringed squash, dressing, cheese, etc. Then continue the recipe as normal. 
  • If making with children in mind, you can leave the jalapenos and hot sauce out of the mixture and just use them as garnish for yourself so its not too hot for the kiddos
Keyword spaghetti squash

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