I saw a recipe for Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein from www.petitecanteen.com which is where the base of this recipe comes from if you'd like to check out the original version. I decided I wanted to have some protein in it and I thought it needed a little more kick so I adjusted the ingredients a bit.
1 Spaghetti Squash
1 pound of precooked chicken ( i chopped up some left over chicken thighs but I think next time I will make some extra sauce and marinate and shred the chicken)
2.5 cups of Green Giant Asian Vegetable Blend ( or 1 cup shredded carrot and 1.5 cups of shredded napa cabbage)
1 8 oz can of water chestnuts
3 stalks of chopped scallions
3 cloves of garlic minced
1.5 Tablespoons of sesame oil ( or olive oil if you don't have any)
3 Tablespoons of reduced sodium soy sauce
2 Tablespoons of Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar ( or Rice Vinegar)
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 tsp of ground ginger
1/4 tsp of black pepper
1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes ( less if you prefer)
Preheat over to 425 F. Cut the Spaghetti Squash in half length wise and scoop out the seeds. Place cut side down in a baking pan with half a cup of water and bake for 45 minutes. When you remove it from the oven, flip the halves over and wait for them to cool down a bit before scooping the cooked squash from the outer shell. Set it aside.
In a bowl mix together the soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, ginger, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Set aside.
Heat oil in a large wok or skillet ( I used a cast iron pan) Cook veggies, water chestnuts, and garlic for 2 minutes then add scallions, cooked squash, chicken and the sauce mixture. Cook another few minutes until all ingredients are combined. Garnish with more scallions and serve immediately!
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