Lemon Garlic Chicken" Noodle" Bake, grain free and low carb
Creamy Lemon Garlic Chicken Noodle Bake
Prep Time
1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 35 mins
 
Course: chicken casserole, gluten free, grain free, low carb
Cuisine: casserole
Servings: 6
Calories: 202 kcal
Author: Stacey
Ingredients
  • 1 cup chicken cooked and chopped
  • 3 cups spaghetti squash noodles cooked
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • cup heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp lemon zest (grated lemon peel)
  • 1 ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ cup diced tomatoes *optional
  • 2 tsp fresh parsley chopped *optional garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and line a shallow baking sheet. Using a sharp knife or metal skewer, poke holes all over spaghetti squash. Place whole squash on shallow baking sheet and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, turning squash halfway through baking time.
  2. Remove squash from oven and let cool for 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 F for baking later. Oil or grease a 2.5 quart casserole dish.
  3. While Squash is cooling, combine in a medium to large sauce pan over medium low heat: ricotta cheese, heavy cream, parmesan cheese, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic powder, sea salt, and black pepper. Whisk together and warm until ricotta is melted and creamy.
  4. Add chopped cooked chicken and stir. Turn off heat.
  5. Cut spaghetti squash in half. scoop out any seeds. Scrape out noodles with a large spoon and add the 3 cups squash noodles to the sauce pan. Stir together to combine.
  6. Place all the noodle and sauce mixture into the prepared casserole dish. Spread around evenly in dish. Sprinkle with chopped tomatoes if desired. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and garnish with optional parsley. Serve.
Recipe Notes

*all nutritional data are estimates based on the products I used*

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Lemon Garlic Chicken Noodle Bake
Amount Per Serving (6 g)
Calories 202 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 262mg11%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 12g24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.