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How to make low-carb chicken parmesan and spaghetti squash (video)

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Love chicken parmesan, but want to stick to a low-carb solution? Then you will definitely want to try this spaghetti squash and chicken parmesan recipe! You get the same great taste of the traditional dish, but with a healthy twist.
Gayle McLeod shows us just how easy this recipe is. Check out her video for a total breakdown of each step. You may be surprised at just how easy it is! You'll definitely want to add this recipe to your low-carb favorites.
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Low-carb chicken parmesan and spaghetti squash
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 95 minutes
Serves: 4
Ingredients
1 small spaghetti squash
2 chicken breasts
1/2 bag of pork rinds (35 grams)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3/4 cup marinara sauce
1 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
olive oil for basting
Directions
1. To make it easier to cut, puncture the squash in a straight line down the center. Next, microwave the squash for 4 minutes so that is softer and easier to cut through.
2. Scoop out the seeds of the squash.
3. Baste the squash with olive oil and add a bit of salt and pepper for taste.
4. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. Turn the squash so that it is facing down. Set aside.
4. Slice chicken into thin strips for easier baking. Baste with olive oil.
5. In a plastic bag, crush pork rinds until they resemble bread crumbs. Add seasonings to the bag. Shake to mix thoroughly.
6. Place chicken into the bag of pork rinds. Make sure each piece is coated. Lay each piece on the parchment paper next to the squash.
7. Cook at 375˚ Fahrenheit. The chicken will take a total of 40 minutes. Turn chicken over halfway through (at 20 minutes). Squash will need to cook for 50 minutes.
8. Remove the cooked squash and use a fork to loosen up the inside of the squash.
9. Pour 1/4 cup of marina over each side of the squash. Add chicken pieces to each half of the squash.
10. Top with 1/8 cup of marina on the chicken.
11. Sprinkle cheese on each piece of squash.
12. Cook at 375˚ for an additional 15-20 minutes.
Pro tip: If you're not a fan of the idea of "breading" with crushed pork rinds, try almond meal. You should be able to find it in any grocery store but, if you don't, make your own by grinding blanched almonds in a food processor. Another alternative would be coconut flour.
Pro tip: Is it impossible to cut through the spaghetti squash? Try microwaving it for 4 minutes first.
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