• Katherine Arthurs

Chicken Artichoke + Spinach Bake with Bacon + Spaghetti Squash

I can’t get over these flavors. Creamy herb garlic sauce with grilled artichokes + fresh spinach...with small bites of chicken + spaghetti squash noodles. It’s a good one! But then again crispy bacon might just steal the show...


Don’t like spaghetti squash? Sub it out and add in gluten free rice noodles, fettuccine or spaghetti. It’s all good!


For all you, PALEO lovers - this is for you! It's an excellent meal that compliant with paleo guidelines.



Chicken Artichoke + Spinach Bake with Bacon + Spaghetti Squash


1 spaghetti squash, cut into half + seeds removed

5 thick slices uncured bacon, cut into small pieces

1/2 yellow onion, small diced

3-4 carrots, small diced

1 lb. ground chicken

3-4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

13.5 oz. full fat coconut milk

1/3 cup chicken bone broth

1 12 oz. jar grilled artichokes

4 cups fresh spinach

Small bunch parsley or scallions, chopped

salt + pepper


Preheat your oven to 400F. Place the cut spaghetti squash on a baking sheet tray. Roast the squash for 12-15 minutes or until tender. Remove + turn over to release the steam + set aside.


Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a large skillet. Cook until the bacon is crispy - remove to a small plate or bowl while keeping the bacon grease in the pan. Add the chopped onions + carrots to the skillet. Sauté for 2-4 minutes or until tender.


Add the ground chicken, garlic cloves, thyme, red pepper flakes + 1/2 teaspoon of each salt + pepper. While cooking the chicken, break it up into pieces using a wooden spoon. Cook until all the chicken is fully cooked. Turn the heat to low.


Stir in the coconut milk, bone broth, grilled artichokes + fresh spinach. Fold + stir until the spinach wilts. Turn the heat off.


Using a fork, shred the squash out of the skin + add to the skillet with the other ingredients. Using a fork or tongs, fold in the squash and toss to coat with the sauce.

Garnish with bacon + fresh herbs. Sprinkle with salt + pepper.


Enjoy!


This recipe was made #glutenfree , #dairyfree + #paleofriendly