How To Make The Best Creamy Chicken And Bacon Pasta
Chicken, like its brother fowl the turkey, is high in an amino acid called tryptophan, which gives you that comforting feeling after consuming a big bowl of mom’s chicken soup. In fact, if you’re feeling depressed, eating some poultry will increase the serotonin levels in your brain, enhance your mood, blasting stress, and lulling you to sleep.
Prep Time: 20 min
Cooking Time: 45 min.
- 1/2 spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded;
- 1/2 lb. chicken breast, boneless and skinless;
- 1 cup broccoli florets, cooked;
- 3 bacon strips, cooked;
- 1/2 onion, minced;
- 3 cloves garlic, minced;
- 1 cups full fat coconut milk;
- 1/2 tablespoon. olive oil;
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper;
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Lightly oil the spaghetti squash with 1 tbsp. of olive oil and season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Place the squash, cut side down, on a baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes, or until the flesh is soft.
- Heat some cooking fat over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Season chicken breast to taste.
- Cook the chicken breast for 6 to 7 minutes on each side, until browned and no longer pink.
- Let the chicken rest, and cut into thin slices.
- Remove the squash from the oven and set aside until cool enough to be easily handled.
- Use a large fork or spoon to scoop the stringy flesh from the squash and place it in a bowl.
- Add minced garlic and onion to the skillet and cook until soft and fragrant. Add coconut milk, bring to a boil and lower heat.
- Add the squash, bacon, broccoli, and chicken to the sauce. Stir well to combine, and cook until warmed through.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.
Why This is Good For You
- Very high in niacin
- High in selenium
- High in vitamin A
- Calories 393
- Calories from Fat 161
- Total Fat 17.9g
- Saturated Fat 2.4g
- Sodium 0mg
- Carbohydrates 36.4g
- Dietary Fiber 2.7g
- Sugars 3.1g
- Protein 12.6g