Spaghetti Squash Nests Chicken Gyro

Spaghetti Squash Nests Chicken Gyro is a quick and easy low-carb meal to serve on a busy weeknight, or as part of a festive celebration dinner. Spaghetti squash is a winter vegetable that’s oval and yellow, with a hard skin and soft flesh that resembles spaghetti strands when scraped once it’s cooked. It’s delicate in flavor – a little sweet though much milder than butternut squash and acorn squash – and watery.

Optavia Spaghetti Squash Nests Chicken Gyro Recipe

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 20 minutesCook time:1 hour Rest time:00 minutesTotal time:1 hour 50 minutesServings:4 servingsCalories:330 kcal Best Season:Winter


The squash flesh is crunchy and stringy which is why it’s a popular choice to use as a substitute for pasta or Asian noodle-based dishes. An average spaghetti squash measures between 8-14 inches in length and weighs 2-3 pounds.


    Spaghetti Squash Nests:

  • Chicken Gyro filling:


    Spaghetti Squash Nest Directions:

  1. Cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Bake spaghetti squash halves with the cut side down on a sheet pan at 400⁰F for 30 minutes, until the flesh of the squash, can be shredded with a fork.
  2.  Remove the squash from the oven, allow it to cool, and shred the flesh with a fork into a bowl. Measure out 4 cups, saving any leftovers for another meal.
  3. Combine the spaghetti squash with the salt, parmesan, and eggs; mix well.
  4.  Fill 12 indentations of a silicone muffin pan or a muffin pan lined with parchment baking cups with the spaghetti squash mixture, leaving a well in the center of each for the filling.
  5.  Bake the spaghetti squash nests at 400⁰F for 12 minutes until they begin to brown.
  6. Chicken Gyro Filling

  7.  Combine the chicken breast with the remaining gyro ingredients, and fill each nest with an equal amount of the chicken gyro mixture.
  8. Bake at 400⁰F for 15 minutes.
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 4

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 330
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g20%
Total Carbohydrate 16g6%
Protein 36g72%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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