Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein

Hey friends!  It’s time for the Monthly Ingredient Challenge, again!  Yay!

This month we are using spaghetti squash.  Now, I’ve had spaghetti squash as spaghetti before, but of course I wanted to try something new.  So I used it as the noodles for chow mein.

Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein a carb free recipe that will satisfy those Chinese food cravings

This chow mein is great because it’s carb free.  And it has lots of great flavor.  I used sriracha and honey in the sauce for a little sweet and spicy.  Yum!

Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein recipe loaded with veggies and chicken- carb free, gluten free, healthy eating

You can mix up the veggies and use whatever ones you want.  I used some that I knew my kids would like; broccoli, carrots, onions, and bell peppers.    Some others that I think would be great are; mushrooms, sprouts, zucchini, cabbage, etc.

Plus I used some green onions and sesame seeds for a garnish.  The chow mein paired great with some pot stickers as well.   (Those are my kids FAVORITE!)

Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein

Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein


  • 2 cups chopped or shredded chicken- cooked
  • 1 medium spaghetti squash
  • 1-2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 a large onion- or equivalent- diced
  • 1/2 a bell pepper- diced
  • 1 small bunch of broccoli- stems removed and cut into small florets
  • 2 carrots (or 6-8 baby carrots, julienned
  • 2 stalks of green onions, sliced
  • 1 Tbs sesame seeds- optional
  • 2 Tbs soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 Tbs honey
  • 1/2 tsp (or more) Sriracha- depending on how much heat you want


  1. Cut the spaghetti squash in half long ways. Scrape the seeds and strings out of each half, then place the squash in the microwave. Have the cut sides up and microwave for 8-12 minutes. Until the insides are fork tender and you can easily scrape the insides into 'noodles.' Set aside.
  2. In a wok, or large skillet, cook the chicken in the olive oil until no longer pink, then add the carrots, diced onion and bell peppers. Saute for a minute or two, stirring frequently. Add the broccoli and turn heat down to medium low. Cover with a lid if you have one, and let the broccoli soften- about a minute or two.
  3. In a small bowl mix the soy sauce, honey, garlic, and Sriracha.
  4. Add the spaghetti squash noodles to the chicken and veggies and toss everything together with tongs. Drizzle the sauce over top and toss to coat evenly.
  5. Garnish with the sesame seeds and sliced green onions. Serve hot.

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3 thoughts on “Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein

  1. I LOVE this idea! This month’s MIC has so many awesome spaghetti squash options. This one’s going on my “to try” list soon, I’m a huge fan of Chinese noodles, but we don’t have them often because of the calories, so this is a perfect alternative. 🙂

  2. I would have never thought to use spaghetti squash as an alternative to chow mein but this looks and sounds delicious! I’m going to have to try soon!

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