Acorn Squash With Ground Chicken

Nov 21, 2021

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Acorn Squash With Ground Chicken

A nutrient powerhouse, high in #fiber#vitaminA #vitaminC, B vitamins and the minerals #magnesium#potassium and #maganese. This means it’s #antiinflammatory, great for #digestion and skin health.


  • 2 medium acorn squash, sliced down middle with seeds removed
  • 1 pound ground lean chicken meat
  • 1/4 cup pesto (I like @gothamgreens)
  • 1 package baby leaf spinach
  • 1/2 package -4 Tbsp pine nuts
  • 12 Tbsp olive oil or olive oil spray
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 Tbsp chopped fresh basil


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Place acorn squash flat side down on parchment paper lined baking sheet, after spraying with a touch of olive oil.
  3. Bake for 30 mins
  4. While squash is in oven, add 1 Tbsp olive oil to a large cooking pan on stove.
  5. Sauté spinach until it begins to wilt.
  6. Add ground chicken, stirring occasionally until fully cooked (opaque in color). Add cauliflower and stir in.
  7. Add pesto. Mix well and simmer on low for 5 more minutes.
  8. Remove mixture from stove and add evenly to acorn squash halves.
  9. Drizzle with extra pesto, sprinkle pine nuts and add grated Parmesan as desired.
  10. Place back in oven on broil for 2-3 mins until top browns.
  11. Remove and garnish with fresh basil. ENJOY!!!!
  • Author: Robin Barrie