Spicy Chicken and Spaghetti Squash Skillet

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Spicy Chicken or Turkey and Spaghetti Squash Skillet. This spicy sauce makes good use of leftover chicken or turkey, is also great on true pastas, as well as spaghetti squash.


  • 1 small spaghetti squash, cooked by your favorite method and separated into strands (click here for directions)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 3 -4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 12 ounces cooked chicken or turkey meat
  • 2 cups canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • 2 teaspoons capers
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper, more to taste
  • 3 tablespoons Italian parsley, finely chopped


  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium high heat, sauté onion, garlic and green onions for 2 minutes. Add the chicken or turkey and cook for about 3-4 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and wine and bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for about 20 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for another 5 minutes. Pour sauce over heated spaghetti squash or cooked pasta and serve.