Seared Chicken with Mango Salsa & Spaghetti Squash
Mix mango, jalapeno, onion, cilantro, vinegar, brown sugar and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Set aside.Advertisement
Place squash cut-side down in a microwave-safe dish. Add 2 tablespoons water. Microwave, uncovered, on High, until the squash is tender, 10 to 14 minutes.
Pound chicken with the smooth side of a meat mallet until about 1/2 inch thick. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken until an instant-read thermometer registers 165 degrees F when inserted into the thickest part, 3 to 5 minutes per side.
When the squash is done, use a fork to scrape it from the shell into a medium bowl. Toss with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Serve the squash with the chicken, topped with almonds and the mango salsa.
1 starch, 1 fruit, 1/2 vegetable, 3 lean meat, 2 fat