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Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash

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Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti squash is a Keto-Friendly healthy dish that you will be excited to eat as it combines spaghetti squash, buffalo seasoned chicken, and cream cheese that is then topped with Ranch dressing and blue cheese. This dish is one that will really wow your taste buds! 

Chicken Spaghetti Squash Air Fryer

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash

If you are looking for a Keto-friendly healthy dish that is packed with bold flavors then you are going to love this Air Fryer spaghetti squash dish! It is easy to make, comes together quickly and can be made ahead of time which makes dinner time even easier! 

Add this to our other buffalo favorites like our Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower and our Keto Buffalo Chicken Chaffles for really flavorful weeknight meals.  

Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash

What do I need to get started?

  • Spaghetti squash – 2-pound squash is great
  • Chicken breast – I prefer to use rotisserie chicken, but you can cook and chop chicken breast
  • Garlic – pre-minced or fresh
  • Celery – great flavor for this recipe
  • Chives – you can use onion if you prefer
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cream cheese – I prefer regular but reduced-fat will work
  • Red pepper – any pepper is fine
  • Buffalo sauce – I like Franks, but any is fine
  • Ranch dressing – your favorite brand
  • Blue cheese – this is optional
  • Air Fryer – you can cook the spaghetti squash in the oven if you want
  • Large mixing bowl
  • 2-quart casserole dish, optional

Ingredients for Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti Squash Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium (approx 2 pounds) spaghetti squash, halved and deseeded
  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, room temp
  • ½ cup buffalo sauce, Franks or other
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • ½ cup red pepper, diced
  • 1 Tablespoon chives, chopped
  • 1 pound chicken breast, cooked and shredded, or 2 cups shredded  rotisserie chicken
  • ½ cup ranch dressing
  • ¼ cup blue cheese, optional

How to Make Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash

  1. Sprinkle pepper and salt over the spaghetti squash and spray with nonstick cooking spray or olive oil.  Place in the air fryer basket.
  2. Place the air fryer basket in the air fryer and set temperature at 365° for 30 minutes.  Spaghetti squash should be fork tender.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese and buffalo sauce and mix to combine well. 
  4. Add the garlic, celery, red pepper and chives and mix to combine.
  5. Using a fork, rake out the spaghetti squash into the sauce, add  the chicken and combine.
  6. Pour the mixture back into the spaghetti squash shells or into a casserole dish.
  7. Place in the air fryer for an additional 5 minutes at 365°.  Remove and place on a serving platter.
  8. Drizzle with ranch dressing and sprinkle with blue cheese if you want.
  9. Enjoy.

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • To save time use a rotisserie chicken from the store. 
  • This is the perfect dish to make ahead of time. Just pull it out and reheat it when you are ready to enjoy it! 
  • Serve this with some fresh celery and carrot sticks.
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Storage

You will want to store this in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. 

Freezer

If you want to save it for longer, place it in a freezer-safe container which it can then be stored for 2 months. 

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Is Spaghetti Squash Better for you than pasta?

Yes! air fryer squash has a lot fewer calories than traditional pasta, making it a healthy option for you! 

Can I make this Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash in the oven if I don’t have an Air Fryer?

Yes, you can cook this in the oven! First, salt and pepper the squash and then cover with tin foil. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. You will then remove the tin foil and bake for another 30 minutes. Check to see if it is done. To do this, you will poke it with a fork. If spaghetti strands easily come apart, it is done. 

Chicken Spaghetti Squash on plate

Can I cook Spaghetti Squash in the Instant Pot?

To cook spaghetti squash in the Instant Pot, add one cup of water and put it on the rack.  Add the spaghetti squash and cook on poultry for 17 minutes.  Slow release for 5 minutes then do a rapid release.

Can you cook spaghetti squash in the microwave?

Yes, you can also cook the spaghetti squash in the microwave in a covered dish.  Add a half cup of water to the dish and then cover the squash and cook for 10 to 15 minutes. Check to see if it is done. If not, cook for 1-2 more minutes.

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash
Chicken Spaghetti Squash Air Fryer

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti squash is a Keto Friendly healthy dish that you will be excited to eat as it combines spaghetti squash, buffalo seasoned chicken, and cream cheese that is then topped with Ranch dressing and blue cheese. This dish is one that will really wow your taste buds! 

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium (approx 2 pounds) spaghetti squash, halved and deseeded
  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, room temp
  • ½ cup buffalo sauce, Franks or other
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • ½ cup red pepper, diced
  • 1 Tablespoon chives, chopped
  • 1 pound chicken breast, cooked and shredded, or 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • ½ cup ranch dressing
  • ¼ cup blue cheese, optional

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle pepper and salt over the spaghetti squash and spray with nonstick cooking spray or olive oil.  Place in the air fryer basket.
  2. Place the air fryer basket in the air fryer and set temperature at 365° for 30 minutes.  Spaghetti squash should be fork tender.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese and buffalo sauce and mix to combine well. 
  4. Add the garlic, celery, red pepper and chives and mix to combine.
  5. Using a fork, rake out the spaghetti squash into the sauce, add  the chicken and combine.
  6. Pour the mixture back into the spaghetti squash shells or into a casserole dish.
  7. Place in the air fryer for an additional 5 minutes at 365°.  Remove and place on a serving platter.
  8. Drizzle with ranch dressing and sprinkle with blue cheese if you want.

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    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 544Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 189mgSodium: 1616mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 50g

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