Rasta Pasta in a Boat With a Cilantro Cream Sauce

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“This is an exotic dish with familiar ingredients that will transport you to the islands with your first bite. This family friendly dish is served in a “boat”, topped with a cilantro cream sauce and sprinkled with tomatoes for a visually appealing island feast. Serve with fresh crusty bread and a bottle of wine for a special dinner for two. The Chicken can easily be left out to make this a great vegetarian main dish. The low fat options make this great for those on the South Beach Diet. This recipe was created for RSC #8.”

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  1. Cook the squash in a large pot of boiling salted water for 12-14 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine the 2 tablespoons of oil with the lime and orange juices, ginger, garlic, cumin and chile. Season with salt and pepper, add chicken pieces and toss to coat. Set Aside.
  3. In a small bowl make the Cilantro Cream Sauce; blend the sour cream with the milk, cilantro and lime juice and season with salt and pepper. Set Aside.
  4. Carefully transfer the squash halves to a large bowl and let cool. (You can start on the next step while it is cooling) Using a fork and starting at 1 end of each piece of squash, scrape up and separate the strands. Pat dry with paper towels. Set Aside.
  5. In a large nonstick frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over moderate heat. Sauté the onion, garlic and red pepper for one to two minutes. Add the chicken with its marinade and cook, stirring, until chicken is cooked through (4-5 minutes).
  6. Gently toss the chicken and vegetable mixture with the spaghetti squash and place in the empty squash shells for serving or place on plates. If you wish, you can place under broiler for a few minutes to darken the top.
  7. Top with the Cilantro Cream Sauce and sprinkle with the tomatoes.

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