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Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats

Zucchini boats stuffed with simple and easy buffalo chicken and then baked to perfection
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Diet Low Fat
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 277kcal
Author Rena

Ingredients

  • 2 large zucchini
  • Sea salt and ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3-4 garlic cloves chopped or pressed
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 2/3 cup shredded Mexican blend chees
  • To garnish: fresh parsley finely chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  • To create the boats, half the zucchini lengthwise and using a spoon, scrape the insides leaving a ¼-inch rim. Reserve the zucchini center to use it later on.
  • Lay the zucchini boats, cut side up onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Spray with a tiny bit of avocado oil cooking spray and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute, then add the ground chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook the meat for 6-7 minutes, or until fully cooked through, stirring occasionally and mincing it with a wooden spoon.
  • Stir in the zucchini center, buffalo sauce, and cook for 2-3 minutes more.
  • Divide the buffalo chicken filling among your zucchini boats. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and golden brown.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley and serve the zucchini boats warm.

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Notes

  • serving size is half stuffed zucchini. so one zucchini boat
  • you may use shredded rotisserie chicken to save on time. they are just as delicious.
  • if you prefer using the yellow zucchini that's perfectly fine
  • you may use any of your favorite low sugar buffalo sauce.
  • garlic: if you don't have any fresh garlic, use 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • you may store any leftover zucchini boat in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1zucchini boat | Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 1146mg | Potassium: 1040mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 433IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 251mg | Iron: 2mg