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Enchilada Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Healthy, flavor-packed Enchilada Stuffed Zucchini Boats are packed with chicken, enchilada sauce and layers of shredded cheese. Stuffed zucchini is easy to make, super tasty and perfect for using up garden fresh zucchini!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican, tex mex
Diet Low Calorie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 308kcal
Author Rena


  • 4 medium zucchini sliced in half lengthways
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking oil spray
  • 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken
  • 1 1/2 cups enchilada sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced grape or Roma tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro


  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF and get a large rectangle dish that fits all the halved zucchini without overlapping. Spray with cooking oil spray.
  • Use a teaspoon to scoop out some of the zucchini flesh, leaving a 1/4'' rim to create the boats that will hold your filling. Lay the prepared zucchini into the dish and season with salt and pepper. Roast in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the chicken, enchilada sauce and half of the cheese blend.
  • Once the zucchini are done roasting, stuff with the enchilada chicken, and then sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly. Top with chopped tomatoes and cilantro.


  • The serving size is one-half of a zucchini/one zucchini boat.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days. The flavors intensify over time and these taste even better the next day, making them great for meal prep!
  • Reheat in the microwave or in the oven until heated through. 
  • Freeze: Yes, you can absolutely freeze these enchilada zucchini boats! Freeze them on a flat surface like a baking tray until they are firm, and then transfer them to an airtight container and freeze them for up to 4 months.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 1757mg | Potassium: 756mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1436IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 525mg | Iron: 2mg