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Baking dish filled with zucchini boats loaded with chicken enchilada filling. Topped with tomato and cilantro.
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Chicken Enchilada Zucchini Boats

CHICKEN ENCHILADA ZUCCHINI BOATS!  A tasty way to eat more veggies that the whole family will love! A fun alternative to a traditional enchilada with tortillas, making this a gluten free dish,and a tasty way to ensure we're eating more veggies!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8
Calories: 330kcal
Author: Serene


  • lba chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion diced
  • 4 ounces diced green chiles
  • 2 cups Monterey jack cheese shredded
  • 6 zucchini
  • Enchilada Sauce

Optional Toppings

  • tomato diced
  • green onion diced
  • sour cream
  • olives
  • cilantro diced


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • In a large skillet heat the olive oil. Add the chicken. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Cook about 7 minutes on each side until chicken is fully cooked. Remove from the skillet and place on cutting board.
  • Add the chopped onion to the skillet and allow to cook for a few minutes until the onion is softened and translucent. Remove from heat.
  • Shred the chicken and place in a bowl. Add the garlic powder, cumin, cooked onion, green chiles, and 1 cup of the jack cheese. Stir to combine. Set aside.
  • Cut the zucchini lengthwise and using a spoon scoop out the center of the zucchini leaving about a 1/4 inch barrier around the edge forming a boat shape.
  • Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray. Line the zucchini in the casserole dish with the boat part facing up. Spoon the chicken and cheese mixture into the zucchinis.
  • Pour enchilada sauce over the top. Cover the casserole dish with foil and bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove the foil, sprinkle with the remaining 1 cup of jack cheese and continue to bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven allow to cool for about 5 minutes, serve warm and enjoy!


Serving: 1 | Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 25g | Sugar: 4g