Baking dish filled with zucchini boats loaded with chicken enchilada filling. Topped with tomato and cilantro.

Chicken Enchilada Zucchini Boats

  • Author: Serene
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Easy to make 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!



  • 1 and 1/2 pounds of chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion (approximately half a small onion)
  • 4 ounces diced green chiles
  • 2 cups jack cheese (divided)
  • 46 medium size zucchinis
  • Enchilada Sauce

Optional Toppings

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


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Remove from the oven allow to cool for about 5 minutes, serve warm and enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 330
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20 g
  • Protein: 25 g

Keywords: zucchini, enchiladas, tex Mex, dinner,