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Chicken Enchilada Zucchini Boats

zucchini boats recipe.

These zucchini boats are filled with a chicken enchilada mixture and then baked until hot, bubbly, and cheesy. We like to serve these with fresh tomatoes, avocado, and cilantro on top. Salsa, sour cream, and guacamole also make great toppings.

These zucchini boats are filled with a chicken enchilada mixture and then baked until hot, bubbly, and cheesy. We like to serve these with fresh tomatoes, avocado, and cilantro on top. Salsa, sour cream, and guacamole also make great toppings.

Yield 4
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 medium zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 ounces canned green chiles
  • 1 1/2 cups enchilada sauce
  • 1 ½ cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey jack
  • Cilantro, tomatoes, avocado, for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Slice the zucchini in half lengthwise. Use a spoon to scoop the centers out of the zucchini. Discard the scooped out zucchini or save for another use. Brush the shells with 1-2 teaspoons of olive oil. 
  3. Place the zucchini in a baking dish (you may need to use two to make them fit) and bake for 25 minutes, or until tender.
  4. While the zucchini bakes, heat the remaining oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add the onion. Cook until the onion is softened, about 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds more.
  6. Remove from the heat and add the green chiles, enchilada sauce, and shredded chicken to the pan. Stir to combine.
  7. Spoon the filling evenly between the cooked zucchini and sprinkle with the cheese.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted. 
  9. Sprinkle with cilantro, tomatoes, and diced avocado before serving. 

Notes

If your chicken is not already seasoned, toss it with a bit of taco seasoning or a blend of cumin, paprika, chili powder, onion powder, and salt.

The nutrition information is calculated based on 3g carbs per 1/4 cup of enchilada sauce.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 437Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 992mgCarbohydrates: 15gNet Carbohydrates: 9gFiber: 4gSugar: 8gProtein: 38g

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