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Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Zucchini Boats in a baking dish

Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Zucchini Boats are a low carb, high protein meal.  They're the healthier way to enjoy the flavors of chicken parmesan! {GF}
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Ingredients

  • 4 large zucchini halved lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 2 large garlic cloves minced
  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan
  • grated mozzarella cheese
  • 3 cups [Easy Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce] or your favorite

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Place 3/4 cup marinara sauce in the bottom of a 13x9" baking pan and 1/4 cup in an 8x8" pan.  Set aside.
  • Using a melon baller, carefully scoop out the flesh of each zucchini half, leaving 1/4" border on the bottom and along the sides.  Chop the flesh or process briefly in your food processor and set aside (optional).
  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large saucepan.  Add the onion and cook 3 minutes.  Add the garlic and saute 30 seconds more.
  • Add the chicken and chopped zucchini flesh along with salt and pepper to taste, and break up the chicken with the back of a spoon.  Cook 3-5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.  Drain the majority of the excess liquid carefully.
  • Add the remaining marinara sauce and stir to combine.  Simmer over medium heat for 5-10 minutes.
  • Place the zucchini halves in the prepared pans.  Fill generously with the meat the mixture and cover both dishes with foil.  Bake 20-25 minutes or until the zucchini is tender.
  • Top the zucchini boats with the parmesan and mozzarella, and bake until melted and bubbly.  Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • Nutrition information is a rough estimate all marinara sauces are not the same.  I advise to use one low in sugar and sodium to keep it close to these numbers.
  • Make sure your zucchini are the same time to ensure even cooking.
  • The zucchini boats and filling may be prepped ahead, and the entire meal may be assembled in advance.

Nutrition

Serving: 1zucchini boat, Calories: 226kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 46mg, Sodium: 341mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 7g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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