CHICKEN PARMESAN ZUCCHINI BOATS RECIPE

Ingredients

  • 4 medium zucchini about 1 3/4 pounds
  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup pasta sauce
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Optional: sliced fresh basil for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Place a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and break it apart with a spoon. Add the salt and pepper. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until chicken is cooked through. Stir occasionally and break down the chicken into small chunks.
  • Reduce the heat to low. Add the garlic to the chicken. Cook 1 minute stirring often. Add the pasta sauce. Cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • As the chicken cooks, cut the zucchini in half, lengthwise. Use a spoon to scoop the seeds and center out of each zucchini half, leaving a 1/4 inch thick zucchini boat.
  • Place the zucchini in the baking dish cut-side up.
  • Spoon the chicken mixture into the zucchini boats. Press the mixture down into the zucchini using the back of the spoon.
  • Sprinkle the zucchini evenly with the parmesan, then the mozzarella cheese.
  • Cover the baking dish with foil. Bake for 35 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with fresh basil and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Parmesan Zucchini Boats Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 boats)
Calories 332Calories from Fat 160
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.8g27%
Saturated Fat 6.1g31%
Total Carbohydrates 13.3g4%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Protein 38.2g76%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.