Stuffed Zucchini Boats
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5 from 4 votes

Stuffed Zucchini Boats with Honey Sriracha Ground Chicken

These sweet and spicy stuffed zucchini boats are packed with flavor, and low in carbs.
Course: Chicken, Dinner, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: low carb zucchini, sriracha honey chicken, stuffed zucchini, zucchini boats
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 310kcal
Author: Marianne

Ingredients

  • 4 zucchini medium sized
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup pepper jack cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup Sriracha
  • 1 Tablespoon jalapeños fresh, sliced ( optional, garnish )
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt optional, garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Cut each zucchini length-wise in half. Using a spoon ( a grapefruit spoon if you have one ), scoop out the inside of the zucchini so that about 1/4" remains around the sides, making a boat.
  • In a medium pan brought to temperature over medium heat, add the 1/4 cup of butter. Once the butter is melted, add the ground chicken to the pan and stir to break up the meat. Cook the chicken for approximately 5 minutes, stirring frequently so that there are no large chunks of chicken.
  • Add the honey and Sriracha to the pan. Stir well to combine and coat the ground chicken. Cook over medium heat 8 - 10 minutes, until the sauce thickens.
  • Grease a rimmed baking sheet or Pyrex-style pan. Place the raw zucchini boats cut side up on the pan. Split the chicken mixture between the boats. I like to fill each boat until the meat is JUST poking up above the edge of the zucchini boat - this means you might have leftover chicken. Split the shredded cheese evenly on top of each chicken-filled boat.
  • Cover the pan tightly with foil. Bake for 30 - 35 minutes, or until zucchini is softened and cheese is melted. Garnish with jalapeños, greek yogurt, and a drizzle of sriracha.

Notes

Do not leave out the butter! It is what thickens the sauce.  Without it, the sauce will be runny.

Nutrition

Serving: 2stuffed zucchini boats | Calories: 310kcal