5-Ingredient Chicken Zucchini Boats

Try this low-carb and gluten-free 5-Ingredient Chicken Zucchini Boats that are stuffed with chicken, homemade tomato pasta sauce and mozzarella/ cheddar cheese. 

Try this low-carb and gluten-free 5-Ingredient Chicken Zucchini Boats that are stuffed with chicken, homemade tomato pasta sauce and mozzarella/ cheddar cheese.

If you often visit Primavera Kitchen, you may notice that this week we just had one recipe posted and I apologize for that. The past week wasn’t very easy for me because I had severe back pain for 4 days. I couldn’t walk well and I had a very hard time to do my daily activities through out the day. To be honest with you I didn’t feel like doing anything really.

I guess nobody enjoys being in pain and work at the same time, right? So, I took these few days off to take care of myself and try to get better.

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Try this low-carb and gluten-free 5-Ingredient Chicken Zucchini Boats that are stuffed with chicken, homemade tomato pasta sauce and mozzarella/ cheddar cheese. Try this low-carb and gluten-free 5-Ingredient Chicken Zucchini Boats that are stuffed with chicken, homemade tomato pasta sauce and mozzarella/ cheddar cheese.

I took some medication, exercised more and now I’m feeling very good. It’s like I’ve never had any pain before. Also I’m feeling very grateful for being well again. Unfortunately, we often take for granted many things in our lives that we should be very grateful for. I believe that our gratitude is essential to have a good life. That’s why I always take 5 minutes of my morning routine to be grateful for all the wonderful things I have in my life such as my healthy, my son, my husband, friends and family, my home and my job.

Another thing that I’m really grateful for is to be able to make homemade foods for my family and me almost everyday. When I cook I have the peace of mind that what we are eating is actually good for our healthy since I choose the best and fresh ingredients and control the amount of sugar, salt and bad fat in my dishes. For example to make this 5-Ingredient Chicken Zucchini Rolls recipe I bought fresh zucchini at my local market and bought free-range and vegetarian feed chicken. I also made my own tomato sauce, which is delicious and brings more flavour to this dish.

Try this low-carb and gluten-free 5-Ingredient Chicken Zucchini Boats that are stuffed with chicken, homemade tomato pasta sauce and mozzarella/ cheddar cheese.

Try this low-carb and gluten-free 5-Ingredient Chicken Zucchini Boats that are stuffed with chicken, homemade tomato pasta sauce and mozzarella/ cheddar cheese.

All these good ingredients bring this 5-Ingredient Chicken Zucchini Boats recipe to another level. I believe that what makes a delicious recipe is actually the quality of the ingredients and not much the complicate cook techniques. And this recipe is all about that: simple and good quality ingredients.

You only need 5-ingredients to make it, which it’s enough to have a flavourful and healthy meal for your busy weeknight dinners. This 5-Ingredient Chicken Zucchini Rolls recipe is very easy to make, gluten-free, low-carb and paleo-friendly too (if you don’t use the cheese on top). You can serve it with fluffy rice, green salad or on its own. Enjoy!

Let’s now jump to the recipe and make this delicious 5-Ingredient Chicken Zucchini Boats

5-Ingredient Chicken Zucchini Boats

Try this low-carb and gluten-free 5-Ingredient Chicken Zucchini Boats that are stuffed with chicken, homemade tomato pasta sauce and mozzarella/ cheddar cheese. 

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Ingredients:

  • 3 medium zucchinis, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 2 cups pasta tomato sauce
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella and cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste (optional)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (optional)

Directions:

  1. Cut the edges of the zucchini and slice each one in half lengthwise.
  2. Using a spoon or a melon baller, remove the flesh from the center of the zucchini halves.
  3. Chop the scooped out zucchini flesh and set aside.
  4. Pour ½ cup of the pasta tomato sauce into a 9×13” casserole and spread well.
  5. Preheat the oven to 375˚F
  6. Add olive oil, the chicken and the chopped zucchini to a large non-stick skillet. Sauté over medium heat for 3 minutes or until the chopped zucchini is soft.
  7. Add tomato pasta sauce, salt and black pepper to taste and cook for 1 minute or so.
  8. Preheat the oven to 375ºF.
  9. Stuff the scooped out zucchini halves with the chicken mixture.
  10. Pour the remaining pasta sauce over the zucchini and cover the casserole with aluminum foil.
  11. Bake the zucchini for 30-35 minutes. Remove the casserole from the oven and add shredded cheese. Bake for more 3-5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  12. Garnish with parsley if you prefer.
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Try this low-carb and gluten-free 5-Ingredient Chicken Zucchini Boats that are stuffed with chicken, homemade tomato pasta sauce and mozzarella/cheddar cheese.