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BBQ Chicken Zucchini Boats

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 30 minutes
  • yield Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • category Category: Dinner
  • method Method: Oven
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


These 30 minute BBQ Chicken Zucchini Boats are loaded with flavor, low in calories and high in protein! This healthy and delicious chicken zucchini recipe is perfect for weeknight dinners!



  • 3 zucchini, halved (seeds removed)
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, cooked and shredded
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce (I used Stubbs Brand)
  • 1/3 cup shredded mexican cheese
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup diced green onions
  • 3 tablespoons of ranch dressing to drizzle


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Scoop the seeds out of the zucchini halves, leaving a little about a 1/2″ hole carved out of the center (similar to a boat). Place the zucchini flesh side up in a 9×13 casserole dish.
  3. Add shredded chicken and BBQ sauce to a small bowl. Toss to coat all the chicken with BBQ sauce.
  4. Fill the zucchini boats with the BBQ chicken mixture. (about 1/4-1/3 cup for each zucchini boat)
  5. Sprinkle with mexican cheese on top.
  6. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. (NOTE: I like my zucchini with a bite, if you would like yours more tender bake for an additional 5-10 minutes for desired tenderness)
  7. Remove from oven.
  8. Garnish with avocado, tomatoes, green onion, and a drizzle of ranch dressing. Serve.


  • Serving Size: 1 1/2 zucchini boats
  • Calories: 212
  • Sugar: 6 g
  • Sodium: 402 mg
  • Fat: 11 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 19 g
  • Cholesterol: 50 mg

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