BBQ Chicken Zucchini Boats

BBQ Chicken Zucchini Boats
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This recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes, leverages tasty leftovers, and brings familiar flavours to the table in a fun, approachable way.
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 6 boats
  • 3 medium zucchini, washed, cut lengthwise
  • 1½ cups (375 ml) cooked chicken breast, chopped
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) BBQ sauce
  • 1 Tbsp (15 ml) olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1½ cups (375 ml) shredded aged white cheddar
  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Use a small spoon to scoop out the inside of each zucchini piece to create six fillable veggie boats.
  3. In a small bowl combine chicken and BBQ sauce. Stir well to coat evenly.
  4. Place zucchini on a baking sheet and brush inside with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Fill each boat with ¼ cup cooked chicken mixture. Top each boat with cheese, peppers and green onion.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes until the cheese is golden and bubbly and zucchini is tender.
“Each “boat” boasts 10 grams of protein, and 48% daily value for vitamin C!” - Emily

It may be corny, but kids respond so positively to fun food names. I live it all the time. Is it a vegetable? Is it a boat? If you have the spunk and imagination of a four-year-old, it can be both. And when it is both, it gets a 10 out of 10 from Remi.

If you’re new to cooking with kids, don’t shy away. Embrace the mess, the extra time required, and all the unplanned fun along the way. Cooking together can be one thing families can do to feel happier, closer and more content, just when we need it most. - Emily Mardell, GetJoyFull
Nutrition Information
Calories: 157 Fat: 11 grams Carbohydrates: 4 grams Protein: 10 grams


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